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Getting Rid of 'Track Changes' indicator line.

Windows 10. Word 2013.
The following happened:
Somehow the 'Track Changes' menu was turned on and changes which I had made began to appear in red with a line under them.  
In the 'Track Changes Menu there are two options: 'Track Changes', and 'Lock Changes'.
I selected 'lock changes' and deleted the text which showed in red and then re-entered the correction.
Now the red text with underlining no longer appears.
However on the left margin of the document there is a vertical line showing where the correction had been made. How do I get rid of this line (which appears in  left margin adjacent to  where changes have been made).
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Michael Murphy
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Michael,
The second option is Lock Tracking, not Lock Changes, and it is intended to prevent other authors from turning off Track Changes, which I'm guessing is not what you really want. In reading between the lines of your question, I'm pretty sure what you want is to get rid of the Track Changes markups, i.e., the red text with the underlining (in can be other colors, depending on the authors) and the vertical bar in the left margin. You do not have to go through the pain of deleting and re-entering the text to achieve this. All you have to do is click the Accept drop-down and then Accept All Changes (or Accept All Changes and Stop Tracking if you also want to turn off the Track Changes feature), as shown below:

accept changes
That accepts all the Track Changes edits, which will turn off the color of the text (and the underlining) and remove the vertical bar in the left margin. Btw, if Lock Tracking is enabled, the Accept button will be grayed out, so you'll need to disable Lock Tracking by clicking it again (it's a toggle). Regards, Joe
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
Joe that is exactly what I needed. I have done it. So simple and yet so puzzling without the know-how. What am I to do about points, as I closed the question before receiving your post. Can I do anything to give you points? Anyway thanks, again.
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
I  have ticked the 'Best Solution' under your post.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Michael,
I'm very glad that worked for you. I'm not worried about the points, but the question doesn't show as closed, even though you ticked "Best Solution" under my post. Could be a glitch in the EE closing process. I'll report the question and I'm sure that an EE Mod will get it sorted. In any case, I'm happy to know that it is exactly what you needed. Regards, Joe
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Michael,
Moderato is spot-on...there are more steps. These two EE support articles are very helpful in explaining the full closing process:

How do I accept a comment as my solution?
How do I accept multiple comments as my solution?

Regards, Joe
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
Hope I got it right. Thanks again
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome, Michael. Yes, you got it right! :)  Regards, Joe
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