tracking – How to “accept tracked changes” in a restricted Word document

I am hoping someone can help me! I have been working on a branded Word template that has a specific theme with built in colours and styles for body copy, headings, and all kinds of other styles. Because we wanted to keep people from switching themes and modifying the styles in the template, we restricted editing to a large selection of styles and then added “exceptions” to the areas that could be edited. Then, I locked down the file. One big issue is that it does not allow me to do tracked changes when I do this. If I click on “tracked changes” before I lock down the file, it does do the tracking, however, it won’t let me “accept” the tracked changes. Does anyone know how to fix this issue? I don’t understand how I can track the changes, but can’t actually accept the changes. Any help would be greatly appreciated!