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Help using the review facility in Word?!
rollonthesummer · 20/03/2017 09:11
I've just started my masters and my tutor has looked over the first draft of a literature review I've written. He's made changes which come up in red on my document which I can accept or ignore and then they mostly disappear.
Any changes I've made of my own then come up in blue. How can I get rid of this!? Will the blue and red be there when I print it out as it's there on the print preview?
I've never used this function before-computers barely had a word count function when I did my degree ;)-can anyone explain what I need to do very slowly!
Foureyesarebetterthantwo · 20/03/2017 09:49
Ok, I am no computer expert, but you need to get 'track changes' off. So, in the toolbar, under Review, there's a 'track changes' function- if you click/go on that button it turns it on and off. You now want it off as you are accepting the changes he or she has made and want to write without showing the blue.
To get rid of all track changes on printing, you need to put it in 'Final' mode, not 'Final showing markup' which you currently are looking at- again this is in the Review section...
Hope that helps, perhaps play about with it, but you aren't stuck with the red and blue, for sure!
tribpot · 20/03/2017 09:55
Foureyes has explained it very well, but if you wanted to see it in action, you could have a look at YouTube - for example introduces the use of comments and track changes.
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