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  1. #1
    claudedaniel
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    Track Changes Options

    [Using Windows 95 and Word 97]

    G'day,

    I cannot view, and therefore change, the track changes-options fields. The whole options panel, including the general tools-options-track changes, are grayed out [no fields or text visible]. I have conducted the following investigations so far:

    the track changes work on another computer - therefore it is not the document.
    track changes view options does not work on new small documents.
    I have changed the normal.dot file and it still does not work.

    Cheers,

    Claude

  2. #2
    BAM
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    Re: Track Changes Options

    Hi Claude,

    This is due to a little corruption in the Registry.

    Exit Word and in the Registry drill down to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice8.0WordDat a

    and delete the Settings value on the right. Word will rebuild this upon restarting.

    If you need step-by-step instructions and information on backing up the Registry see this article:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/MissingMenusEtc.htm>http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErr...ngMenusEtc.htm</A>

    The article is primarily written for missing toolbars, but the steps will apply.

    Also, rebuilding the Settings value will result in lost customizations in Tools/Options, Tools/AutoCorrect, and a handful of other misc. preferences. See this article:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/MissingMenusEtc.htm>http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErr...ngMenusEtc.htm</A> for a list of what will be reset and a method you can use to preserve the values.

    Note that if you do choose to use the method for preserving your user preferences and record a macro, the existing Tools/Options data will be recorded even if you are unable to see them in the dialog box.
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    Cheers!

  3. #3
    claudedaniel
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    Re: Track Changes Options

    Thanks for your help. It worked a treat. The same problem has happened a couple of times since. I suppose I am maxing out my computer. <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

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