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    Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002, SP2)

    My wife, an editor, is chagrined over what has been done to the Track Changes feature in Word 2002. You used to be able to have the redlined text in the sentence alongside the changes, and comments in the margin. Now you either have to have the changed or deleted text in the margin (the default) or, if you go to Tools>Options>Track Changes and uncheck Balloons, comments become invisible on the page and are relegated to a separate window where they

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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

    Hi Tim:
    You're wife is not alone. Woody had a series of articles in WOW. I wish I had a list, but a quick search reveals:
    http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/ar...ate.asp?v6-n35
    http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/ar...ate.asp?v6-n35
    http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/ar...ate.asp?v7-n10
    http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/ar...ate.asp?v7-n20
    http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/ar...ate.asp?v7-n31
    http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/ar...ate.asp?v7-n43
    http://www.woodyswatch.com/wowmm/arc...ate.asp?v3-n04

    I haven't looked at these lately. One thing she can do is to go to Tools/Customize/commands tab/Tools & look at all the revision items under Commands for the Tools Catagory.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

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    Phil,

    Thanks for the links, to which I'll add

    http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/ar...ate.asp?v7-n19

    sections 4-5, which have the most comprehensive description of the

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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

    Another pain with Word 2002 Track Changes is that the colour of the insertions and deletions no longer depends on the author/editor/reviewer who reviewed and made the changes - in my Word 2002, regardless of who made the changes they all show up as red:-(( In word 97 the colour changed depending on who had edited the document - three different reviewers/editors and you'd have three different coloured sets of changes. Now that was useful:-))

    Does anyone know if Word 2003 has "improved" Track Changes back to how it used to work (and well) in Word 97?

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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

    Hi Trevor:
    I haven't used Word 2002, but are you saying that if you go to Tools/Options/Track Changes tab, that there is no option to set color "by author", as in previous versions?

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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

    Phil, that option is still present in Word 2002.

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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

    Hi Phil & Hans,

    Thanks for your responses.

    The is no option in my Word 2002 SP 2 to change colour by author. See the attached dialogue.
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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

    For me, that option is the first "color" (see attached).
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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

    Hi Jefferson:
    Is there a place to choose the color, etc. of deleted text also in Word 2002 or is that something that you have to add back in? I vaguely recall Woody talking about that.

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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

    Woody's newsletter covered the options for how to depict deletions (e.g., strikethrough), but as far as I know, the color of deletions cannot be varied independently. If I recall correctly, all additions and deletions by the same person are marked in the same color. Otherwise we'd run out of colors. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

    Hi Jefferson:
    I was curious when I saw the Word 2002 dialog box. Yes, we would run out of colors if set by author <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>. I was wondering if there was an option similar to Word 2000, where you can set color for both additions & deletions independently.
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    Re: Track Changes (redlining) in Word 2002 (2002,

    I forgot about that. I guess I never used it? It's not in the dialog, but it remains in the object model:

    Options.InsertedTextMark
    Options.InsertedTextColor

    Options.DeletedTextMark
    Options.DeletedTextColor

    Options.RevisedPropertiesMark
    Options.RevisedPropertiesColor

    Options.RevisedLinesMark
    Options.RevisedLinesColor

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