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Old March 2nd 06, 09:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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I was using change tracking in a Word 2003 document, but now want to turn it
off. I turn of tracking, save the document and close it, but when I re-open
it, tracking is always on.

Thank you in advance.

--
Charlie Randisi
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Old March 3rd 06, 01:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Jay,

Thank you for the information. However, what is happening is this:

I accepted all changes in the document. Then I turned Track Changes off (by
double-clicking the TRK symbol. Then I saved the document and closed it.

When I re-open the document, the TRK symbol is turned on, and any changes I
make are marked as changes (unless I turn the TRK symbol off again.)

So what I need to know is: How do I save the document so that when I open
it, change tracking is not turned on.

--
Charlie Randisi


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 13:17:29 -0800, CharlieTuneA
wrote:

I was using change tracking in a Word 2003 document, but now want to turn it
off. I turn of tracking, save the document and close it, but when I re-open
it, tracking is always on.

Thank you in advance.


There's a difference between having Track Changes "turned on" (that
is, new changes will continue to be marked) and having previously
tracked changes displayed.

I think what you're seeing is that Track Changes is turned off (if you
insert or delete something more, it won't be marked), but the document
is showing you the previous changes.

You can hide the changes by setting the dropdown on the Reviewing
toolbar to Final. You can remove all the changes from the document by
clicking the down arrow next to the Accept Change button and selecting
Accept All Changes.

You can turn off the automatic display of the on opening a document by
going into Tools Options Security and unchecking "Make hidden
markup visible when opening or saving". That probably isn't a good
idea, though, unless you never give your document files to anyone
else. If there are changes in the document, even if they're hidden so
you don't notice they're there, the recipient can read them easily.
That can be embarrassing or, in the worst case, a security threat.

For more explanation, see
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trac...ngesWorks.html.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
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Old March 3rd 06, 04:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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This is *not* normal. I would look for a macro that is causing this
behavior.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"CharlieTuneA" wrote in message
...
Jay,

Thank you for the information. However, what is happening is this:

I accepted all changes in the document. Then I turned Track Changes off

(by
double-clicking the TRK symbol. Then I saved the document and closed it.

When I re-open the document, the TRK symbol is turned on, and any changes

I
make are marked as changes (unless I turn the TRK symbol off again.)

So what I need to know is: How do I save the document so that when I open
it, change tracking is not turned on.

--
Charlie Randisi


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 13:17:29 -0800, CharlieTuneA
wrote:

I was using change tracking in a Word 2003 document, but now want to

turn it
off. I turn of tracking, save the document and close it, but when I

re-open
it, tracking is always on.

Thank you in advance.


There's a difference between having Track Changes "turned on" (that
is, new changes will continue to be marked) and having previously
tracked changes displayed.

I think what you're seeing is that Track Changes is turned off (if you
insert or delete something more, it won't be marked), but the document
is showing you the previous changes.

You can hide the changes by setting the dropdown on the Reviewing
toolbar to Final. You can remove all the changes from the document by
clicking the down arrow next to the Accept Change button and selecting
Accept All Changes.

You can turn off the automatic display of the on opening a document by
going into Tools Options Security and unchecking "Make hidden
markup visible when opening or saving". That probably isn't a good
idea, though, unless you never give your document files to anyone
else. If there are changes in the document, even if they're hidden so
you don't notice they're there, the recipient can read them easily.
That can be embarrassing or, in the worst case, a security threat.

For more explanation, see
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trac...ngesWorks.html.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.


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Old March 3rd 06, 06:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default Change Tracking

Thank you, Suzanne.

I looked for any running macros, but could not find any. I guess there's
some kind of an error in the document. It happens to be a very mature
document that's been around for several years, and has been through numerous
versions of Word and many changes over the years. I suppose I can create a
new document and paste everything from the old document in. That might take
care of it.

--
Charlie Randisi


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

This is *not* normal. I would look for a macro that is causing this
behavior.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"CharlieTuneA" wrote in message
...
Jay,

Thank you for the information. However, what is happening is this:

I accepted all changes in the document. Then I turned Track Changes off

(by
double-clicking the TRK symbol. Then I saved the document and closed it.

