How to Accept and Reject Changes in Microsoft Excel

It takes only four simple steps to accept or reject changes in Excel:

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Excel: 2010, 2013, and 2016.

  1. On the Review tab, in the Changes group, click the Track Changes command
    .Track Changes
  2. Click Accept/Reject Changes.
    Accept/Reject Changes
  3. In the Select Changes to Accept or Reject dialog box, select which changes (based on when they were created, who created them, or specified cells) you want to accept or reject and click OK
    .Select Changes to Accept or Reject dialog box
  4. In the Accept or Reject Changes dialog box, you can accept or reject individual changes or all changes at once.
    Accept or Reject Changes dialog box

Note that after accepting/rejecting changes, the History sheet goes away. You can show it again by clicking Track Changes > Highlight Changes. Make sure the List changes on a new sheet box is checked and click OK.

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