TechTip: Using 'track changes' to avoid proofreading confusion

Network World | Aug 4, 2014

If you've had friends proofread a paper or resume then you know how confusing their changes can get. Using some very easy functions in Microsoft Word and Google Docs I'll show you how to clear up any confusion.

If you've had friends proofread a paper or resume then you know how confusing their changes can get. Did they move around that sentence or did you? Did they change something that you've missed? Using some very easy functions in Microsoft Word and Google Docs I'll show you how to clear up any confusion.
First let's look at Microsoft Word. If you're editing a document go to the review tab, then click track changes. Any change will then be made in red. So let me go through here and make some changes.
Once you receive this document back, place your cursor on a change, then select accept or reject. You can also deselect the track changes button at this point to turn the feature off.
In Google Docs, change the mode from editing to suggesting in the top right. Go ahead and make all the changes and corrections you need to. Then when you get the document back, you can click the check to accept or the x to reject the changes. Again, make sure you switch back to editing mode once you're done.
I'm Nick Barber and that's your TechTip.