Can I stop formatting changes from appearing in "track changes"?

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Processor: Intel

Under track changes preferences, I have &quot;none&quot; selected, yet formatting changes still show up when I chose to display the changes in balloons. I can accept most of the formatting changes in order to eliminate the balloons, but sometimes I click to &quot;accept&quot; 10 or 20 times, but the balloon won't go away. <br><br>I realize that this is only a problem with balloons, but my pagination gets messed up if I don't use balloons.
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Iggles14
3/11/2010 5:05:06 PM
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Yes:  Turn off "Keep track of formatting".

Or set the "mark" for "Changed Formatting" to "None".

There is a Search in Word Preferences which will find these for you.

Cheers


On 12/03/10 4:05 AM, in article 59bb504c.-1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0,
"Iggles14@officeformac.com" <Iggles14@officeformac.com> wrote:

> Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Processor: Intel
> Under track changes preferences, I have "none" selected, yet formatting
> changes still show up when I chose to display the changes in balloons. I can
> accept most of the formatting changes in order to eliminate the balloons, but
> sometimes I click to "accept" 10 or 20 times, but the balloon won't go away.
> 
> I realize that this is only a problem with balloons, but my pagination gets
> messed up if I don't use balloons.

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matters unless you intend to pay!

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John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word); Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
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John
3/11/2010 10:37:34 PM
I've done both those things to no avail.
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Iggles14
3/11/2010 11:14:59 PM
Wow!  That's new...  That's a bug.

If you are not tracking formatting, there should be no indication at all,
either with or without balloons...

I'll put that in for you.

Cheers


On 12/03/10 10:14 AM, in article 59bb504c.1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0,
"Iggles14@officeformac.com" <Iggles14@officeformac.com> wrote:

> I've done both those things to no avail.

This email is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
matters unless you intend to pay!

 -- 

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word); Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410; mailto:john@mcghie.name


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John
3/12/2010 12:11:42 AM
Hi John;

It may be a 'bug', but it would be a sin of omission rather than one of
faulty operation... I think you may be construing Mac Word's Preference
settings for Track Changes with those on the Dark Side :-)?

In Mac Word's Track Changes Preferences there is no option to exclude
tracking of formatting changes. You most definitely can set the *markup* for
formatting to None but the formatting changes are still tracked & the
balloons will still appear... The content itself simply doesn't get marked
in the text. If you go back later & choose a markup option the formatting
changes which occurred previously will receive that markup.

Win Word 2007 has a check in the settings to not track the formatting
changes at all. However, 2003 & prior work the same as the Mac versions.

Also, the "Keep Track of Formatting" setting in the Edit Preferences &
Options [AFAIK] is independent of Track Changes. My understanding is that it
only controls the population of the Formatting Palette/Task Pane.

Regards |:>)
Bob Jones 
[MVP] Office:Mac



On 3/11/10 7:11 PM, in article C7BFD1EE.623D%john@mcghie.name, "John McGhie"
<john@mcghie.name> wrote:

> Wow!  That's new...  That's a bug.
> 
> If you are not tracking formatting, there should be no indication at all,
> either with or without balloons...
> 
> I'll put that in for you.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> 
> On 12/03/10 10:14 AM, in article 59bb504c.1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0,
> "Iggles14@officeformac.com" <Iggles14@officeformac.com> wrote:
> 
>> I've done both those things to no avail.
> 
> This email is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
> matters unless you intend to pay!
> 
>  -- 
> 
> John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word); Consultant Technical Writer,
> McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
> Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410; mailto:john@mcghie.name
> 
> 

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CyberTaz
3/12/2010 11:21:54 AM
Just for yuks ... I repaired permissions, installed the latest Office update, deleted the .plist files for both Office and Word ... and no change in behavior.
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Iggles14
3/12/2010 2:19:16 PM
OK, "Bug of omission" then :-)

Still doesn't work right.  Still a bug. :-)

Cheers


On 12/03/10 10:21 PM, in article
C7BF8E02.5C368%onlygeneraltaz1@com.cast.net, "Bob Jones"
<onlygeneraltaz1@com.cast.net> wrote:

> Hi John;
> 
> It may be a 'bug', but it would be a sin of omission rather than one of
> faulty operation... I think you may be construing Mac Word's Preference
> settings for Track Changes with those on the Dark Side :-)?
> 
> In Mac Word's Track Changes Preferences there is no option to exclude
> tracking of formatting changes. You most definitely can set the *markup* for
> formatting to None but the formatting changes are still tracked & the
> balloons will still appear... The content itself simply doesn't get marked
> in the text. If you go back later & choose a markup option the formatting
> changes which occurred previously will receive that markup.
> 
> Win Word 2007 has a check in the settings to not track the formatting
> changes at all. However, 2003 & prior work the same as the Mac versions.
> 
> Also, the "Keep Track of Formatting" setting in the Edit Preferences &
> Options [AFAIK] is independent of Track Changes. My understanding is that it
> only controls the population of the Formatting Palette/Task Pane.
> 
> Regards |:>)
> Bob Jones 
> [MVP] Office:Mac
> 
> 
> 
> On 3/11/10 7:11 PM, in article C7BFD1EE.623D%john@mcghie.name, "John McGhie"
> <john@mcghie.name> wrote:
> 
>> Wow!  That's new...  That's a bug.
>> 
>> If you are not tracking formatting, there should be no indication at all,
>> either with or without balloons...
>> 
>> I'll put that in for you.
>> 
>> Cheers
>> 
>> 
>> On 12/03/10 10:14 AM, in article 59bb504c.1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0,
>> "Iggles14@officeformac.com" <Iggles14@officeformac.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I've done both those things to no avail.
>> 
>> This email is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
>> matters unless you intend to pay!
>> 
>>  -- 
>> 
>> John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word); Consultant Technical Writer,
>> McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
>> Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410; mailto:john@mcghie.name
>> 
>> 
> 

This email is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
matters unless you intend to pay!

 -- 

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word); Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410; mailto:john@mcghie.name


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John
3/13/2010 12:51:32 AM
I am occasionally an idiot, and I didn't realize that there was an option to omit the display of formatting changes. When I turn off that display, everything works fine ...
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Iggles14
3/14/2010 1:31:29 PM
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