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Text is marked as deleted text and as inserted text when you move text in a document in Word 2007 or 2010


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Symptoms

You turn on the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Office Word 2007 or Word 2010. When you move text from one location in a Word 2007 or 2010 document to a new location in the same document, you may expect the text to be marked as moved text. Instead, you may experience the following symptoms: 
  • Text that you moved from the first location is marked as deleted text.
  • Text that you moved to the new location is marked as inserted text.

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Cause

This behavior may occur if you set the Pasting within the same document setting to Match Destination Formatting. A change will only be marked as moved text if an entire sentence or an object is moved. Otherwise, the text will be marked as deleted text and as inserted text.

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Workaround

To work around this behavior, use a drag-and-drop operation to move the text. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Select the text that you want to move.
  2. Drag the text to a new location in the same document.

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More Information

To turn on the Track Changes feature, follow these steps:
  1. Open a Word 2007 or Word 2010 document.
  2. On the Review tab, click Track Changes in the Tracking group.
To view the Pasting within the same document setting, follow these steps:
  1. In Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
    In Word 2010: Click File, and then click Options
  2. In the left pane, click Advanced.

    The Pasting within the same document setting appears under Cut, Copy, and Paste.

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Article Info
Article ID : 920841
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Created on : 1/7/2017
Published on : 4/19/2012
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