HomeTechnologyNewsHow to turn off track changes in Word

How to turn off track changes in Word

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


To turn off change tracking in Word, launch your document in Word, go to the “Review” tab, and select Tracking > Change Tracking. If the button is grayed out, you’ll need to enter the password the author used to lock the document.

It is not necessary to keep track of all changes to the document. You can disable the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word even if your document is locked. We’ll show you how to do this, and how to remove existing tracking changes and print your document with hidden tracking changes.

RELATED: How to copy and paste tracked text in Word 2013

How to stop tracking changes in Word

To start disabling track changes so your future edits to the document aren’t highlighted, start the Word app and open your document.

When your document opens, in the Word ribbon at the top, select the “Review” tab.

Open the tab "Review".

On the “Review” tab, select Track > Track Changes. This will disable the feature.

Change tracking.” width=”650″ height=”287″ onload=”pagespeed.lazyLoadImages.loadIfVisibleAndMaybeBeacon(this);” onerror=”this.onerror=null;pagespeed.lazyLoadImages.loadIfVisibleAndMaybeBeacon(this);”>

What to do if you can’t turn off track changes

If “Track Changes” is grayed out and you can’t click it, the author of your document has blocked the feature. In this case, you will need the password (if one was set) that was used to lock the feature to unlock it.

A dimmed option of "Change control".

Once you’ve obtained the password, in Word’s “Review” tab, click “Track” and choose the down arrow icon next to “Track Changes.”

In the opened menu, select “Block tracking”.

choose "block tracking" on the menu.

In the “Unlock Tracking” window, enter your password and select “OK.”

Enter the password and select

To turn the feature off now, select Tracking > Track Changes.

Select Tracking  data-recalc-dims= Change Tracking.” width=”650″ height=”369″ onerror=”this.onerror=null;pagespeed.lazyLoadImages.loadIfVisibleAndMaybeBeacon(this);”/>

And that is. The feature is now disabled.

You can confirm this by editing your document. You will find that Word no longer records or highlights your changes.

How to remove existing track changes in Word

If you want to get rid of all existing posted changes, accept or reject all those changes. You can do this by going to the “Review” tab in Word and choosing Accept > Accept All Changes or Reject > Reject All Changes.

Accept or reject changes to the document.

Remember that accepting all changes makes all suggested changes permanent, and rejecting all changes means all suggestions will be gone. If you accidentally chose the wrong option, use Ctrl+Z to undo your mistake.

RELATED: How to use Outline View in Microsoft Word

Print a Word document without change tracking

If you want to keep tracked changes but don’t want to see them when you print the document, set your print options as follows.

First, start your document with Word. Then, in the upper left corner of the application, click on “File”.


In the left sidebar, click “Print”. Then in the middle column select “Print All Pages”.

Choose Print  data-recalc-dims= Print All Pages.” width=”645″ height=”439″ onerror=”this.onerror=null;pagespeed.lazyLoadImages.loadIfVisibleAndMaybeBeacon(this);”/>

In the opened menu, disable the “Print Markup” option.

Deselect the

You can now print your document and it will not include the recorded changes. Are you ready.

RELATED: How to use the compare function of Microsoft Word


- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
Must Read
- Advertisement -
Related News
- Advertisement -