By the time a document has lots of revisions and comments, you may wonder what it looked like before it was marked up, or what it would look like if you accept all the changes and delete all the comments.
To help prevent you from inadvertently distributing documents with tracked changes and comments, Word automatically displays documents with markup showing. On the Review tab, in the Tracking group, Final Showing Markup is the default option in the Display for Review box.
To see how the document looked before tracked changes and comments were inserted, click the arrow in the Display for Review box, and then click Original.
To see how the document would look with all the revisions accepted and comments deleted, click the arrow in the Display for Review box, and then click Final. Remember, hiding revisions and comments does not delete them. After you review the document, click Final Showing Markup to display tracked changes and comments again.