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    Star Lounger
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    Track Changes (Word 2002 SR2)

    Sorry - you are all going to be EXTREMELY sorry that I have upgraded to 2002 from W97 as I will never be off the lounge !! I have a major issue with the new track changes. I am aware that these have changed to the balloons and everything I've read mentions that that these are either great or awful ! I know, however, that the partners in my firm will NOT go a bundle on them, so I tried to get back to something resembling the former track changes and I'm struggling with my "deleted" options. I have read in various sources that you cannot customise these but that they should show as being "struckthrough". However, my deletions are just showing up formatted with red - I cannot see strikethrough text in normal view or page layout view and I am tearing my hair out. If anyone can help me then I would appreciate it. I'm sure I read that i could run a macro which shows deleted text as strikethrough, but the guys in here won't accept that and I'll just get a lot of grief.

    I look forward to hearing (again) from any of you good people.

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    Re: Track Changes (Word 2002 SR2)

    According to Woody's Office Watch Volume 7 Issue 11
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    > Go into Print Layout View (View | Print Layout) so you
    can see what you're doing.

    > Get rid of the balloons and force Word to show you
    deleted text in the main body of the document by clicking
    Tools | Options | Track Changes, and unchecking the box
    marked "Use balloons in Print and Web Layout."

    > You should see inserted text formatted as underlined, and
    deleted text formatted as strikethrough. If the inserted
    text isn't formatted correctly, click Tools | Options |
    Track Changes and twiddle the settings in the upper box,
    marked Track Changes Options. If the deleted text isn't
    formatted correctly, read my discussion in the next
    section.

    At that point, you should be able to print the document,
    and it'll look precisely the way you want. (Which is to
    say, precisely the way it used to look in Word 2000 and
    Word 97!)
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    The "next section" he refers to describes your exact problem and asks people suffering from it to run a short macro and let him know whether it fixes it.

    StuartR

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    Re: Track Changes (Word 2002 SR2)

    Stuart, thank you so much for pointing me to the solution. Running Woody's macro has solved the problem. Even after rebooting!

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