Word 2007: Remove All Tracked Changes and Comments

Before submitting the final copy of a collaborated document, you will probably want to remove all of the edits and comments that were made while creating the document. Using Word’s Document Inspector makes it easy to find and remove these details, so you are left with a professional quality document.

1. Click the Office button.

2. Click Prepare and select Inspect Document.

3. The Document Inspector dialog box will appear.

4. Check the Comments and Annotations checkbox.

5. Review the inspection results.

6. Click the Remove All button next to Comments, Revisions, Versions, and Annotations.

7. Click the Close button.

8. Save your document.

Your document is now free of all of the comments and tracked changes info.


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  • Thanks for this, the comments just appeared randomly and I didn’t know how to get rid of them 🙂
    Luckily, your site was among one of the first few results, which also provided the answer.
    Thank you so much,

  • Phillilp

    Inspect the Document is not an option that I can choose. It’s not highlighted. How can I change this?

  • Juliusbiliran

    Thanks! Very helpful! Whew! I am so relieved!

  • A and B

    Great, thanks for taking the time.

  • Mlk76

    Thank,,I did really helped me

  • Madhu

    Thank you, its very good information.

  • Ramneet2004

    Thanks a lot…It worked with a charm


  • Ugh!

    Awesome! I’ve searched for this before and this trick was the only one which worked!

  • Suraj

    Was very useful to me. Thank you!

  • Jean

    Thank you for all the time savings this will save!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yasser

    Great advise , I had very important agreement and It takes me days to change it once I reach this page I manage to remove it in seconds

    Yasser Ismail

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  • not-tech-savvy

    Thank you for posting these instructions! My paper would have been a hot mess without them.