Lebanese blogger Ramzi has written a few words on the "track changes scandal" that revealed the unedited version of Mehlis' report. I would like to complement his work, and if the pundits don't mind, rename this fiasco into the "hide changes scandal"
I've used "track changes" before, and I have to say that it is a somewhat troublesome tool. For example, once you've edited a paper, you can click on the option: "hide changes". The problem I find with this option is that it is somewhat inconsistent. On more than one occassion, I have clicked "hide changes", saved a document, and sent it by e-mail to a friend, only to realize that when he or she opened the file, they saw all my changes because their "hide changes" tool was turned off.
I speculate that this is exactly what happened with Mehlis. Of course, the conspiracy theories might be right... But I am 100% sure about the "hide changes" option. In case you guys are wondering, the way I remedy it is by copying everything I wrote (edits included) in the original Word document and pasting it on a new document. The new document won't even recognize that you made any edits, instead it will assume that the edited draft is the only draft.