Proofreading & Editing FAQ



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Word count and the track changes instructions in various forms of MS Word

Office 365

Track Changes

To turn Track Changes on or off
Click on the Review tab. Click the Track Changes icon to turn it on or off.

To keep or reject an individual change
Click on Accept or Reject (red x icon or blue check mark icon). Once you click on Accept or Reject, Word moves to the next correction automatically.

To keep all of the changes made by your writing editor
Click on the drop-down arrow of the Accept icon. Click on the Accept All Changes in Document button.

Editor Comments

Delete a comment
First, make manual revisions based on the editor’s comment. Then, right-click on the editor’s comment (ctrl+click for Mac users). Select Delete Comment from the flyout menu. The comment will be removed.

Word Count
To get a count in Word or Office 365, simply look in the bottom left corner of the window.


Office 2016

Track Changes

To turn Track Changes on or off
Click on the Review tab. Click the Track Changes icon to turn it on or off.

To keep or reject an individual change
Click on Accept or Reject (red x icon or blue check mark icon). Once you click on Accept or Reject, Word moves to the next correction automatically.

To keep all of the changes made by your writing editor
Click on the drop-down arrow of the Accept icon. Click on the Accept All Changes in Document button.

Editor Comments

Delete a comment
First, make manual revisions based on the editor’s comment. Then, right-click on the editor’s comment (ctrl+click for Mac users). Select Delete Comment from the flyout menu. The comment will be removed.

Word Count
To get a count in Word or Office 2016, simply look in the bottom left corner of the window.


Office 2013

Track Changes

To turn Track Changes on or off
Click on the Review tab. Click the Track Changes icon to turn it on or off.

To keep or reject an individual change
Click on Accept or Reject (red x icon or blue check mark icon). Once you click on Accept or Reject, Word moves to the next correction automatically.

To keep all of the changes made by your writing editor
Click on the drop-down arrow of the Accept icon. Click on the Accept All Changes in Document button.

Editor Comments

Delete a comment
First, make manual revisions based on the editor’s comment. Then, right-click on the editor’s comment (ctrl+click for Mac users). Select Delete Comment from the flyout menu. The comment will be removed.

Word Count
To get a count in Word or Office 2013, simply look in the bottom left corner of the window.


Office 2010

Track Changes

To turn Track Changes on or off
Click on the Review tab. Click the Track Changes icon to turn it on or off.

To keep or reject an individual change
Click on Accept or Reject (red x icon or blue check mark icon). Once you click on Accept or Reject, Word moves to the next correction automatically.

To keep all of the changes made by your writing editor
Click on the drop-down arrow of the Accept icon. Click on the Accept All Changes in Document button.

Editor Comments

Delete a comment
First, make manual revisions based on the editor’s comment. Then, right-click on the editor’s comment (ctrl+click for Mac users). Select Delete Comment from the flyout menu. The comment will be removed.

Word Count
To get a count in Word or Office 2010, simply look in the bottom left corner of the window.


Office 2007

Track Changes

To turn Track Changes on or off
Click on the Review tab. Click the Track Changes icon to turn it on or off.

To keep or reject an individual change
Click on Accept or Reject (green x icon or red check mark icon). Once you click onAccept or Reject, Word moves to the next correction automatically.

To keep all of the changes made by your writing editor
Click on the drop-down arrow of the Accept icon. Click on the Accept All Changes in Document button.

Editor Comments

Delete a comment
First, make manual revisions based on the editor’s comment. Then, right-click on the editor’s comment (ctrl+click for Mac users). Select Delete Comment from the flyout menu. The comment will be removed.

Word Count
To get a count in Word or Office 2007, simply look in the bottom left corner of the window. For other versions of Word, see below.


Mac Office 2007

Track Changes

Accept or Reject an individual change
Find the Accept or Reject Changes button on your toolbar. If you cannot see the Accept or Reject Changes button, follow the next two steps. On the main toolbar, click the View menu. Place your mouse over Toolbar, and then click Reviewing. Now you can turn theTrack Changes feature on or off as you wish.

Word Count
Go to the Tools menu and click on Word Count.

Editor Comments

Delete a comment
First, make revisions based on the editor’s comment. Then, right-click on the bracketed material or the editor’s comment (ctrl+click in Word for Mac 2004). Select Delete Comment from the flyout menu. The comment will be removed. You may also delete comments one-at-a-time. Right-click (ctrl+click in Word for Mac 2004) on the bracketed material or on the comment in the right-hand margin and then select Delete Comment from the flyout menu.


Office XP

Track Changes

To keep or reject an individual change
Right-click on the red/changed text. Select Accept Change or Reject Change from the flyout menu. Accepting it will integrate that revision. Rejecting it will delete the change.

To keep or reject ALL changes
On the Reviewing Toolbar, click the arrow beside the Accept Changes button. Select Accept All Changes in Document. Click on Accept or Reject (green x icon or red check mark icon) to accept or reject individual changes. Word will automatically move to the next suggestion.

Editor Comments

Delete a comment
Right-click on the comment. Click Delete Comment from the flyout menu.


Word 2003

Track Changes

To turn Track Changes on or off
Click on the Review tab. Click the Track Changes icon to turn it on or off.

To keep or reject an individual change
Click on the Accept icon or on the Reject icon. Once you click on Accept or Reject, Word moves to the next correction automatically.

To keep all of the changes made by your writing editor

Click on the drop-down arrow of the Accept icon. Click on the Accept All Changes in Document button.

Editor Comments

To delete a comment
First, make revisions based on the editor’s comment. Then, right-click on the editor’s comment (ctrl+click in Word for Mac 2004). Select Delete Comment from the flyout menu. The comment will be removed. Word Count Open your project. Look near the bottom left corner.