WordRake editing suggestions can be easily accepted or rejected when you have WordRake installed on your computer. Even if your subscription has lapsed, it’s still possible to accept or reject suggestions from the WordRake ribbon. However, if you are collaborating on a document with someone who doesn’t use WordRake, that person will not be able to accept or reject WordRake suggestions. There are several approaches to work around this.
Converting all WordRake suggestions to tracked changes at once
- In Microsoft Word’s Review menu, click Track Changes.
- Click the WordRake tab to switch to the WordRake ribbon. Check that you have the desired editing mode selected (Brevity, Simplicity, or both) and click the Rake button to Rake your entire document.
- Select the entire document using Ctrl-A.
- Click Accept. This will change all WordRake suggestions to tracked changes, which anyone can review, even if they don’t have WordRake installed. We recommend evaluating each suggestion to determine which of them are appropriate for your document.
Track changes while reviewing WordRake suggestions
- From the WordRake ribbon, check that you have the desired editing mode selected (Brevity, Simplicity, or both) and click the Rake button to Rake your entire document.
- In Microsoft Word’s Review menu, click Track Changes and select No Markup in the drop-down menu.
- Accept or reject WordRake’s suggestions.
- In the Review menu, select All Markup from the drop-down menu.
- Now, the WordRake edits will appear as tracked changes made by you. Another user can review, accept, or reject these changes.
Use Word’s Compare feature for a cleaner draft
- Save a copy of your original document for reference.
- Edit the document, with or without tracking changes. This could include Raking it or using any other specialized editing tools.
- Run a comparison using Word’s Compare feature (accessed on the Review ribbon).
- Select the original and revised documents to compare.
- Choose to show changes at the word level and to show them in a new document.
- The new document will show all the changes made, and another user can accept or reject the suggestions as if they were tracked changes.