When using Word track changes and comments when collaborating on Word documents. Track changes in Word to ensure error-free files.
Let's suppose someone asks you to proofread or collaborate on a document. If you had a printed copy, you might use a red pen to cross out sentences, mark misspellings, and add comments in the margins. Word allows you to do all of these things electronically using the Track Changes and Comments features.
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When you turn on Track Changes, every change you make to the document will appear as a colored markup. If you delete text, it won't disappear—instead, the text will be crossed out. If you add text, it will be underlined. This allows you to see edits before making the changes permanent.
If there are multiple reviewers, each person will be assigned a different markup color.