“If you use “Markup” in Word to track changes and edits to your resume or cover letter, but sure to remove all the comments before emailing a softcopy of your resume to potential employers.”
From the blog of a Microsoft technical recruiter, this is a real cautionary tale! Executive resumes naturally tend to go through a series of edits and fine-tuning to get everything just right. Unless you want to risk your recipient seeing all of your changes and comments, you’ll want to be sure that all comments, change-tracking, etc. are removed from your document before you send your file to a recruiter or target company!