by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 9, 2015)
Roger edits documents revised by others who use Track Changes. But Roger doesn't care about any of their formatting changes. He wonders if there is a way to accept all formatting changes while leaving the status of all their other edits unchanged.
Accepting only the formatting changes (and leaving all the other changes still waiting your decision) can be done in Word, but the steps required aren't immediately apparent. Here's what you need to do:
The key to making this work is in step 5. What you are doing in steps 2 and 3 is making sure that you only display what you want to affect, and then in step 5 you are choosing to accept only what is displayed. When you click the Accept tool, you'll also see the familiar Accept All Changes option, but you should NOT choose it. If you do, then all the changes in the document—whether they are displayed or not—will be accepted.
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