If you work with a partner or other people, it’s important to know how to make changes in a word document for sharing and revising so that your edits can be seen.
I was really surprised to learn that not everybody knows about the "Track Changes" feature in word doc. (It’s found under Tools…) In fact, one of my friends who was big in computers and software in the 80s and 90s didn’t know about it! He’s retired now, so maybe he doesn’t keep up.
It’s really easy to use. Click on Track Changes. When you do, any changes you make to your document will show up in color with the changes marked up in the margins. When you send your marked up doc to the other person, they can see what changes you are making/suggesting.
When they make changes, their changes are in a different color. You decide to accept or reject the changes, by clicking on a little check icon in the tool bar.
So anyway, this retired friend needed to compose a doc with a new associate. First he asked me if I knew about Lotus Notes, which I don’t. They are also a file sharing system/software. But rather than download new programs, it is so easy to use what is already built into the Microsoft Word Doc program.
My friend loved it. But, get this: his friend/associate objected. He said he’s been using printed docs that he marks up by hand, then gives it to his wife to type up…! He refuses to learn this "new tool!"
Oh boy. Some people don’t want to join the 21st century, even if it will make their life easier.