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Hello everybody,

I have to make sure that the option "Track changes" is activated when creating or opening a Word document (* .docx) due to revision security.

Do you have an idea how to do this via VBA, add-in or something else? I would leave out that the user can then manually deactivate the option: rolleyes:

Thanks in advance,

Toga

I just didn't have 2010 on hand to check that, but in the current versions you can set the Ü mode fix.

greeting
G.O.

Hello everybody,

the requirement is to activate the "track changes" mode. Can you somehow control this from the outside when you open a document? If so, with which technology? It does not have to be Word 2010.

Thanks for an answer :)

LG

As already said, there are in the act. Versions in the expanded "Track changes" button have the function of a predefined forced tracking that is saved with the document.

greeting
G.O.

Hello,

the given tip is of course correct, but in order for it to work you would have to prevent a shutdown. I have no idea how that could work without VBA.

However, VBA can be prevented quite easily.

Some more ideas are wanted.

Kind regards

Why prevent switching off? Are you dealing with hackers?

greeting
G.O.

Hi everyone,

it is about revision security (here: sub-item traceability). I. E. In some industries (e.g. medical technology) every change has to be clearly documented. And so every change in a Word document must be traceable.

If you can activate the change tracking with a macro when opening or creating, that would be enough for me. I have to accept that you don't activate the macro then ;-)

Regards ToGa

I understand the task, but I don't understand your arguments against the locking mechanism. A password as a backup should be sufficient for documentation security.

greeting
G.O.

Hello,

earlier the recorder showed something like


thisDocument.TrackChanges = True


If you do this with "Document_Open", it should work as long as a user does not switch off VBA.

In terms of "document security" this is probably not enough, but it is very difficult (too difficult for me) to force VBA in MS Office.

Kind regards

Hello,

try this, completely without vba: keep-track-changes-on-with-a-password (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/keep-track-changes-on-with-a -password-9a7b837a-1c8b-4f26-8dd9-946bb943b3e1)

Greetings Ulrich

@ knobbi: That's what I recommend ToGa all the time.

greeting
G.O.

@ G.O.Tuhls
Yes of course - pictures might help.
But I don't think that will work in W2010 yet.

Greetings Ulrich

Edit:
I just found something for W2007 / 2010
force-reviewers-to-track-changes-in-word / (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hub/2010/05/27/force-reviewers-to-track-changes-in-word/)

Yes, it won't work until 2013, but the version is irrelevant, he said in the meantime.

greeting
G.O.

I think that document protection would be more obvious here. So protect old documents and get users to always make a copy.
Then you can always see the changes by comparing versions.

So what would help me:
One possibility in the STARTUP folder (C: Program Files (x86) Microsoft OfficeOffice14STARTUP) to store a macro that activates the tracking of changes when starting a document.

Document_Open does not work there.

Private Sub Document_Open ()

With ActiveDocument
.TrackRevisions = True
.ShowRevisions = True
End With

End Sub

Does that work somehow with AutoExec or similar? THANK YOU: grin:

The corrector can switch this off at any time!
WTF don't you take the built-in lock?

greeting
G.O.

Switching off should now be possible. So it is only about the initial automatic activation of change tracking.

Well then without a password.

greeting
G.O.

Hello everybody,

so it seems to work with the following code:


Sub Main ()

For Each doc In Documents
doc.TrackRevisions = True
doc.ShowRevisions = True
MsgBox doc.Name
Next doc

End Sub


Objection? As I said: I don't care about switching off.

Regards ToGa

Why easy when it can be cumbersome.

Hello everybody,

It's milking to the mouse!
Office 365 and nothing works anymore.
The macro is no longer executed.

If the dotm is in a folder that allows macros via Trustcenter, the Word document is opened without a warning message, but also without executing the macro.
If the dotm is in a folder without allowed macros, the notification message comes, but I cannot activate it acutely because the company's trust center settings do not allow it.

Can you help?


Regards ToGa

I think ironing a macro over to people is always second best.
However, if I save a document in revision mode, it will also be opened in this mode. Without macros.
Maybe that's enough. Everything else, including revision security, must then be intercepted using backup copies / version statuses.


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