Remember that "Suggesting" mode is what Google Docs calls track changes. To turn this feature on:
- Click on the mode button in the upper-right of the page. (It may say "Editing," if you're in that mode.)
- Choose Suggesting.
Now, when you make edits or additions to the document, your changes will appear as suggestions with your name/time/date attached to them. For example, if you were to add double-spacing to the Google Doc, then that change would appear as a suggestion, which could then be accepted or rejected later.
When you add new text now, Google Docs considers it a suggestion (not actual text). This includes ALL changes you make to your Google Doc. Other editors or writers with whom you have shared this document will be able to see these suggestions, which is how "track changes" works, as well.
Accept or reject suggestions in Google Docs
Once suggestions have been made, Google Doc writers and editors can comment on the suggestions and accept/reject them.
- To accept a suggestion, click the ✓.
- To reject a suggestion, click the X.