Word: Better overview in change tracking mode

Icon_Word10_33x32Anyone who works with Word for business purposes could receive a Word document that can no longer be read properly, as it may work with change tracking and every change is displayed. The following tip shows how you can get a better overview with just a few settings.


I used Word 2007 for the screenshots. Starting with Word 2007, the path should be similar.

Register "Überprüfen"open, then on"Track change " and in the context menu "Change options for tracking changes" choose.

Tracking options

I recommend the following settings in the options for following up changes:

  1. "Insertions" on "without"

  2. "Deletes" to "Hidden"

  3. "Speech bubbles" to "Never"

If only text changes are to be recorded, you can remove the check mark under "Track formatting".



In addition, "Final version contains markups" can be set to "Final", which provides an even better overview.

Final version includes markups

Furthermore, you can hide hidden markup when you open it.

Office Button> Word Options> Trust Center> Settings for the Trust Center ...

In this window, Trust Center, check the box under "Show hidden markups when opening or saving " in the area "Document-specific settings" remove.

Hide markup when opened


Have fun trying!

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