Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Resolving Revisions.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 15, 2019)
Excel allows you to easily track revisions made to your workbooks. At some time you will want to resolve your changes to get rid of the revision marks. This is typically done as you are finalizing a workbook, after you are sure that the changes are something you really want to keep. Excel allows you to automate much of the resolution process.
You will notice that when you are done reviewing changes, Excel still shows edited cells with the blue border and tracking changes indicator. The only way to get rid of these (after you have reviewed all the changes) is to turn off the revision marking.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2869) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Resolving Revisions.
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