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  From the December 2015 Issue of Prestwood eMag
Windows Microsoft Office:
Change MS Word Markup Default to Off
Posted 10 years ago on 10/2/2010
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How do you turn off Markup comments in Microsoft Word so the next time I open a document, I do not see the markup comments by default?


In Word 2002, Word remembered your last Markup setting. In Word 2003 Microsoft changed the default behavior so all readers will see the comments if they exist. To change this default behavior, select Tools | Options, select the Security tab, then uncheck Make hidden markup visible when opening or saving. This per document setting is saved with the document.

Make It Stick

Unforntunately changing this setting by itself is NOT enough to cause Word to save a new version of the document and thus, the setting. So, to retain this setting per document, you must also edit the document.

Here is the setting in MS Word 2003:

Set default for showing Markup comments in MS Word.


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