How to remove date & time track changes

Written by george paraskeva
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How to remove date & time track changes
You can remove the date and time stamp when proof reading with "track changes." (text image by Ewe Degiampietro from

Correcting a document using "track changes" can be very useful when you are editing a document for someone else. But do they really need to know that you were up until 3 a.m. doing the corrections? You can turn off the date and time stamp, which also resets the reviewer's name to "Author."

Skill level:


  1. 1

    In Microsoft Office Word 2010, go to the Office button menu then click on 'Prepare.'

  2. 2

    Then click on 'Inspect Document'.

  3. 3

    After MS Word inspects the document, a results panel will appear.

  4. 4

    Click the button to remove all "Document Properties and Personal Information."

  5. 5

    Save the document. All track changes will have the dates and times removed and the reviewer name will also be changed to "Author."

Tips and warnings

  • This process will not work if you're using "custom document" properties. These will also be removed by using the above process.

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