"Track changes" is wonderful and remarkable tool of Microsoft Word 2010. The feature allows editing your documents without making the changes permanent. It means if you have deleted a word, Track back highlights it, though the word is deleted but until final changes are accepted, it remains there. A track change is very helpful when you are working on draft that needs extra care. For Example you are working your project and you are not sure whether changes you made are right and you want to take your professors/superiors opinion.
Today the world has become global village, now virtual teams sitting in different parts of world are working on same projects. They need to communicate, they suggest prose and finalize things, track changes help them to make changes or send suggestions to other members.
One can delete, add, comment or make formatting changes by using it.
1. Open desired word document you wish to apply track changes.
2. Go to Review Tab, under "Tracking" Group, click on track changes. It will change to orange colour, that means feature has "turned on"
3. Take the cursor to where you want to save changes and type, you will see colour of the text will different. It means that changes you are making are not permanent.
4. Go to "Tracking Group" and click on "Show Markup", choose "Balloons" and Click on your desired settings how you want to show your changes. Either you want to show your changes/Revisions in Balloons, with in your document or show only comments and Formatting in Balloons.
5. Go to "Comments" Group, under Review tab, click "New comment" where you want to insert a comment, leave a note or ask question.
6. Go to the Review Group, click on the Reviewing pane and choose either vertical or horizontal settings to carefully go through your document. OR go through them one by one by choosing "Next" or "Previous" from "Changes" Group.
7. Click on "Accept or Reject" from "Changes Group" to tell programme whether you want to keep or permanently delete a change.