Do you ever use the Track Changes feature in any Microsoft Office products? It’s great! I use it in Word all the time. It’s especially useful when I’m working with a client and they have revisions to make to documents. Track Changes makes it easy to locate and see exactly what changes they’ve made.

Recently, we’ve had to update older documents. One document came to me that was nearly 100 pages long. My colleague had made numerous changes, but not on every page. I only needed to print the changed pages so I could physically take them into the audio recording booth. But wait – Word does not have the capability to just print Track Changes! (Trust me, I used the Help menu and tried to Google how it was done. Nope – it’s not possible.) I was fearful that I’d have to look through page by page and write down which individual pages to print. Before I gave in to that solution, I found a much better work-around. Here’s a trick to help you save a serious amount of time and paper.

  1. Access the Print menu.
  2. From the Settings drop-down menu, select List of Markup.Track Changes 1   
  3. Click Print.
  4. Review the printed document. It’s a concise list that indicates every page where a change was made.Track Changes 2
  5. Access the Print menu again.
  6. From the Settings drop-down menu, select Custom Print.Track Changes 3
  7. Enter the pages that contain changes.Track Changes 4
  8. Click Print.