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    Track Changes (2002) (Word 2002 10.2627.3501 SP-1)

    Several of us have been upgraded from Word 2000 to 2002. We're aware that Track Changes is radically different but must say that some of the changes are not user friendly. One thing that we particularly miss is the ability to have deleted text in red strikeout as well as inserted text in blue bold. It was very easy to distinguish the two. Now we have the balloons.

    Is there any way to get this feature or go back to the way it was in 2000? Is Word 2003 this way too?

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    Re: Track Changes (2002) (Word 2002 10.2627.3501 SP-1)

    Hi Sherry,

    I, too, have noted the devolution of track changes. Comments have been rolled into track changes and have lost their oomph, too.

    I'm not familiar with 2002, but here's what I've observed in my limited use of track changes in XP: If you go to Tools | Options | Track Changes tab, you can turn off the balloons. You can choose only one color for both additions and deletions; deletions are shown as strikethrough and additions can be enhanced with double underlines or whatever. You can hightlight places where the formatting only has changed (adding bold or italics, for example). If you use bold to identify a changed format, and then bold something, it will still be displayed in the track changes color.

    There may be more than that, but it does address your concern about the balloons (yuch!).

    Kim

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    Re: Track Changes (2002) (Word 2002 10.2627.3501 SP-1)

    To change the "deleted text mark" to strikethrough requires a trip to the Visual Basic Editor (VBE). It's not that scary, really, see <post#=272718>post 272718</post#> for more information.

    As for the colors, I use color by author, so inserts and deletes are the same color. I never tried it with different colors. If this is not available in the dialog, it probably also can be set using the VBE, but I haven't gone digging for the name of the property you would set.

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    Re: Track Changes (2002) (Word 2002 10.2627.3501 SP-1)

    Hi Jefferson,

    Strikethrough appeared without any VBE from me (unless I've started coding in my sleep). What is the default supposed to be?

    Kim

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    Re: Track Changes (2002) (Word 2002 10.2627.3501 SP-1)

    I can't remember what the default is/was. Maybe it was changed in a service pack? (Would be a good move by MS if so!)

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    Re: Track Changes (2002) (Word 2002 10.2627.3501 SP-1)

    Or I could be programming in my sleep...

    Just for <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>s, I searched the MSFT Knowledge Base and found an article that seemed to indicate that deleted text at least should have appeared with strikethrough. Here it is.

    It's a little more intimidating than running code in the immediate window, but it does point in the direction of a MSFT "Whoops."

    K

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