User jsmith has been making tracked changes on a Word doc on two different computers. Computer A did not have the user info set, and Computer B did, so half the changes show up as the generic "Author" and half show up as "jsmith".
I've fixed the user info on Computer A (tools > options > user info), but this is only good for new tracked changes going forward; it does not affect existing changes. So to Word, it still looks like there were two different people making the edits, and as a result, two different colors.
So here's the question: Is there a way to alter the underlying authorship of existing changes en masse? Maybe a VB script?
We'd prefer not to resort to (a) individually cutting/pasting (time-consuming), (b) using the Remove Private Data tool (I believe this anonomyzes everything to "Author"; we want "jsmith"), or (c) losing the "by author" color functionality for subsequent people who will edit the document?