How to Change the Color of Tracking in Tracked Changes in Microsoft Word

You might have noticed that, when you are working with tracked changes in Word, when you close and reopen your document, the color of your tracked changes sometimes changes (e.g., maybe your revisions were in blue, and now all of a sudden, they are in red!).

If you would like the color to stay consistent, follow the steps below.

Note: These steps are for Word 2013, but the advanced options are available in all versions of Word for at least back to 97-03.  If you have one of these earlier versions, your first step might be different (you might have to click on the little down arrow on the Track Changes button to access the advanced options, or for very old versions, such as Word 2003 and MacWord 2008, you might have to access them in the Format menu).

 

How to Change the Color of Tracked Changes in Word -- Step 1
How to Change the Color of Tracked Changes in Word — Step 1

 

 

How to Change the Color of Tracked Changes in Word -- Step 2
How to Change the Color of Tracked Changes in Word — Step 2

 

How to Change the Color of Tracked Changes in Word -- Step 3
How to Change the Color of Tracked Changes in Word — Step 3

 

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Rocky Citro

Hi, my name is Rocky, and I am a technical academic editor with over a decade experience editing for professors and graduate students in prestigious universities. I have also taught writing at the graduate and undergraduate level and have several years' TEFL teaching experience.