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How to copy and paste with track changes in Word?

In general, when you copy a slice of text with tracing changes from one Word document to another, the track changes are removed in the target document as below screenshot shown. But, in this article I will introduce the way to copy and paste with track changes in Word.

Copy and paste with track changes in Word

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arrow blue right bubbleCopy and paste with track changes in Word

Please follow below steps to copy text with track changes from one Word document, and paste into another with all track changes reserved.

1. Open the source document that you will copy text with track changes from, and turn off the track changes with clicking Review > Track Changes > Track Changes. See screenshot:

Note: After turning off the track changes, the Track Changes button will not be highlighted on the Review tab.

2. Select the text you will copy, and press Ctrl + C keys together to copy.

3. Open the target document that you will paste text into, and turn off the track changes with clicking Review > Track Changes > Track Changes. See screenshot:

4. Put the cursor where you will place the text, and then press Ctrl + V keys simultaneously to paste.

Now the text is pasted into the target document and all track changes are remained completely. See screenshot:



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    Jane C Schneider · 2 years ago
    I couldn't get this to work, then I remembered that I had set my default to Paste (Keep Text Only). It works great when I selected Paste (Keep Source Formatting).