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    Carry forward Track Changes (Word 97/2000/XP/2003)

    Is there a way of caopying/carrying forward trach changes from 1 document to a new one?

    I am copying text from one document to another (newly created) document using our template (with several sections etc). Obviously it doesn't take across the TC but is this possible - somehow.

    I have found that the original document is somehow "corrupt' and paginates the document forever when saving any change made to it. I have to press the Esc. But I found that when copy the contents to a 'newly created' document & then make any changes - the repagination is smooth and works fine!

    Thanks for the info

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    Re: Carry forward Track Changes (Word 97/2000/XP/2003)

    Not easily - the pasted text will be as if you had accepted all changes. If Track Changes is on in the target document, the entire pasted text will be marked as an insertion.

    You could try writing a macro that loops through the revisions in the source document and applies them to the target document, but looping through revisions doesn't work well in a complicated document, so it's probably not worth the trouble,

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    Re: Carry forward Track Changes (Word 97/2000/XP/2

    (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    The secret of copying the tracked changes is to turn track changes off before copying. See this Editorium article http://lists.topica.com/lists/editorium/re...?mid=1717333964
    The next issue has a response from a reader who says it's a feature, not a bug. I agree because I, too, keep a style sheet and need to copy the accepted change quickly. I grant, though, that for most other copying I want to keep the tracked changed in the new file.

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    Re: Carry forward Track Changes (Word 97/2000/XP/2

    Thanks! I didn't know that, so I learned something new today!

    (As the author of the article remarks, it's strange that tracked changes get copied if track changes is off and don't get copied if it is on, but hey - whatever works.)

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    Re: Carry forward Track Changes (Word 97/2000/XP/2

    Thanks. I will certainly try it out.
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    Re: Carry forward Track Changes (Word 97/2000/XP/2

    Thanks for tip Pam but no good. It doesn't work.

    Tried lots of different combinations - it just works as expected (as Hans mentioned in his reply). Either you get all text as TC or none. There is no carry forward of the TC from original document <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16> . This is such a pain.

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    Re: Carry forward Track Changes (Word 97/2000/XP/2

    You must be doing something wrong - Pam's tip works for sure! Track Changes must be off in both the source document and in the target document when you copy/paste.

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