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Occasionally I open a Word document that I've been editing and see a red bar on the left indicating that Track Changes has been enabled. I don't ever want it enabled. How does this keep happening accidentally? Is there some hot key that I'm hitting?

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It may be that you have Track Changes showing on your Status Bar. That will turn it on and off when you click there. So, it could be a stray mouse click.

I keep that in my Status Bar just so I can be aware if it is turned on. I seldom use it except when editing legal documents to pass back and forth.

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Hi Charles,


Thank you for the response. Can you tell from the attached screenshot if I have Track Changes showing in my Status Bar?


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You do not. Right-click on the status bar. There will be a check mark next to each item that is displayed.
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Right.... I see. Thanks for the info.
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You are welcome. As you can see, I keep a bunch checked!
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Occasionally I open a Word document that I've been editing and see a red bar on the left indicating that Track Changes has been enabled. I don't ever want it enabled. How does this keep happening accidentally? Is there some hot key that I'm hitting?
Perhaps, by mistake, you pressed Ctrl+Shift+E (which enabled Track Changes)? It is a toggle, so you can press the same key combination again to turn off the tracking.
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