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Old 02-11-2020, 11:52 AM
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Hello,


I accidentally turned this on (don't know how), and now every single document I open is full of markup. I can't for the life of me turn it off. I've tried everything in the Review section. Please help me get rid of it!


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Old 02-11-2020, 04:19 PM
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There are two things you need to do:

1. Turn off track changes.
2. turn of the display of existing tracked changes

to turn off track changes, go to the Review menu. If the Track Changes icon is shaded, then it is still active. click the icon, and the background color should change to match the rest of the toolbar--signifying that the feature has been turned off.

To turn of the DISPLAY of tracked changes, look for the dropdown to the immediate right of the Track Changes icon. If you're seeing markup, it likely shows either All Markup or Simple Markup. Change the dropdown to No Markup and you should be good.


Now, if you want to get rid of the existing tracked changes as well, there is a shortcut. Go to the immediate right of the markup dropdown, and click the button below Accept. The bottom option in the dropdown is Accept all changes AND Stop Tracking.

Hope this helps!
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You can toggle 'Track Changes' on/off via Ctrl-Shift-E. You can also display the 'Track Changes' state on Word's status bar. A single click on it there toggles 'Track Changes' on/off.
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There are two things you need to do:

1. Turn off track changes.
2. turn of the display of existing tracked changes
Turning off the display of existing tracked changes is unlikely to be helpful; what's most likely needed is for those changes to be accepted or rejected.
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Thanks a lot to both of you! A great help. All that markup has now disappeared.


I think Ctrl-Shift-E must have been what I pressed by accident in the first place.
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