To redline a document in Microsoft Word, simply activate the "Track Changes" option in the document, and then proceed to edit the document. In word processing parlance, "redlining" a document is defined as the act of marking an edited text with a red line to keep track of the changes being made. This way of editing is often used when two or more people are collaborating to edit a particular document.
There are a few steps necessary in order to redline a document in Microsoft Word.
Open the document that will be edited.
Click on the "Review" tab on the main menu. Click on the "Track Changes" option located on the "Tracking" group. A tracking changes status indicator can also be displayed on the status bar. To activate this feature, right click on the status bar and click on "Track Changes." This makes the turning the "Tracking Changes" option on and off in the document easier.
Proceed with the editing of the document.
The changes that are made on the document such as the adding, moving, deleting and formatting of texts as well as the removal or insertion of pictures or elements will be displayed. The person editing the document can also add comments and recommendations on the balloons, which details the formatting changes on the document.