Deletion Images with Track Changes in Word 2010

Posted on 2012-08-29
Last Modified: 2012-09-04
Insert a picture, turn on tracked changes, delete the image and the strikethrough won't appear in the middle of the image, instead it shows up at the bottom.  Does anyone know how to correct this ...if it is a setting?  We (my users and I) believe it wasn't always like this in Word 2010, but would love to know what others experience or know about.  Thanks, Dione

I realize that it is not showing up underneath the image, like an inserted underline ...but it is showing up at the bottom of the image instead of the middle.

My question is how to get the strikethrough for deletions, using tracked changes in word 2010, to show in the middle of the image instead of the bottom?  Thanks in advance, Dione
Question by:dcastronw
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    Expert Comment

    The strikethrough is centered on the line of text to which the image is attached. If you change the image to be in front of the text, move it far away from the paragraph mark, turn on track changes, and then delete it, the strikethrough revision mark still appears with the paragraph where the image was inserted. This is not new behavior in Word 2010.

    Assisted Solution

    tdlewis, Thanks!  I am pretty handy in Word but not sure I follow you.  I should have mentioned and attached I have a document that does this as I requested and my current documents do not do it.  Now, I have realized it is because the document that works as desired is in compatibility mode.  Ugh!  :-(  So, you say it is not new how Word 2010 is acting, but appears to be new from 2003 to 2010 versions.  Booo!

    Thanks, Dione
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    Accepted Solution

    Right you are. If I save the file as XYZ.doc, the strikethrough suddenly moves from the bottom of the image to the middle. I looked around to see if there was an option to keep that behavior in a .docx file, but I didn't see one. Changing the compatibility options for the file does not change where the strikethrough appears; only saving as .doc seems to do it.

    Author Closing Comment

    The work around I found is that my user will either save as word 2003 or use the drawing tool and put a line over the image ...but if using the true tracked changes features (hover over and see the deleted and by whom), word 2010 non-compatibitly mode will not put the line in the middle.  Thanks

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