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Old 09-05-2013, 08:43 AM
wordistheword wordistheword is offline Can Word highlight the same text in the Reviewing Pane as in the main document? Windows 7 64bit Can Word highlight the same text in the Reviewing Pane as in the main document? Office 2010 32bit
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Hello,
I would like to be able to click on (or highlight) a specific tracked change (e.g., an inserted portion of text) in the Reviewing Pane and have the same text highlighted (or, at the very least, have the cursor move to that point in the document, or somehow otherwise flagged) in the main document. As it is, it (sometimes) simply scrolls the document so that the clicked-on addition is (sort of) at the top of the page (but not always). I have been told by my co-workers that this is an annoying feature of Word that has no solution; is there some hidden option (or an add-on) to make Word do what I want it to do?
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:26 PM
eNGiNe eNGiNe is offline Can Word highlight the same text in the Reviewing Pane as in the main document? Windows 7 32bit Can Word highlight the same text in the Reviewing Pane as in the main document? Office 2010 64bit
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With track changes on (so that the changes are automatically marked in the main document) I get exactly the behaviour you are asking for: if I click on an insertion or deletion line in the reviewing pane, the main document scrolls to put the start of the change at the top of the screen. The only tiny quirk I've noticed is that with insertions the document scrolls to the last line of the paragraph before the insertion.

Tell us more about what you're seeing, and someone more knowledgeable than me will probably be able to help you.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:46 AM
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Thanks for the reply, eNGiNe.

After playing around with it yesterday, I realized that, by default (at least on my PC), when I click on an insertion in the reviewing pane, it scrolls the main window so that the selected insertion is at the top of the screen unless it is already in view, in which case it just sits there looking dumb, obstinately refusing to tell me where that text is and forcing me to weed through the page manually. That's why I thought that it didn't always find the same text in the main window.

The quasiworkaround I came up with is, if it doesn't scroll somewhere when I click an insertion, scroll the document away from there and try again. Hasn't failed yet.

Still, it would be nice if it would highlight the text in the main document for me and scroll to it, no matter where I am in the document...
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:59 PM
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Ah … I hadn't tried the case where the change is already somewhere in the current page: but I just did, and the Reviewing pane obediently scrolls the change to the top of the main screen even when there are several changes on the same page.

Are the tracked changes in your document not visibly highlighted?
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:50 AM
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Yes, tracked changes are visibly highlighted.

I wonder if this could be yet another case where my computer exhibits a certain behavior but others behave differently. Wouldn't be the first time. I blame it on years of accumulated Windows and Office updates...
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