Office files editing history

Hello Folks,
I have an Office 2010 file on my file server which is passed around and edited by different people before being deemd finished. I am wondering if there is a way I can take that file and see a history as to who worked on it and the order those users worked on it. Is that possible at all?
mrosierAsked:
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byundtCommented:
Office 2003 had a "Routing Slip" feature that would speak to your problem, but it was removed from Office 2007 and later versions. You are now expected to use Sharepoint to share the document and create a workflow.

To fill the gap, some people developed add-ins that replicated the lost feature. Office Routing Plus is a commercial product with that capability: http://www.office-routing.com/en/routingslip/  Prices are available only if you request a quote, so it makes me suspicious this product isn't inexpensive.

Have you tried using "Track Changes"? It doesn't give you the order of editing, but does let you see who changed what.
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mrosierAuthor Commented:
I have not tried Track Changes, but that could be enough for people's needs. Thanks!!
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