Silent Changes: When and Why to Make Them

Silent Changes: When and Why to Make Them

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Word will track every change you make, but that can be extremely counter-productive for workflow as writers both try to see through the sea of changes to the important ones and may reject changes they don’t have authority to reject (like matters of house style or MS coding for production). Today, in my How To column at, I list 15 types of changes I don’t track. What are yours?Link to my columns on

Also see my earlier post, where you can order a set of flying monkeys to deal with those who insist that you track every little thing.




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