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    Track Changes - 2002 versus 97 (Word 2002/97)

    We are transitioning from Office 97 to Office XP. A user is trying to print a document with Word 2002 and show the "Changed Lines" bars on the side of the pages where modifications have been made but not display any of the "deletions" in the document. In Word 97 the Track Changes window has a separate "Insertions" and "Deletions" display control. In Word 2002 it seems that you have a choice of displaying "Insertions and Deletions" but you can't split them out. It's either all or nothing. On the Reviewing Toolbar in Word 2002 if you select Show and remove the check mark from "Insertions and Deletions" you lose the Changed Lines bars as well.

    Is there a way to control the display like you could in Word 97?

    Thanks in advance.

    Ryan

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    Re: Track Changes - 2002 versus 97 (Word 2002/97)

    I don't have Office XP, but one of the tricks suggested in an issue of WOW was to use VBA commands to control some of the features. Try this:

    1. <LI>From your document, open the Visual Basic Editor. (Alt+F11)

      <LI>If the Immediate window is not open, open it. (Ctrl+G)

      <LI>Copy and paste, or type, the following:

      Options.DeletedTextMark

      then type = (an equals sign).

      <LI>The VBE should display several options; to prevent deleted text from appearing in the document choose wdDeletedTextMarkHidden, and press Enter at the end of the line to run the command.

      <LI>Switch back to the document and check it out.
    Basically, this is the same thing you can do in the Tools|Options...|Track Changes dialog in Word 2000, which I think is the same as Word 97 was. Hope this does it.

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    Re: Track Changes - 2002 versus 97 (Word 2002/97)

    Yes that works thanks
    2002 users also have to set balloons 'off' in tools > Options > Track Changes - not an obvious place to look.
    I pick that deletions were already marked hidden <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> - I've now marked mine strikethrough and am a happy camper once again.

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