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    Hi everyone,

    I've checked the MSKB and can't find this issue there.

    We have Word XP here. On a random but pretty regular basis we've found that Track Changes will turn itself on every time we open a document. That is, I have a document. I turn off Track Changes and save & close the document. When I open the document again, Track Changes is turned on again. Turn it off, save & close, open and it's back again. Rinse and repeat!

    The only way we've found around the problem is to copy the text into a new document. The new document doesn't have the problem.

    Does anyone know what causes this behavior? As I said, it seems random. We used to think it was related to our documents having been brought up to XP from Word 97, but since we haven't worked in 97 for many years it's hard for me to believe this many documents still fall into that category.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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    The document probably contains some revisions (tracked changes). Accept or reject all revisions, turn off Track Changes, then save and close the document.

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    Hi Hans,

    I thought of that too but no. Even turning on/off all the revision "filters" (authors, type, etc.) and then trying to find the revisions revealed nothing.

    Though...I'll admit I haven't tried running MS's "remove hidden information" tool on one of these documents. I'll try that just to see if there's something else that "Accept/Reject" and I are both missing.

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