Microsoft WORD

Co-authoring Documents

Streamline teamwork and tame revisions with Word's collaboration toolkit

  • Are you unsure how to track the changes made by multiple collaborators on a Word document?
  • Do comments between co-authors get lost or become confusing to manage in Word?
  • Are you constantly emailing different versions of a Word document back and forth?
  • Do you struggle to understand exactly what changed between versions of a document?
  • Is consolidating feedback from multiple reviewers difficult and messy in Word?
  • Are style conflicts an ongoing headache with your team in Word?
  • Do you lack clarity on who made certain edits in a collaborative Word doc?
  • Is version control chaotic and manual within your Word docs?
  • Does conflicting formatting frequently override your Word document edits?
  • Does managing a single Word file with multiple co-authors feel disconnected?

If so, then the Microsoft Word – Co-authoring documents course will help you.




This course is for intermediate to advanced Word users who want to level up their skills around collaborating on, reviewing, and managing versions of Word documents.

Format ​

  • 1 day, instructor-led web-based virtual classroom sessions

What’s Included

  • Comprehensive Learning Guide
  • Subscription to our monthly LearningLink e-newsletter

Take Collaboration to the Next Level

The goal is to equip learners with the Word capabilities needed for multi-user document workflows.

This course will help you:

  • Track Changes – Learn to turn on change tracking, review edits from others, and manage feedback.
  • Comment – Insert, edit, reply to, and manage comments on Word documents.
  • Compare Versions – Utilize Word’s compare feature to see the differences between document versions.
  • Merge Versions – Combine changes from multiple versions into one final document.
  • Manage Revisions – Accept/reject changes, resolve style conflicts, and simplify multi-user workflows.
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What you will learn

Track Changes

Learn to toggle change tracking on and off, leverage markup view options, customize track changes settings, cleanly incorporate feedback from multiple reviewers, and resolve conflicting edits.

Comment Collaboratively

Insert, edit, reply to, mark as done and delete comments. Navigate through comment threads and seamlessly consolidate annotations from several co-authors.

Compare & Merge Versions

Utilise Word’s compare feature to visually distinguish differences across document versions. Then selectively merge changes from multiple iterations into one master file.

Manage Revisions

Accept/reject edits, deal with style conflicts, restrict document access, apply passwords to files, and simplify version control through file sharing sites like SharePoint.

Detailed Synopsis

By the end of this course, you should be comfortable with using Microsoft Word’s tools to facilitate collaboration and document versioning.

Modify User Information

  • Viewing File Properties
  • User Information

Share a Document

  • Sharing Options
  • Presenting Documents Online
  • OneDrive

Work with Comments

  • Inserting Comments
  • Editing Comments
  • Replying to Comments
  • Marking Comments Done
  • Navigating Through Comments
  • Deleting Comments

Compare Document Changes

  • Legal Blackline
  • Comparison Settings
  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes

Review a Document

  • Track Changes
  • Turn Track Changes On and Off
  • Markup Views
  • Track Changes Options
  • The Track Changes Indicator
  • Reviewing Changes

Merge Document Changes

  • Combining Modifications from Multiple Reviewers
  • Revisions Pane
  • Resolving Style Conflicts

Co-author Documents

  • Sharing Documents Online
  • Editing a Shared File
  • Sharing Your Changes

Set Editing Restrictions

  • Mark as Final
  • The Restrict Editing Task Pane
  • Protected View

Restrict Document Access

  • Applying a Document Password
  • Changing the Document Password
  • Removing the Document Password

Create a New Document Version

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Versioning
  • Versioning Settings
  • Major vs. Minor Versions
  • Accessing Documents Directly from a SharePoint Site
  • Begin Working with Document Versions

Compare Document Versions

  • The Compare Feature
  • Compare Document Versions

Merge Document Versions

  • The Combine Feature
  • Merge Multiple Versions of a Document

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