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markup removal in word 2003

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hello, I have a document (word 2003) that was given to someone for editing - after going through their changes, adding my own, accepting the changes of theirs that I wanted etc etc - now I want to submit the document "clean" to someone else - I know how to "hide" the markup - but I want to know if there's any way to clean it - to delete the markup so that the next person in the chain won't even see that there ever was any. is there any way to do this??
thanks!
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Show the Reviewing toolbar (View/Toolbars) and select Final from the dropdown at its left hand end.
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doesn't that just make it invisible? I want to make it so that the next person won't be able to see it even when they review it... I'm really asking if there's a way to "delete" the markup history - so that it's as if the doc wasn't reviewed and changed
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Good point.

Use the button with the blue tick and select 'Accept All Changes in the Document' from its dropdown.
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still shows the old markup after doing this...
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Hmm. It should, and it does for me.

Can you do it with a test document? Turn Track changes on, edit it  and see if the changes are accepted.
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ok - figured this out - the markup is gone after accepting all changes - but comments in those balloons on the side are still there.  any way to get rid of those?
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figured it out - there's a button for delete comments... thanks so much!
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Thanks and well done.
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