Submitting Updates via Microsoft Word

When submitting updates for your website, convert the page to a Word Document to ensure the changes you want made are clearly and accurately communicated.

To Open a Web Page in Word

Track changes highlighted.

Where to find Track Changes in Word.

  1. Open a new blank document in Word.
  2. Click "File" in the top left and "Open".
  3. Click "Browse" to open up the search window. In the bar at the bottom, next to "File Name:", copy and paste the URL of the webpage that you want to update and click "Open".
  4. Click "Enable Editing" at the top of the page to make changes to your document.
  5. At the top under the "Review" tab, turn on "Track Changes" that is under Tracking. This will make a visible record all changes you make to the webpage. 
  6. Edit the document to reflect the updates you want made to the webpage. Use the "Comment" feature to explain complex updates.
  7. Save the document as a Word document (.docx) and email it to smbs-webteam@buffalo.edu.

Adding a Comment to a Word Doc

Example of a comment.

Example of a comment in Word. Click to see full image.

  1. Select the text in the document where you would like to attach the comment.
  2. At the top of the Word Doc under "Review", select "New Comment" and a comment box will appear on the right side connect to the text you selected. 
  3. Type in that box and explain the change/update to be made to the webpage. 
  4. Click back in the document to close the comment. To edit the comment, click back in the comment and make the changes.