Copying and pasting text with Microsoft Word track changes is not as straight forward as simply copying and pasting text in other text editors.
I recently needed to copy text from one document to another, while retaining track changes and could not figure out why my changes were all accepted in the new document. However, a simple google search resolved my confusion.
Here are the steps to copy and paste text with track changes from one Microsoft Word document to another.
- Turn off track changes in document #1 (Do not skip this step)
- Select and copy the text you want to reuse in document #1
- Paste the copied text in document #2 (Make sure track changes is also off, here)
These steps should maintain the track changes in the new document. Keep in mind that I am using a mac. Though I believe these steps should also would on Windows computers.
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