This was originally posted as a Word 2007 question, but the issue and the solution are common to other versions of Word.
Whenever I open an existing document in Word 2007 (on Windows XP), word turns on track changes, and changes the display mode to "Final" (that is, not "Final Showing Markup" -- so I often don't even notice track changes is on if I don't remember to pay attention.
This happens for ALL existing documents, and doesn't happen for new documents. I can't find any option in the configuration that would control this behavior.
I would like to restore the original/default behavior where documents are opening with Track Changes off, and in "Final showing markup" display.
Steps to Reproduce
- Open Word 2007.
- Create a new document. Verify that track changes is off.
- Save the document and close Word.
- Open the document (either directly or through Word).
- Track changes is now on.