How to Make Corrections on a Word Document

How to Make Corrections on a Word Document
How to Make Corrections on a Word Document

Using Microsoft’s “Track changes” feature, it is easy to make changes to a Word document. This lets you make changes to documents without making them different forever. When you’re done making changes to the Word document, you can send it to other people so they can accept or reject your changes. This feature is helpful if you want to fix someone else’s work or share a document for editing by more than one person.

Step 1

Open the file in Word.

Step 2

Click “Review” and then choose “Track Changes.”

Step 3

Make the changes you want to the document itself. When you delete a word, a red line will go through it, and when you add a word or punctuation mark, it will be underlined in blue. Any original text that hasn’t been changed will still be in its original color. You can change these colors by going to the “Track Changes” menu and clicking on “Change Tracking Options.” Click the “Markup” button and choose your own colors for added and removed text, changes to the format, and other changes.

Step 4

Click the “Accept” or “Reject” button in the “Changes” panel to accept or reject changes to the document. This is also found under “Review.”

Step 5

Click the “Track Changes” button again to stop tracking without losing any changes you have made. When you do this, all the text will look the same, and you won’t be able to see the changes you’ve made. When you’re happy with the text, save the file.