How to Use Tracked Changes
For all services, we return your manuscript with changes tracked in the document to make it easy for you to see our suggested corrections and comments.
Got a goal to achieve?
We track our changes using the:
Track Changes feature of Microsoft® Word; or
Refer to our user guides for help with Track Changes in MS Word:
Using Word 2016 or 2011 on a Mac?
For macOS, newer versionss, try this help page from Microsoft.
For macOS 2011, try this page.
Don't Have Microsoft Word?
Try using Open Office or another software that supports MS Word's Track Changes feature.
Using an iPhone, iPad or Android Device?
For iPhones and iPads, try the Office Plus app.
For Android devices, try the WPS Office app.
What About for PDFs?
In PDFs, we predominantly use the Highlight Text tool. To see our recommendations, hover your mouse over the highlighted item or double-click it.
We may also use the Note tool to place notes where items cannot be highlighted. To see our recommendations, hover your mouse over the note icon or double-click it.
We may use the Strike-Through tool to indicate items to be deleted. This puts a red line through the item to be deleted. If we are providing a comment on the strike-through, we will do so with either the Highlight Text or Note tool.
What PDF Software Should I Use?
If you have trouble seeing our recommendations, try using Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader, both of which are available for free.