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VBA functions to hide revisions in Word 2000 do not work in Word 2002

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The following three Microsoft Word 2000 options for marking deleted text are not supported in Microsoft Office XP but still appear in the VBA object model and Help file:
Word.Options.DeletedTextMark = wdDeletedTextMarkHidden
Word.Options.DeletedTextMark = wdDeletedTextMarkCaret
Word.Options.DeletedTextMark = wdDeletedTextMarkPound
The reason for this behavior is that deleted text, by default, is hidden in the main document. The location of the deleted text is marked by a (floating) caret that is attached to a balloon that is displayed in the side margin. The balloon is labeled Deleted and contains the deleted text. With the deleted text shifted off to the side, it no longer affects document layout or the flow of text, yet you can still view it at a glance. In other words, Word 2002 marks up a document without disrupting the layout or text flow.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time    Version      Size          File name
   15-OCT-2001  09:31   10.0.3409.0  10,582,344    Winword.exe 

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 300455 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:08:47 - Revision: 1.3

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