You can change the way tracked changes are displayed in the interface (e.g., in balloons, inline). You can also enable or disable change bars.
- Select the Review ribbon. In the Options section select Review Options.
In the Tracked Change Display section, choose any of the following.display all changes in balloonsdisplay only format changes in balloonsdisplay all Non-Format changes inline
In the Change Bar section, select whether or not you want to turn on change bars. If you turn on change bars, a bar appears on the left side of the paragraph where a change has been made. Change bars appear in PDF output and the XML Editor.Example
You are editing a document with track changes turned on. Some of your changes are very large (e.g., removed or added words), and others are small (e.g., fixed typos, changes to single words).
Because all of the changes are important, you decide to turn on change bars. By enabling change bars, a red bar appears next to the paragraph whenever there is a change, regardless of whether it is a large change or a small change.
When you publish the PDF output with the changes preserved, readers can scan the document for change bars. When they see a change bar, they know to look in that paragraph for the change. This is much easier and faster than skimming the entire document searching for additions or deletions, at the risk of missing an important change.
- Click OK.
Note: This feature is supported only when viewing a document in Flare or Contributor. It does not affect files in Central.
Note: In order to see your selection in action, make sure you have chosen to show tracked changes. See Hiding and Showing Changes and Annotations.
Note: In order to see tracked changes (including change bars), make sure you have chosen to preserve tracked changes in the output.
Note: You can see tracked changes to condition tags in PDF output if you enable change bars. However, condition changes are not explicitly marked in the output, and could be missed if there are other changes to the paragraph that would also enable a change bar.