Track changes in Pages on iPad
You can track changes to body text and text in text boxes, shapes, and footnotes (including document and section endnotes). When tracking is turned on, changed text appears in a different color from the surrounding text, and change bars appear in the margin.
You can review tracked changes and accept or reject them individually or all together.
Note: If the document is shared on iCloud and you turn on change tracking, only people using Pages on a Mac, iOS device, or iPadOS device can edit the document. People who don’t have the Pages app and are using Pages for iCloud to collaborate can only view the document.
Track changes to text
Tap at the top of the screen.
Tap Change Tracking, then turn Change Tracking on.
Tap the document to close the controls.
If you need to make changes that you don’t want to be tracked, you can pause change tracking, make changes, and then turn it back on. Tap , tap Change Tracking, then tap Pause.
Text that appears in shapes and text boxes on page templates and in section layout objects isn’t tracked.
Note: If the document is shared on iCloud and you turn on change tracking, people using Pages for iCloud can only view the document.
View or hide tracked changes
Tap , then tap Change Tracking.
With Change Tracking turned on, tap the View option you want:
Markup: Displays deleted text with a strikethrough and new text in a different color from the surrounding text.
Markup Without Deletions: Displays only the new text in a different color from the surrounding text. Deleted text is hidden.
Final: Displays new text in the same color as the surrounding text and hides deleted text. Pages continues to track changes, so if you change to a different view, you can see them.
Accept or reject changes
To be sure all changes are visible, tap , tap Change Tracking, then tap Markup.
Do any of the following:
Tap an instance of marked text, then tap Accept or Reject.
Turn off Change Tracking. A dialog asks if you want to accept or reject all changes.
If you reject all changes, the text reverts to the state of the document before you started tracking.
If you send your document to someone else and they open it in Pages on their iPhone or iPad, the document opens in Final View (with change tracking hidden). To see additions and deletions, they must tap at the top of the screen.
To learn how to review comments in a document, see Add and print comments. To learn how to change the author name, see Set your author name for comments in Pages on iPad.