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The “official” Microsoft Word 2003 version:


Track changes while you edit



  1. Open the document you want to revise.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Track Changes.

When the Track Changes feature is enabled, TRK appears on the status bar (status bar: A horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen that displays information about the current condition of the program, such as the status of items in the window, the progress of the current task, or information about the selected item.) at the bottom of your document. When you turn off change tracking, TRK is dimmed.


Denise’s version for ‘Buds:



This is a quick rundown on track changes and comments. (This works on Word 2000 & 2003 that I know of; if you have an older version of Word this may not apply)



When you have a word doc open, up at the top section where the font info and justifications are, there should be a set of boxes that look like:




This is the reviewing pane (with the track changes and whatnot—if you don’t see it there are **instructions below to open it).

The symbol/box that has the orange little star looking square in the top left corner and something that looks like a pencil across the bottom right corner (second symbol from right) is the track changes box. You click on it to turn it on or off.




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Knock wood (’cause I am uber-superstitious): It is one week into 2009 and so far I have managed to stay on track with the goals.  I have written and edited every day!

To add a little extra challenge, I received my Print Galley for Trading Faces and have two weeks to go over that and turn it back in–but I am NOT complaining. I *heart* editing when I am getting something out of it, oh like a book in print! (But I did find one thing that made me cringe that I had to change. With a quick glance over the word it might not make people immediately say take notice–but it was there nonetheless.) Luckily, though, that is why we get the print galley.

Assuming I get it all turned in on time, the release date for the print version of Trading Faces is June 30, 2009 — WOOHOO! 

OH and to add another challenge–thanks to Sandy J and Ames (and the stupid DH for posting high school pics) I have succumbed to the Face Book temptation–dern them!

Oh well. Life is never dull is it?!?!?!?

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