Tag Archives: Formatting

Too many Track Changes? Here is the solution!

This requires Word 2013. Just choose Simple Markup from the dropdown for track Changes. The tracking is hidden. The document is shown as though all changes have been accepted. Wherever there are changes, those are shown with a red line in the margin. Click on the red line to view all tracked changes. Simple and Effective.

Simple Markup for track changes.

Simple Markup for Track Changes
Simple Markup for Track Changes

When to use Banded Columns in Excel Tables

Banded rows are used by default. But Banded columns need to be selected manually. If you select both, the display becomes cluttered. Here is a situation where using ONLY Banded Columns is useful.

Banded Columns

Look at this data below. It contains lots of text in each column and the text is going beyond the column width. Banded columns make the data more readable by showing the demarcation between where one column ends and where the next one starts! That’s it.

Banded Columns

While we are at it, why don’t you look at all options available under Table tools in Excel.