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Review a document (Beginner level)

As an educator you will encourage your learners to use the word processor to write essays and similar classwork assignments. The advantage of using the word processor to do this is that you can give them feedback and they can make changes to their saved documents without having to rewrite the document. MS Word has useful document reviewing features such as "Track changes" and "Commenting".

By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:

Download an example - Open an exisiting document
- Add a toolbar
- Review a document (making changes)
- Insert a comment
- Save a document

Review your own document - one which you will find useful. Alternatively, follow this example. To do so you would typically work through the following steps:

1. Start Microsoft Word. See how »
2. Open an exisiting file: The document that you would open would be one written by a learner. See how »
3. Open the Review Toolbar: The toolbar for reviewing documents may not be open. You will have to add this toolbar to the top of your screen. See how »
4. Switch on Tracking Changes: The Track Changes feature is not active until you swtich it on. See how »
5. Review the document: Edit the document as you normally would when typing it yourself. For example, delete words, add words, change punctuation.
6. Insert comments: Your comments will be added in the margin. See how »
7. Save the file: Save the document and your learner will open it and see your changes and/or comments. See how »

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