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Old 08-02-2012, 01:50 PM
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Several inconsiderate programs, such as Acrobat and some PDF converters, change various Word settings and do not restore them. I am trying to write a macro to restore my settings the way I want them.

Using the recorder, I got this code, which seems to work. I have included the opposite settings as comments in case I change my mind.

Can anyone improve on this?
Sub MyStdSettings()
' Turn picture placeholders off (False)
' ActiveWindow.View.ShowPicturePlaceHolders = True
ActiveWindow.View.ShowPicturePlaceHolders = False
' Always show field shading
' ActiveWindow.View.FieldShading = wdFieldShadingNever
ActiveWindow.View.FieldShading = wdFieldShadingAlways
' ActiveWindow.View.FieldShading = wdFieldShadingWhenSelected
' Clear all formatting options
' Show text boundaries
' ActiveWindow.View.ShowTextBoundaries = False
ActiveWindow.View.ShowTextBoundaries = True
End Sub
Then I remembered that I seem to turn tracking on by mistake and wanted to add that to the macro. But no matter whether I use Alt+T or the ribbon, the command the recorder stores in the macro is the same for turning tracking on or off:

ActiveDocument.TrackRevisions = Not ActiveDocument.TrackRevisions

What command can I use to always turn it off?
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:12 PM
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Hi Jennifer,

I've never known an Addin to change any of those settings, though I accept YMMV.

To disable track changes, use:
ActiveDocument.TrackRevisions = False

What I've found you're more likely to end up with is a bunch of custom Styles being added to a document created via a PDF/OCR conversion. You could use a macro to delete all Styles that aren't found in, say,, but that would result in any content in the unwanted custom Styles being converted to Normal Style with the consequential loss of formatting.
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