How can I setup Microsoft Word 2013 so that Track Changes is defaulted to No Markup when opening existing documents
Posted on 2014-08-01
We just upgraded our staff to Office 2013.
One of my Departments likes to use the Track Changes ability in Word and they like to keep all of the changes available for review as opposed to accepting them. Each time you open the document all of the changes are shown in the side panel.
When the secretary needs to print the documents (sometimes as many as 150 documents at a time) she will highlight them using Windows Explorer and then select print.
Word will then open each file, print it and then close the file and then move on to the next file. The problem is that track changes is defaulted to showing All Markup and so all of the tracked changes are also printed.
I don't want the secretary to have to manually change the status in each document and the Department has made it clear that they want the changes left in the document so accepting them all so there are no tracked changes to view isn't an option.
Is there a way to setup Word so that the default view for the secretary is No Markup? I believe we could do a macro that would automatically make the change each time the document is opened, but I need this macro assigned on a workstation basis and not a document basis as we have thousands of existing documents on our server. Is it possible to assign a macro to a workstation?