RE: use other color for new text in Word

Subject: RE: use other color for new text in Word
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 09:57:28 -0500

About three weeks ago, I sat in on a code review with the 4 developers and
one of the developers had multiple instances of "See the change shown in

He'd printed his version in color....then made B&W photocopies for everyone
else. He couldn't figure out why everyone was shuffling through the document
with confused looks on their faces.

The revision feature of Word works. It may be a fuss at first, but once you
get used to it, between the changebars and the ability to accept or reject
changes at the press of a button, it will save you bunches of time....and
show others a higher level of professionalism.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
NY: 212-414-6656
Dayton: 732-438-3372

Hi, I'm writing a big manual in Word XP that just went for review.
the document is being reviewed I have to continue to write on the next
version in the same document. I'd like to make all new text I write be
different from the text that is reviewed, so I know what I add new. Is
it possible for example, to make all new text use another default text
color like blue instead of black), please? I know I can use Track Changes
Word but I really don't like it (too much fuss!). I just want to have a
different font color (without changing styles or having to mark new text


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