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4. Editing Power Tools > 41. Swap Revision Authors

Swap Revision Authors

This hack shows you how to edit the information Word stores when you edit a document using the Track Changes feature.

In addition to marking revisions in a document, Word’s Track Changes feature remembers who made the revisions. It lets you view up to eight different revision authors in a single document, each of whose changes are displayed in a different color.

Tip

Select ToolsOptions and click the Track Changes tab to modify how Word displays revisions.

But what if you want to modify the name of the author of a particular set of revisions? For example, say you took some work home for the weekend and accidentally did your editing while logged into your computer as one of your kids. Now all your revisions appear as though your teenage son made the changes. Many coworkers would be forgiving, but a client would hardly look kindly on this error.


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