How to Remove Markups From MS Word

By Aurelio Locsin

Turning on the "Highlight Changes" feature of Microsoft Word marks any changes to an original document. This enables you to track your corrections, or allows an editor to suggest changes that you can either accept or reject. You can manage all the markups at once, or selectively. Before you remove markups, they must be made visible on your document.

Making Markups Visible

Step 1

From the "Tools" menu, choose "Track Changes," and then "Highlight Changes." The "Highlight Changes" dialog box appears.

Step 2

Click a check into the "Highlight Changes On Screen" checkbox for markups to appear on the screen.

Step 3

Click a check into the "Highlight Changes in Printed Document" checkbox for markups to appear in a printed version.

Step 4

Click the "OK" button to make the markups visible.

Removing All Markups

Step 1

From the "Tools" menu, choose "Track Changes" and then "Accept or Reject Changes." The "Accept or Reject" dialog box appears.

Step 2

Make sure the "Changes with Highlighting" option is selected.

Step 3

Click the "Accept All" button to accept all the changes. A dialog asks you to confirm the acceptance. When you click the "OK" button, the changes are incorporated in the document, and the markups disappear.

Step 4

Click the "Reject All" button to reject all the changes. A dialog asks you to confirm the rejection. When you click the "OK" button, the changes are removed from the document, and the markups disappear.

Step 5

Click the "Close" button to close the dialog box.

Step 6

Save your document by clicking on the "Save" button.

Removing Selected Markups

Step 1

From the "Tools" menu, choose "Track Changes," and then "Accept or Reject Changes." The "Accept or Reject" dialog box appears.

Step 2

Make sure the "Changes with Highlighting" option is selected.

Step 3

To move forward through the document to find a change, click the "Forward Find" button. To move backward, click the "Reverse Find" button.

Step 4

To accept a change, click the "Accept" button. The change is incorporated into the document, and the markup disappears.

Step 5

To reject a change, click the "Reject" button. The change is removed, and the markup disappears.

Step 6

After going through all of the changes in the document, click the "Save" button to save it.

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