Can't Turn Off Track Changes in Word

While Word normally lets you turn off the Track Changes feature by clicking its icon in the Ribbon, the program may prevent you from doing so if either you or a third party locked the feature with a password. Unlock Track Changes by clicking Lock Tracking and entering the password.

Step

Select the Review tab from the Ribbon. Click the bottom-half of the Track Changes icon to open a pop-up menu and select Lock Tracking.

Click Track Changes and select Lock Tracking.
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Enter the password and click OK.
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Step

Enter the password in the text field and click the OK button to turn off the Track Changes feature.