Add Track Changes to Word Online
This would be one of the most common ways you'd want to collaborate on a document. It is the equivalent of Google doc's "suggesting" mode and without it our organisation would find it extremely difficult to take the plunge and jump ships.
Track changes is now available in Word for the Web (Online.) You can turn track changes on and off, see insertion and deletion markup, and accept/reject changes. Additionally, you can enable track changes “just for you, temporarily” to make suggestions without enabling for everyone.
Thanks for suggesting and voting for this feature.
As an editor, my customers need to see what changes I have made in their documents and I need to see what changes they make.
Mr. Sawdon commented
Tracking Changes! Not just for Word but ALL online applications (Word, PPT, Excel, etc.) As a teacher if I want to share and collaborate on say a PPT with an entire class, how do I know who contributed what parts? Or worse case scenario, a student deletes some part or the whole thing! There needs to be a tracking option as well as a "revert" option to undo changes made by other users. Again, I am talking about ALL apps having this ability.
I agree with this post. I need to be able to know who made changes to a shared document. This is an important thing needed.
I need to be able to turn on track changes in Online. It's not user-firendly to have to do it in the "real" word then upload and hope it stays.
Cory Ebbert commented
This would really be an awesome thing to include in Office online!
Arturo Mora-Soto commented
This is definitely a feature that would help me to totally migrate from Google Docs to Word Online. In my daily work I interact with Windows, Mac, and Linux users (too many Linux users since I'm in the data science arena) and there are many colleagues, specially from Europe, that they just won't use Word Desktop, and instead they use Google Doc for collaboration, specially for this "Suggestion Mode" feature.
Chennah Heroor [MSFT] commented
Thank you for your suggestion! We will consider adding a "Suggestion Mode" to a future update for Word Online. In the meantime, the "Track Changes" feature is available in Word Desktop. You can use the feature to keep track of changes made to your document. This feature allows you to "Accept" an edit to incorporate it into the document, or "Reject" an edit to remove it from the document.
Nick Newman commented
Tracked changes should like like they do in the stand alone version of Word.
Word online can already track changes if it was previously turned on, but why can't it turn the feature on its self?