I’m not that technical. Well, I did start my career in IT, but I’ve made every effort to become less-and-less techie over the years – relying instead on others who do this stuff better.
But a little technical knowledge can go a long way. A Proposal Manager on a course recently bemoaned the fact that readers can un-track the changes on any Microsoft Word document. You can imagine the embarrassment if a client were to do so with your proposal, only to find lower pricing increased at the last moment, a higher-quality solution downgraded for the final version, a sarcastic aside about the quality of the client’s RFP deleted at the last moment.
The good news is that there is a fix, and I felt very virtuous being able to share it. For those of you who haven’t stumbled across it, it’s downloadable from Microsoft.