I am looking for an automated way to convert tracked changes in Microsoft Word 2010 to highlighted text. So, in essence what I'd like to do is:

  1. Highlight all text fragments with tracked changes
  2. Accept all tracked changes (there is a button for that)

Is there a way to do this either using built-in features or scripting?


There is the Revisions Object in VBA. From there it's simple to iterate through each revision item, accept and hightlight it with a predefined color.

Additionally we need to temporarly disable tracking.

Sub tracked_to_highlighted()           
    tempState = ActiveDocument.TrackRevisions
    ActiveDocument.TrackRevisions = False    
    For Each Change In ActiveDocument.Revisions        
        Set myRange = Change.Range
        myRange.HighlightColorIndex = wdGreen            
    ActiveDocument.TrackRevisions = tempState
End Sub

Strange enough this does partly the job in my documents (Word 2010). The revisions are only highlighted from page 5. Haven't got a clue how to tell the macro to start from the top of the document, not even by

Selection.Homekey Unit:=wdStory

Manual accept every change does however consider the revisions on pages 1-4 as well.

Anybody similar experiences?


  • If you have a queston, you should one, questions should not appear in answers to other people's questions. – Ramhound Oct 31 '16 at 16:47

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