Text is marked as deleted text and as inserted text when you move text in a document in Word 2007 or 2010

Symptoms

You turn on the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Office Word 2007 or Word 2010. When you move text from one location in a Word 2007 or 2010 document to a new location in the same document, you may expect the text to be marked as moved text. Instead, you may experience the following symptoms: 
  • Text that you moved from the first location is marked as deleted text.
  • Text that you moved to the new location is marked as inserted text.

Cause

This behavior may occur if you set the Pasting within the same document setting to Match Destination Formatting. A change will only be marked as moved text if an entire sentence or an object is moved. Otherwise, the text will be marked as deleted text and as inserted text.

Workaround

To work around this behavior, use a drag-and-drop operation to move the text. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Select the text that you want to move.
  2. Drag the text to a new location in the same document.

More Information

To turn on the Track Changes feature, follow these steps:
  1. Open a Word 2007 or Word 2010 document.
  2. On the Review tab, click Track Changes in the Tracking group.
To view the Pasting within the same document setting, follow these steps:
  1. In Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
    In Word 2010: Click File, and then click Options
  2. In the left pane, click Advanced.

    The Pasting within the same document setting appears under Cut, Copy, and Paste.
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Article ID: 920841 - Last Review: Apr 19, 2012 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Word 2010

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