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Markup text may reappear when you open or when you save a document of Word
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When you open or save a Microsoft Word document, markup text (comments, ink annotations, insertions and deletions, and formatting changes) that you turned off in the document the last time that you saved it may appear again .
This behavior is a design change to show markup text immediately when you open the document. This design change is intended to help you from accidentally sending a document that contains changes that you do not want seen.
To change this behavior and to retain the Reviewing options as you did in Word 2002, follow these steps, as appropriate for the version of Word that you are running.
Microsoft Office Word 2003
Microsoft Office Word 2007
Note If you save the file with the Make hidden markup visible when opening or saving option cleared, another user will see the markup text immediately when he or she opens the document. The other user must also clear the Make hidden markup visible when opening or saving option.
This is because when you open a document that contains tracked changes, the document appears in the Final Showing Markup view to indicate that the document contains tracked changes. This behavior is by default.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305216/ )How to track and manage changes in a Word 2002 and a Word 2003 document
The Make hidden markup visible when opening or saving option displays all comments, annotations, deletions, and other types of revisions. If you use the Show menu on the Reviewing toolbar to hide some of your revisions or all your revisions, and if you select this option, your revisions will appear when you or another user opens the file. This option does not affect text that is formatted as hidden.