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Hello everyone

Does anyone know of a macro that will modify a tracked changes document in MS Word so that it adds curly brackets on either side of a deletion and square brackets on either side of an insertion?

It doesn't matter to me if the brackets close whole chunks of deletions or insertions, or deleted or inserted characters individually, nor does it matter to me if the tracks remain intact and/or if the brackets are tracked.

Attached are two examples of what I'm looking for (any of the 6 options shown under the example would be acceptable to me, though I would prefer the third one, i.e. nothing in tracks anymore, and whole tracked sections bracketed).

I need this because I want to save the text in a database that accepts only plain text, and I want to be able to see where the changes were.

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I tinkered with a macro posted previously on this forum and found a way of doing it (I tried to modify Chip's macro as well, but could not figure out how to do it):

Sub StrikethroughDeletions3()
' Based on http://www.wordbanter.com/showthread.php?t=68482
' 1. Make sure Track Changes is turned *off* on the document you're working on.
' 2. Run the macro.
' 3. Start a new document, turn track changes on for that (blank) doc, paste all
' the contents of the working doc into the new (text comes in as a new, mega-
' insertion), then ACCEPT all changes in the new.
Number = ActiveDocument.Revisions.Count
For x = 1 To Number
Set myRev = ActiveDocument.Revisions(x).Range
This = ActiveDocument.Revisions(x).Type
If This = 2 Then
myRev.Select
Selection.InsertAfter "}"
Selection.InsertBefore "{"
End If
If This = 1 Then
myRev.Select
Selection.InsertAfter "]"
Selection.InsertBefore "["
End If
Next x

End Sub
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