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Line change indicator or similar in Microsoft Word?

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Does Microsoft Word have an option similar to UltraEdit's "line change indicator" wherein a line changes color once a mouse clicks there.  I am not interested in track changes which only indicates that a changed was made; it doesn't indicate that a line was reviewed and shown to be error free.
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No, Word doesn't offer that capability.

However, you could record a simple macro to add highlight to the current line, and assign it to a keystroke. For example, this recorded code would apply yellow highlight to the current line when you press Ctrl-Alt-W.

Sub thisLineChecked()
'-- assigned to Ctrl-Alt-W keyboard shortcut
    Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdLine
    Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdLine, Extend:=wdExtend
    Options.DefaultHighlightColorIndex = wdYellow
    Selection.Range.HighlightColorIndex = wdYellow
End Sub

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To remove the highlighting later, select everything and set the highlight to None.
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by:kpolacek
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I will try this and reply ASAP.  (It will require me reviewing macros).
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