Word Track Changes Feature – have you ever used it in documents?

Word Track Changes Feature – how it can help you in your documents

Word track changes - Word iconThis week’s hint and tip is about the Word track changes feature. This is a section in our Advanced Word training course and covers how you can use this feature in your documents.


We are currently undertaking some bespoke training for a legal firm in Gloucestershire who require knowledge and use of this feature. This course focuses purely on Word options for them but track changes is probably the most important as it allows staff to amend documents and pass them to others for comments.

Track changes is a very useful and powerful tool that you can use within Word. However compared to other features it isn’t always a well known feature in the package. So, because of this, this week’s hint and tip is all about track changes. We’ve done a video blog on it to talk you through it which you can see below.

The track changes feature in Word allows you to highlight any alterations that are made in a document. This is good if you want to send a document to someone for them to look over. The feature allows alterations to be made that you can then go through and accept or reject.


The video below shows you how to use the track change feature within a Word document. It also shows how it can be beneficial for you especially if you are working on a document with a number of people.

Take a look below at the video to find out more and then try it out on your own computer!

We hope you have enjoyed this hint and tip and have learned more on this Word feature. If you did, why not take a look at our previous one on absolute references in Excel?