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Updated on: 20-05-2024

Word - Track Changes and Document Protection (Intermediate/Advanced)

Topics covered

Track Changes and Document Protection in Word

  • Track changes
  • Hiding/revealing marks and balloons
  • Revision Management
  • Adding comments
  • Protect Documents with a Password
  • Apply Read-Only options
  • Restrict Editing

The Track Changes function in Word allows you to keep a record of amendments made to a document. You can then choose to accept or reject the amendments. It is a useful tool for managing changes made by several reviewers to the same document.

The comment function in Microsoft Word is a very useful tool. You can use it to leave comments for a proof reader before getting it checked, and you might receive feedback in comments if you are having your work edited. You can also use it to make notes while redrafting a document.

You can protect a document by using a password to help prevent unauthorized access.  Select the Restrict Editing option if you are happy for users to view the document but want to protect it from being modified.  Apply the Read only option as a recommendation.

Online training will be delivered via MS Teams. You will receive joining instructions before your selected session.

At the end of the session all delegates will:

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Manage track changes and comments in Word
  • Protect documents using a password
  • Set read only options and restrict editing

About the course

Course Code MLCSU-TR0049
Intended Audience Regular users of Word or those who have completed Word Introduction topics
Delivery Method Online
Required Experience / Training Comfortable with the content of the Word Introduction topics Quiet room with access to MS Teams and headset or headphones
Duration of Training 1 hour