Track changes functionality in Microsoft Word Enables collaboration between you and your colleagues and makes easy-to-spot changes. Unfortunately, in some cases, activating this feature poses a problem. For example, when enabled to edit a document or file, theWipe offThe 'button does not activate the strikethrough. Let's try to solve it!
Track Changes – The Delete button does not appear barred
Those who are familiar with the Track Changes option know that when enabled, the deletions are crossed out (when they are selected by highlighting and pressing the Delete button on the keyboard), and the additions are underlined. However, sometimes the word or phrase to be deleted does not show a red line deleting it. Instead, the entire text or sentence is erased. In such cases, it becomes difficult to track changes for colleagues because they do not know where to incorporate the changes. The only information displayed is the message in the comment balloon: DELETED: XXX.
Deletion does not show up in strikethrough due to the combination of certain factors. You will need to disable them as follows:
- Advanced configuration options for tracking changes
- Check the "Show Markup" section.
1) Configure advanced tracking options for changes
In Word, use the drop-down menu option in the Ribbon Tracking section.
Then click on theAdvanced options'Tab.
When the & #39;Advanced change tracking options'Open, click on the Annotations / Deletions drop-down menu option and, in the list of options displayed, selectClosed off"
2) Check the "Show Markup" section
Select the "Review" tab in the Microsoft Word ribbon menu and go to the menufollowed& #39; section.
There, click on the down arrow, right next to "Show markupAnd uncheck the boxView balloon revisions'Option.
When you do, the deleted text will be displayed as striped rather than in bubbles.
The same procedure also works on Microsoft Word for Mac, although the steps may vary slightly.
This article will show you how to track changes and comments in Microsoft Word.