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bradsmih
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:35 pm    Post subject: Tracking changes - author colour colour changing
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I am using Word 2007, my track changes are set to change by "Author". When I
track changes in a document they appear in red, no-one else makes any edits
to my document, but when I open the document the next day, my changes appear
in blue - they seem to change colour each day. Does anyone have any idea why
this happens or how to stop this? I need to keep the changes set by "Author"
as I also work with others on some documents + this is our system setting.
Thank you.
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Tracking changes - author colour colour changing [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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When the colors are assigned "By author" you make sure that different users
never have the same color, but you can't control which color is actually
being chosen by Word.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"bradsmih" wrote in message

>I am using Word 2007, my track changes are set to change by "Author". When
>I
> track changes in a document they appear in red, no-one else makes any
> edits
> to my document, but when I open the document the next day, my changes
> appear
> in blue - they seem to change colour each day. Does anyone have any idea
> why
> this happens or how to stop this? I need to keep the changes set by
> "Author"
> as I also work with others on some documents + this is our system setting.
> Thank you.
> --
> bradsmih
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bradsmih
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Tracking changes - author colour colour changing [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thank you for your response Stefan. I understand what you say, however this
does not resolve my problem. If I amend a document and track the changes -
they display in red, I then save it and re-open the doc the next day and my
tracked changes are all displayed in blue. No-one else makes any amends to
the document. It's a bit odd. What are your thoughts?
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bradsmih


"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> When the colors are assigned "By author" you make sure that different users
> never have the same color, but you can't control which color is actually
> being chosen by Word.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
>
> "bradsmih" wrote in message
>
> >I am using Word 2007, my track changes are set to change by "Author". When
> >I
> > track changes in a document they appear in red, no-one else makes any
> > edits
> > to my document, but when I open the document the next day, my changes
> > appear
> > in blue - they seem to change colour each day. Does anyone have any idea
> > why
> > this happens or how to stop this? I need to keep the changes set by
> > "Author"
> > as I also work with others on some documents + this is our system setting.
> > Thank you.
> > --
> > bradsmih
>
>
>
> .
>
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Tracking changes - author colour colour changing [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Are you saying that the changes you make today are in a different color from
yesterday's (a lot of users would like to figure out how to do that!) or
just that both old and new are a different color today? If the latter, then
this still comes under Stefan's original statement; it would appear that
Word just wakes up in a different mood some days.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"bradsmih" wrote in message

> Thank you for your response Stefan. I understand what you say, however
> this
> does not resolve my problem. If I amend a document and track the
> changes -
> they display in red, I then save it and re-open the doc the next day and
> my
> tracked changes are all displayed in blue. No-one else makes any amends
> to
> the document. It's a bit odd. What are your thoughts?
> --
> bradsmih
>
>
> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>
>> When the colors are assigned "By author" you make sure that different
>> users
>> never have the same color, but you can't control which color is actually
>> being chosen by Word.
>>
>> --
>> Stefan Blom
>> Microsoft Word MVP
>>
>>
>>
>> "bradsmih" wrote in message
>>
>> >I am using Word 2007, my track changes are set to change by "Author".
>> >When
>> >I
>> > track changes in a document they appear in red, no-one else makes any
>> > edits
>> > to my document, but when I open the document the next day, my changes
>> > appear
>> > in blue - they seem to change colour each day. Does anyone have any
>> > idea
>> > why
>> > this happens or how to stop this? I need to keep the changes set by
>> > "Author"
>> > as I also work with others on some documents + this is our system
>> > setting.
>> > Thank you.
>> > --
>> > bradsmih
>>
>>
>>
>> .
>>
>
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Pamelia Caswell via Offic
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Tracking changes - author colour colour changing [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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See
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trackchanges/HowTrackChangesWorks.html#Reviewers


Pam


bradsmih wrote:
>Thank you for your response Stefan. I understand what you say, however this
>does not resolve my problem. If I amend a document and track the changes -
>they display in red, I then save it and re-open the doc the next day and my
>tracked changes are all displayed in blue. No-one else makes any amends to
>the document. It's a bit odd. What are your thoughts?
>> When the colors are assigned "By author" you make sure that different users
>> never have the same color, but you can't control which color is actually
>[quoted text clipped - 14 lines]
>>
>> .

