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How to Show Revisions Inline or in Balloons in Track Changes Function of Microsoft Word?

Turning on Track Changes function of your Microsoft Word document gives you an option to make changes that are easy to follow. The changes and revisions are like suggestions that one can review, and then remove by rejecting them or make them permanent by accepting them. This handout discusses how to show revisions inline or balloons in Tracked Changes.

20.12.2020

How to Show Revisions Inline or in Balloons in Track Changes Function of Microsoft Word?

What Is Microsoft Word Track Changes Function?

Track changes function in Microsoft Word is a very handy tool to track your revisions, corrections, changes, edits, and even suggestions and comments while you’re reviewing a document. When an editor or proofreader returns a revised document to a client with his/her all revisions visibly marked, they need Track Changes function of Microsoft Word.

It’s easy to see and follow all the revisions and changes in the paper and to accept or reject them. With a tracked changes paper, you will see some essential comments that the editor or reviewer has left on the right-hand side of the page.

Turning on Track Changes function of your Microsoft Word document gives you an option to make changes that are easy to follow. The changes and revisions are like suggestions that one can review, and then remove by rejecting them or make them permanent by accepting them. You can either Accept or Reject the revisions step by step or by a click. This handout created by our tech team discusses how to show revisions inline or in balloons in Tracked Changes function of Microsoft Word 2020 (macOS).

How to Show Revisions Inline or Balloons in Track Changes Function of Microsoft Word 2020 (macOS)

Microsoft Word typically shows revisions, changes, and corrections in balloons near the margin of the page. Here are the steps to show revisions inline.

  • Go to the Review tab and select Markup.

  • To show all revisions in Balloons, you need to go to the Review tab and select the following options:

  • Markup Options > Balloons > Show Revisions in Balloons.

How to Show Revisions Inline in Track Changes Function of Microsoft Word?

When you want to see all revisions in balloons instead of inline,

  • Go to the Review tab and follow these steps: 

  • Markup Options > Balloons > Show All Revisions Inline.

How to Show Revisions Inline in Track Changes Function of Microsoft Word?

Sometimes, you might want to see both comments and formatting in balloons. For that, you need to follow these steps:

  • Go to the Review tab,

  • Select Markup Options > Balloons > Show Only Comments and Formatting in Balloons.

How to Show Revisions Inline in Track Changes Function of Microsoft Word?

The edited version of your document will be returned with all edits visibly marked via Track Changes Function of Microsoft Word 2020

At Best Edit & Proof, when your project is completed and delivered, you will find the edited version of your manuscript on your dashboard. You should visit besteditproof.com and download the revised version of the paper from your dashboard. Your document will be returned with all edits visibly marked. All of our edits, including corrections, suggestions, and comments via Track-Changes function, appear in the margins of your returned document. It’s easy to see and follow all the suggestions and changes and to accept or reject them. You will also see some essential comments that our editors or proofreaders have left on the right-hand side of the page. If you have any difficulty navigating the Track-Changes function of Microsoft Word, do let us know so we can give you a hand.

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How to Show Revisions Inline in Track Changes Function of Microsoft Word?

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