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tracking changes compatibility between word 2010 and newer versions of word RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there, 

    just wondering if i make changes and use the track changes tool in word 2010, if someone opens them in newer versions of word will the changes still show for that viewer? 

    Kind regards, 

    Rachel  

    Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:29 PM

All replies

  • The tracked changes will still be in the document for a user that opens the document in a later version of Word, but you can never be sure exactly how the changes will be displayed in a different Word installation. For example, recent versions of Word often default to Simple Markup which displays a simplified view of the tracked changes.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:49 PM
  • Hi Rechel,

    As Stefan said, the tracked changes will work in newer versions of Word, but there may be some display differences between them. To know more information on the Track Changes feature, read Track changes in Word.

    If you have any updates or anything unclear, feel free to post back to tell us.

    Best Regards,

    Herb


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    Monday, August 12, 2019 6:49 AM
  • Hi,

    This thread has been around for a long time. Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. Your action would be helpful to other users who encounter the same issue and read this thread. 

    Thank you for understanding! If you have any questions, or updates, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Herb


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    Monday, August 26, 2019 3:11 AM