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Article ID: 255524

Article Last Modified on 10/4/2002


  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q255524


When you use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word, if you click Find or Replace on the Edit menu and search for specific text, Word may not find the text specified in the Find what box if that text contains deleted characters.

For example, if you type Forget me not, turn on Track Changes, and then delete the word "me", one of the following occurs when you attempt either a Find or Replace action.

With the "Highlight Changes on Screen" Option Turned On

Word does not find "Forget not".

With the "Highlight Changes on Screen" Option Turned Off

When you do a Find action, Word finds "Forget not"; however, when you do a Replace action, Word does not find "Forget not".


To work around this problem, either accept or reject the changes in your Word document. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Track Changes, and then click Accept or Reject Changes.
  2. In the Accept or Reject Changes dialog box, do one of the following:
    • Click Find and click either Accept or Reject to accept or reject individual changes to your Word document.


    • Click either Accept All or Reject All to accept or reject the changes that were made to your Word document.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


To use Track Changes in your Word document, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Track Changes, and click Highlight Changes.
  2. In the Highlight Changes dialog box, click to select the Track changes while editing check box.

NOTE: The Highlight changes on screen and Highlight changes in printed document check boxes are selected by default and should remain selected.

  1. Click OK.

For more information about Track Changes, click the Office Assistant, type track changes, click Search, and then click Ways to add comments and keep track of changes to view the topic.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

179216 OFF98: How to Use the Microsoft Office Installer Program

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