When I re-open the document, the TRK symbol is turned on, and any changes

I
make are marked as changes (unless I turn the TRK symbol off again.)

So what I need to know is: How do I save the document so that when I open
it, change tracking is not turned on.

--
Charlie Randisi


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 13:17:29 -0800, CharlieTuneA
wrote:

I was using change tracking in a Word 2003 document, but now want to

turn it
off. I turn of tracking, save the document and close it, but when I

re-open
it, tracking is always on.

Thank you in advance.

There's a difference between having Track Changes "turned on" (that
is, new changes will continue to be marked) and having previously
tracked changes displayed.

I think what you're seeing is that Track Changes is turned off (if you
insert or delete something more, it won't be marked), but the document
is showing you the previous changes.

You can hide the changes by setting the dropdown on the Reviewing
toolbar to Final. You can remove all the changes from the document by
clicking the down arrow next to the Accept Change button and selecting
Accept All Changes.

You can turn off the automatic display of the on opening a document by
going into Tools Options Security and unchecking "Make hidden
markup visible when opening or saving". That probably isn't a good
idea, though, unless you never give your document files to anyone
else. If there are changes in the document, even if they're hidden so
you don't notice they're there, the recipient can read them easily.
That can be embarrassing or, in the worst case, a security threat.

For more explanation, see
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trac...ngesWorks.html.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.



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Old March 3rd 06, 06:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Where did you look for the macro? The first suspect would be an AutoOpen
macro, but it could also be a Document_Open procedure. What happens if you
increase your macro security level to high and attach the document to the
normal.dot template?

Note, if this is used to produce other documents, recreation and saving as a
template would be a good idea anyway.
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"CharlieTuneA" wrote in message
...
Thank you, Suzanne.

I looked for any running macros, but could not find any. I guess there's
some kind of an error in the document. It happens to be a very mature
document that's been around for several years, and has been through
numerous
versions of Word and many changes over the years. I suppose I can create a
new document and paste everything from the old document in. That might
take
care of it.

--
Charlie Randisi


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

This is *not* normal. I would look for a macro that is causing this
behavior.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"CharlieTuneA" wrote in message
...
Jay,

Thank you for the information. However, what is happening is this:

I accepted all changes in the document. Then I turned Track Changes off

(by
double-clicking the TRK symbol. Then I saved the document and closed
it.

When I re-open the document, the TRK symbol is turned on, and any
changes

I
make are marked as changes (unless I turn the TRK symbol off again.)

So what I need to know is: How do I save the document so that when I
open
it, change tracking is not turned on.

--
Charlie Randisi


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 13:17:29 -0800, CharlieTuneA
wrote:

I was using change tracking in a Word 2003 document, but now want to

turn it
off. I turn of tracking, save the document and close it, but when I

re-open
it, tracking is always on.

Thank you in advance.

There's a difference between having Track Changes "turned on" (that
is, new changes will continue to be marked) and having previously
tracked changes displayed.

I think what you're seeing is that Track Changes is turned off (if
you
insert or delete something more, it won't be marked), but the
document
is showing you the previous changes.

You can hide the changes by setting the dropdown on the Reviewing
toolbar to Final. You can remove all the changes from the document by
clicking the down arrow next to the Accept Change button and
selecting
Accept All Changes.

You can turn off the automatic display of the on opening a document
by
going into Tools Options Security and unchecking "Make hidden
markup visible when opening or saving". That probably isn't a good
idea, though, unless you never give your document files to anyone
else. If there are changes in the document, even if they're hidden so
you don't notice they're there, the recipient can read them easily.
That can be embarrassing or, in the worst case, a security threat.

For more explanation, see
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trac...ngesWorks.html.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.





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Old March 3rd 06, 07:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Hi Charlie,

If the cause is a corrupted document, then you need to take one precaution
while making the new document: Be careful not to copy the final paragraph
mark from the end of the old document. (This is easier to do if nonprinting
characters are visible.) That paragraph mark -- or section breaks, if the
document contains any -- is the usual place where corruptions live.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

CharlieTuneA wrote:
Thank you, Suzanne.