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Nicholas Coote
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Tracking changes - author colour colour changing [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I am not sure this is answering the original question, and I seem to have the
same problem. Each time any of us make changes to the document, our names are
shown against the change. However, as soon as the document is sved, all
changes revert to 'Author' with a single colour. This makes it impossible to
see who has modified the document. What is the cause of this, and more
importantly, how can it be prevented? Note it does not happen on all
documents - just certain ones.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> Are you saying that the changes you make today are in a different color from
> yesterday's (a lot of users would like to figure out how to do that!) or
> just that both old and new are a different color today? If the latter, then
> this still comes under Stefan's original statement; it would appear that
> Word just wakes up in a different mood some days.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> http://word.mvps.org
>
> "bradsmih" wrote in message
>
> > Thank you for your response Stefan. I understand what you say, however
> > this
> > does not resolve my problem. If I amend a document and track the
> > changes -
> > they display in red, I then save it and re-open the doc the next day and
> > my
> > tracked changes are all displayed in blue. No-one else makes any amends
> > to
> > the document. It's a bit odd. What are your thoughts?
> > --
> > bradsmih
> >
> >
> > "Stefan Blom" wrote:
> >
> >> When the colors are assigned "By author" you make sure that different
> >> users
> >> never have the same color, but you can't control which color is actually
> >> being chosen by Word.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Stefan Blom
> >> Microsoft Word MVP
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "bradsmih" wrote in message
> >>
> >> >I am using Word 2007, my track changes are set to change by "Author".
> >> >When
> >> >I
> >> > track changes in a document they appear in red, no-one else makes any
> >> > edits
> >> > to my document, but when I open the document the next day, my changes
> >> > appear
> >> > in blue - they seem to change colour each day. Does anyone have any
> >> > idea
> >> > why
> >> > this happens or how to stop this? I need to keep the changes set by
> >> > "Author"
> >> > as I also work with others on some documents + this is our system
> >> > setting.
> >> > Thank you.
> >> > --
> >> > bradsmih
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> .
> >>
> >
>
> .
>
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Since: Sep 26, 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:36 am    Post subject: Re: Tracking changes - author colour colour changing [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In Word 2003 and earlier, this is the result of Tools | Options | Security:
Remove personal information from file properties on save. There is a similar
setting in Word 2007.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Nicholas Coote" wrote in message

>I am not sure this is answering the original question, and I seem to have
>the
> same problem. Each time any of us make changes to the document, our names
> are
> shown against the change. However, as soon as the document is sved, all
> changes revert to 'Author' with a single colour. This makes it impossible
> to
> see who has modified the document. What is the cause of this, and more
> importantly, how can it be prevented? Note it does not happen on all
> documents - just certain ones.
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
>> Are you saying that the changes you make today are in a different color
>> from
>> yesterday's (a lot of users would like to figure out how to do that!) or
>> just that both old and new are a different color today? If the latter,
>> then
>> this still comes under Stefan's original statement; it would appear that
>> Word just wakes up in a different mood some days.
>>
>> --
>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> Words into Type
>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>> http://word.mvps.org
>>
>> "bradsmih" wrote in message
>>
>> > Thank you for your response Stefan. I understand what you say, however
>> > this
>> > does not resolve my problem. If I amend a document and track the
>> > changes -
>> > they display in red, I then save it and re-open the doc the next day
>> > and
>> > my
>> > tracked changes are all displayed in blue. No-one else makes any
>> > amends
>> > to
>> > the document. It's a bit odd. What are your thoughts?
>> > --
>> > bradsmih
>> >
>> >
>> > "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>> >
>> >> When the colors are assigned "By author" you make sure that different
>> >> users
>> >> never have the same color, but you can't control which color is
>> >> actually
>> >> being chosen by Word.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Stefan Blom
>> >> Microsoft Word MVP
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "bradsmih" wrote in message
>> >>
>> >> >I am using Word 2007, my track changes are set to change by "Author".
>> >> >When
>> >> >I
>> >> > track changes in a document they appear in red, no-one else makes
>> >> > any
>> >> > edits
>> >> > to my document, but when I open the document the next day, my
>> >> > changes
>> >> > appear
>> >> > in blue - they seem to change colour each day. Does anyone have any
>> >> > idea
>> >> > why
>> >> > this happens or how to stop this? I need to keep the changes set by
>> >> > "Author"
>> >> > as I also work with others on some documents + this is our system
>> >> > setting.
>> >> > Thank you.
>> >> > --
>> >> > bradsmih
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> .
>> >>
>> >
>>
>> .
>>
>
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