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    Track changes (MS WORD 2003)

    Whenever a documents is changed using the track changes feature a small popup shows the name of the person ( or the PC), date and time when the change was made. How can I change the name of the person in this popup.

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    Re: Track changes (MS WORD 2003)

    The name in this popup is taken from the name that you can change at Tools > Options > User Information.

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    Re: Track changes (MS WORD 2003)

    Stuart,

    Thanks for the simple solution which is much appreciated

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    Re: Track changes (MS WORD 2003)

    By the way, the information is "read-only" after it is recorded, but can be changed to "unknown" or "author" by ticking the box to remove personal information from the document when it is saved. (Tools>Options..., Security tab)

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    Re: Track changes (MS WORD 2003)

    Striclty speaking, you're right, Jefferson, but the revision author can be changed by saving out to RTF (or in this case, XML would work nicely too), and changing with a text editor.

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    Re: Track changes (MS WORD 2003)

    Dumb RTF question: can you search and replace without regard to string length/spaces/odd characters, and assume it will all convert back to DOC nicely, or is there a character count or other "checksum" that would prevent that?

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    Re: Track changes (MS WORD 2003)

    That's not a dumb question at all.

    Yes, you can search/replace without regards to string length. However, be careful about special characters in the replacement string. A "" or a {} needs to be escaped ("", "{" or "}" respectively). Also, newlines are ignored in RTF text strings.

    RTF is ugly, but quite a handy tool in certain situations. If you're interested in learning more, I highly recommend The RTF Pocket Guide. It's definitely $10 well spent.

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