Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Word in Microsoft 365, and 2021. 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

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated October 29, 2022)
This tip applies to Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Word in Microsoft 365, and 2021


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, Word in Microsoft 365, and 2021. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Displaying Edits by Date.

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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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