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Track Changes modifies author/color when document is saved RRS feed

  • Question

  • What is the fix for this problem of using track changes as an editor but the changes revert from "Editor" to "Author" in Office/Word for Mac 2011? There is no "Remove personal information from file properties on save” option that I can find in any of the Word Preferences sub-tabs in Word 2011 that was there previously.

    Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:05 AM

Answers

  • Found out my own answer: in EACH document in which this happens, go to Word > Preferences > Security and uncheck ‘Remove personal information from this file on save’ 
    Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:41 AM

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  • Found out my own answer: in EACH document in which this happens, go to Word > Preferences > Security and uncheck ‘Remove personal information from this file on save’ 
    Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:41 AM
  • Hi,

    Good to see you are unblocked now. And thanks for sharing your steps here, it will be very beneficial for other community members who have similar questions.

    Just a reminder that this is the forum to discuss questions and feedback for Windows-based Microsoft Office client. For any Office for Mac related issues, we recommend to post in the dedicated forum of Office for Mac:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011?tab=Threads

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us. Thank you for your understanding.

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    Ethan Hua
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

    Sunday, February 15, 2015 8:48 AM
  • At least in WinWord, the reason the option gets selected is if you run the Document Inspector on a document and let it remove document properties and personal information.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Monday, February 16, 2015 11:48 PM
  • How do you change this in Mac Word? I can't find the option.
    Friday, September 16, 2016 3:46 PM