Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. 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: Displaying Edits by Date.

Displaying Edits by Date

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 17, 2020)

2

Terry notes that when editing a document with Track Changes turned on, he can display the edits made by a particular editor. He wonders if there is a way to display only the edits made on a particular date, regardless of who the editor was.

There isn't an easy way to do this. You can, however, easily see the dates on which various edits were made. All you need to do is display the Reviewing pane instead of viewing the edits in the document itself. To display the Reviewing Pane, click the tool of the same name on the Review tab of the ribbon. In order to view the dates corresponding to the edits, you will need to click the Reviewing Pane drop-down list and choose Reviewing Pane Horizontal.

With the Reviewing pane visible, note that it lists all the edits in the document. Each edit is accompanied by the name of the reviewer who made the edit and the date on which that edit was made. Double-click an edit and Word takes you to the point in the document where the edit occurs.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (13396) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Displaying Edits by Date.

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. ...

MORE FROM ALLEN

Inserting a Sound File in Your Worksheet

Some worksheets are better understood through the spoken word or with musical accompaniment. Sound files can be easily ...

Discover More

Getting Rid of Variant Styles

If you use the Styles task pane, you may have noticed that it can list more than just styles. It also lists variants of ...

Discover More

Adding Quoted Words to an Index

It is not unusual to need to convert one notation in a document into another entirely different notation. For instance, ...

Discover More

The First and Last Word on Word! Bestselling For Dummies author Dan Gookin puts his usual fun and friendly candor back to work to show you how to navigate Word 2013. Spend more time working and less time trying to figure it all out! Check out Word 2013 For Dummies today!

More WordTips (ribbon)

Resolving Tracked Changes in Footnotes or Endnotes

Track Changes is a great tool that can aid in developing a document. If you have footnotes or endnotes in a document that ...

Discover More

Setting Default Options for Track Changes

The Track changes feature in Word is a great help in editing documents, particularly if you are working with others or ...

Discover More

Removing the Time Stamp from Tracked Changes

When you have Track Changes turned on, Word helpfully tracks, well, "changes." In doing so, it also notes who made ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] (all 7 characters, in the sequence shown) in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is four more than 1?

2018-09-17 14:36:24

Laura Edwards

Is there a way to sort the comments by date?


2015-12-08 12:41:19

Peter

Note that the date is only clearly visible if the reviewing pane is displayed horizontally. The vertical reviewing pane does not display the date, just the author.


This Site

Got a version of Word that uses the ribbon interface (Word 2007 or later)? This site is for you! If you use an earlier version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the menu interface.

Videos
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.