Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Select All Changes By a Particular Reviewer.

Select All Changes by a Particular Reviewer

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 11, 2015)

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Barry uses Word's Track Changes feature to keep tabs on what many different reviewers do to a document. He recently asked if there was a way to accept all the changes from a particular reviewer, but not those from the other reviewers.

This is rather simple to do in Word. Just follow these steps:

  1. Make sure the Review tab of the ribbon is displayed.
  2. Click the Show Markup tool (in the Tracking group) and then click Reviewers. You should see a list of the reviewers with changes in the current document.
  3. Make sure a check mark appears only beside the reviewer whose changes you want to see.
  4. Click the down-arrow under the Accept tool in the Changes category. Word displays a drop-down menu.
  5. Choose Accept All Changes Shown. Word accepts all the changes shown, meaning only those from the single reviewer.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (10273) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Select All Changes By a Particular Reviewer.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is one more than 5?

2016-07-19 17:33:34

Jackie C.

Is there a simple way to extract or display the number of changes/comments made by each author in a document? I can look at the reviewing pane for each author individually, but I would love a way to display them all at once.


2015-12-01 22:43:05

Michael Vnuk

I thought such a feature would be there, but I found it quicker with your site than with Help in Word. And it works. Thanks.


2015-07-14 11:31:10

Maricruz Saenz

I do not have a choice by name.Under Reviewers is just All Reviewers. What can I do to make the names of the Reviewers appear individually?


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