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Tracking and accepting changes

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When I make a change, I get a change bar. When I accept it, the change bar goes away but then it comes back. I need clean copy without change bars. The only way I can get rid of the change bars it to Accept All Changes. What is happening? 

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best response confirmed by Richard2012 (Occasional Contributor)
Solution

@Richard2012 

 

To permanently get rid of all tracked changes, you have to either accept or reject all changes and then turn off the tracking. 

@Stefan_Blom Hmm. Didn't use to be that way as far as I remember. Thanks for the reply. 

@Richard2012 

 

If it has changed, it isn't a recent change. For example, in Word 2010, the behavior was the same. See https://shaunakelly.com/word/sharing/howtrackchangesworks.html.