Track changes is a great tool to use when you’re editing work for someone else. What it does is note any changes you make to a document so others can see your edits.
Here is how to use the feature with Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
How to use on MICROSOFT Word
Go to the Tools tab at the top and select “Track Changes:”
Choose “Highlight Changes” and then select which options you want to track:
This is how it looks when you use the feature in Word:
To accept or reject a change, right click on the words:
If you want to turn off the feature, then go back to the Track Changes tab, select “Highlight Changes” again and alter the check marks.
HOW TO use ON Google Docs
If you’re using Google Docs, you can track edits by going to the tab at the top right and changing it to “Suggesting:”
This means your “Edits become suggestions” and it looks like this:
Not only will changes be monitored, but a box also appears on the right side of the screen where other users can reply with comments.
Others can also choose to accept or ignore the suggestion using the tabs at the top right of the box:
One other cool tip in Google Docs is you can see the history of a document by going to the File tab at the top and then “Version history:”
You can see all the previous versions of your documents sorted by dates.