How to Suggest Changes

Suggest changes on collaborative Docs to keep everyone in the loop.

Updated over a week ago

How it works

Making changes in a Doc can get confusing, especially if you don't know where to look for those changes! You can now suggest edits so other team members know exactly what was changed, and where to find it. Others can approve, reject or easily ask a question about the changes made to keep your collaborative ecosystem. Please note, suggesting edits only works when editing text.

To start suggesting edits, please follow these steps:

Select the chat bubble icon in the upper right-hand corner of your Doc. You will see a dropdown list, select the option that says Suggest changes.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Note: You will not see the Suggest changes option if the doc is locked. You'll need to unlock the doc before you can enter Suggest changes mode.

Once you've selected suggest changes, the suggesting edits button will pop up in the top nav next to Doc settings.

Once you have enabled suggesting edits, any changes you make in the Doc will be highlighted. Any information deleted will be highlighted in red, and any information added will be in green.

Once you've finished making edits, you can exit suggest changes.

Your team members will be notified of these changes, and choose to accept or reject the edits. If they need more clarification on the edits they can respond as they would to comments. Please note, if an edit is rejected, it will remove it from the Doc.


Here's an example of the suggested changes workflow:

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