These two options in the Review tab are often unnoticed. Here is what they are for.
If you have an original document and another revised (changed) version – but you did not enable Track Changes before changing it – you need the COMPARE option. It will take both the documents, compare them and create a third document showing Tracked Changes.
If you have sent a document with Track Changes ON to many people and all of them send their revised version to you. Now you have multiple documents with each containing tracking by a DIFFERENT person. In this case you use the COMBINE option – two documents at a time to MERGE the track changes. Of course, changes are not accepted – just accumulated. Try it!
What is a formal document? It contains a title page, table of contents and the actual content. Page numbers start only from the actual content. Numbers start with 1. But the page number is not shown on the first page. We will see how to create such a document template in this article.
This is such an underutilized and unknown feature that Microsoft had to label the dialog wrongly to accommodate the global ignorance!
Hardly anyone (except avid Word users) know about sections – even though these are integral parts of Word documents. These have many powerful advantages. Not knowing about sections leads to enormous amount of extra effort across the globe. It is a pandemic of inefficiency in this context.
No. I am NOT talking about removing the track changes metadata here. That is easily done using Inspect Document. The problem is that Track Changes can be misused to cheat you. It is extremely easy to cheat and difficult to detect it. Read on to find out the solution.