How to Track Changes to Document in Writer 2013

In Writer 2013, you can use the Track Changes feature to record all the changes made to a document. It is useful when reviewing documents for co-workers.

Enable Tracking Changes option

To track the changes made in a document, follow the steps below:

Step 1 Select the text that you want to modify.

Step 2 Open the Review tab, either select the Track Changes option in the Track Changes drop-down list, or press <Ctrl+Shift+E> to enter the tracking changes mode.

Step 3 If you want to exit the tracking changes mode, select the Track changes option again in the Track Changes drop-down list.

Change Tracking Options

The steps to change tracking options are as below:

Step 1 Open the Review tab and select the Change Tracking Options in the Track Changes drop-down list. The Options dialogue box will open and you can then select the Track Changes tab as below:

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Figure 1 The Track Modifications tab dialogue box

Step 2 In the Markup section, you can adjust the Insertions, Deletions, and Comments Color options.

Step 3 In the Balloons section, you can set the corresponding items.

Step 4 Select the Change User Name option in the tab and you can enter the Name, Initials, Mailing address, etc. here:

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Figure 2 The User information tab

Step 5 Click the OK button to complete the operation.

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