Word: Turn off Track Changes before updating fieldsJuly 18, 2014
Based on a Writing Tip I wrote for my work colleagues…
Try to remember to turn off track changes before you update any fields in your document. If you don’t, things like automated caption numbering, the table of contents, the list of tables/figures, automated cross-references, etc. will all show tracked changes.
If you forget, don’t panic! Turn off track changes and update the fields again—that will get rid of most of the field update track changes so you won’t have to accept/reject hundreds of them manually.
Hint: A quick and easy way to turn track changes on and off is by pressing Ctrl+Shift+E.