How to Track Changes Made in Google Docs/Other in Word

This is not really a news article, but this might help someone somewhere who is struggling with tracking changes in Word documents that either weren’t made in Word or not set to track to start with.

If your client wants to see all tracked changes in Word, but the document was edited in Google Docs for example, you might be at a loose end – especially if your client is not a Google Docs user!

Fear not though, the little used yet brilliant Compare function in Word is a tool that we use all of the time.

With a little playing around you can hack the Google Docs change history – or anything else – into Word’s review and Track Changes.

First of all download a copy of the old and new documents, preferably in .odt format.

  1. Go to Review -> Compare in Word:

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