I looked for any running macros, but could not find any. I guess
there's some kind of an error in the document. It happens to be a
very mature document that's been around for several years, and has
been through numerous versions of Word and many changes over the
years. I suppose I can create a new document and paste everything
from the old document in. That might take care of it.


This is *not* normal. I would look for a macro that is causing this
behavior.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

"CharlieTuneA" wrote in
message ...
Jay,

Thank you for the information. However, what is happening is this:

I accepted all changes in the document. Then I turned Track Changes
off (by double-clicking the TRK symbol. Then I saved the document
and closed it.

When I re-open the document, the TRK symbol is turned on, and any
changes I make are marked as changes (unless I turn the TRK symbol
off again.)

So what I need to know is: How do I save the document so that when
I open it, change tracking is not turned on.

--
Charlie Randisi


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 13:17:29 -0800, CharlieTuneA
wrote:

I was using change tracking in a Word 2003 document, but now want
to turn it off. I turn of tracking, save the document and close
it, but when I re-open it, tracking is always on.

Thank you in advance.

There's a difference between having Track Changes "turned on" (that
is, new changes will continue to be marked) and having previously
tracked changes displayed.

I think what you're seeing is that Track Changes is turned off (if
you insert or delete something more, it won't be marked), but the
document is showing you the previous changes.

You can hide the changes by setting the dropdown on the Reviewing
toolbar to Final. You can remove all the changes from the document
by clicking the down arrow next to the Accept Change button and
selecting Accept All Changes.

You can turn off the automatic display of the on opening a
document by going into Tools Options Security and unchecking
"Make hidden markup visible when opening or saving". That probably
isn't a good idea, though, unless you never give your document
files to anyone else. If there are changes in the document, even
if they're hidden so you don't notice they're there, the recipient
can read them easily. That can be embarrassing or, in the worst
case, a security threat.

For more explanation, see
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trac...ngesWorks.html.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.



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Old March 3rd 06, 08:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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"Mature"--I like that. I've got a bunch of those, too (and some very mature
templates as well). I have some documents that, when I check the
Compatibility Options, I find are set for Word 2.0 compatibility! It's not
surprising that some corruption may have crept in.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"CharlieTuneA" wrote in message
...
Thank you, Suzanne.

I looked for any running macros, but could not find any. I guess there's
some kind of an error in the document. It happens to be a very mature
document that's been around for several years, and has been through

numerous
versions of Word and many changes over the years. I suppose I can create a
new document and paste everything from the old document in. That might

take
care of it.

--
Charlie Randisi


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

This is *not* normal. I would look for a macro that is causing this
behavior.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"CharlieTuneA" wrote in message
...
Jay,

Thank you for the information. However, what is happening is this:

I accepted all changes in the document. Then I turned Track Changes

off
(by
double-clicking the TRK symbol. Then I saved the document and closed

it.

When I re-open the document, the TRK symbol is turned on, and any

changes
I
make are marked as changes (unless I turn the TRK symbol off again.)

So what I need to know is: How do I save the document so that when I

open
it, change tracking is not turned on.

--
Charlie Randisi


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 13:17:29 -0800, CharlieTuneA
wrote:

I was using change tracking in a Word 2003 document, but now want

to
turn it
off. I turn of tracking, save the document and close it, but when I

re-open
it, tracking is always on.

Thank you in advance.

There's a difference between having Track Changes "turned on" (that
is, new changes will continue to be marked) and having previously
tracked changes displayed.

I think what you're seeing is that Track Changes is turned off (if

you
insert or delete something more, it won't be marked), but the

document
is showing you the previous changes.

You can hide the changes by setting the dropdown on the Reviewing
toolbar to Final. You can remove all the changes from the document

by
clicking the down arrow next to the Accept Change button and

selecting
Accept All Changes.

You can turn off the automatic display of the on opening a document

by
going into Tools Options Security and unchecking "Make hidden
markup visible when opening or saving". That probably isn't a good
idea, though, unless you never give your document files to anyone
else. If there are changes in the document, even if they're hidden

so
you don't notice they're there, the recipient can read them easily.
That can be embarrassing or, in the worst case, a security threat.

For more explanation, see

http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trac...ngesWorks.html.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.




 




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