As someone who works with a variety of documents, I agree that the “old style” revision display in Microsoft Word for Mac is preferable.
It was simple and intuitive to draw a red line through a word to indicate deletion and a blue line to indicate addition.
However, because this is a Microsoft product, it should come as no surprise that you may edit and adapt it to your liking rather than being stuck with the newest, fancy way to display revisions and tweaks to your text.
To begin, here’s how the newer, more current revision tracking appears in Microsoft Word for Mac:
- To modify it, go to the “Word” menu and select “Preferences.
- When you open it, you’ll see all kinds of gorgeous little icons, including the one we’re looking for.
- Click on “Track Changes,” then scroll down to find a section named “Balloons.
- Simply uncheck these two items, click “OK,” and your changes will be in the classic style.