Tired of having to print off digital documents to grade or proofread? Did you know that Microsoft Word has proofreading/reviewing tools built in? For Microsoft Word 2003 there are a few tools. The first is the Reviewing Toolbar which has many great items for checking and correcting documents. To view this, go to View/Toolbar/Reviewing Toolbar. Also under the View menu, you can select the “Markup” option. If you would like to keep tabs on what you have done you can also go to the Tools menu and select “Track Changes.” If you are using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010, on the “Ribbon” toolbar across the top, select the “Review” tab. This has all the same tools mentioned above for Word 2003 all in one location. Each of these built-in functions are ideal for showing students their mistakes and errors in an easy and very readable way.
Happy proofreading! Enjoy!