How to Permanently Hide Markups and Comments in Word

This article will show you how to permanently hide markups and comments in Word.

Tracked Changes and Comments will stay in the document forever until you Accept/Reject and Delete them. 

When anyone opens a document that contains Tracked Changes or Comments the “View” setting automatically changes to “Final Showing Markup”. It doesn’t matter if you change your Option preference settings to not show formatting markups, comments, highlights, et cetera; nor does the “View” setting matter… if the document contains any unresolved markups, when the document is reopened, all markups are displayed. Make sure to follow the steps provided below before you submit your final manuscript for design.

Follow these simple steps to permanently clear Markups and Comments:

  • Turn Track Changes Off
  • Accept/Reject All Changes
  • Delete All Comments
  • Save the File