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    Track *MY* changes (Word 2000`)

    I want to use track changes to track ALL changes to a document.
    Particularly, I want to track this scenario:
    If I add some text, and then a week later come back and delete some or all of that added text, I want it tracked. But what Word does is that it sees I'm the author of that added text, so it doesn't track the delete of that text.
    One workaround is that I can change my author name subtly each time in Tools>Options>User Information, for example plovett, plovett1, plovett2.
    But other users may not remember to do this.
    I'm looking for the 'Track all changes, even when I change my own edits' checkbox. But I haven't found it. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
    Any ideas?
    Peter

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    Re: Track *MY* changes (Word 2000`)

    How about writing an AutoOpen macro to change the User name - for example increment it or add the date?
    Perhaps you could use a special character eg # to identify introduce the date, then the macro could delete back to the # before adding the new date.

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    Re: Track *MY* changes (Word 2000`)

    I wonder whether you could create a macro that intercepts the backspace key and marks the character-or-selection-to-be-deleted as a revision instead. I guess you wouldn't want this to be on all the time. Hmmm...

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