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Thu 1 Nov 2012, 11:50 replyReply Delegate Izabelle said...

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Track Changes

I want to display multiple authors in a document with tracked changes.

When I open a document which already has tracked changes in it (blue by "Author"), make changes of my own (red) and either email it or save it, when I open it, it makes my changes the same as the previous author and puts them all as "Author" (blue).

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Thu 1 Nov 2012, 15:35 replyReply Trainer Gary said...

RE: Track Changes

Hi Izabelle

Thanks for getting in touch. This wasn't an issue I'd come across before, so I searched around for similar problems. First thing I would check is that your "name" has been setup correctly for Office. Let us know which version of Office you're running and I can provide details how to check that.

There's a good list of things to check on this post though it does concern Word 2003:

If none of those seem to be doing the trick for you, reply back letting us know what you've tried and we can suggest further diagnosis.

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Mon 5 Nov 2012, 11:15 replyReply Delegate Izabelle said...

RE: Track Changes

I am using 2010. I have done some further testing and if I open a new document, it displays the authors correctly. I was having a problem with an external document on which the autho is set to be "author" rather than someone's name so I suspect this is the cause of any further changes being set as "Author" and therefore looking like one person rather than multiple.

Thank you for your reply.


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