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How to change the color for record changes without loosing the differentiation between two authors [closed]

asked 2013-05-22 08:51:56 +0200

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updated 2014-02-20 13:46:46 +0200

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I am working with another person on a Writer document and want to see the changes each author makes. The default setting of the color for the first author is kind of brown and I would like to change this color

How can I change this color and still keep the feature that changes from both authors have different colors? (If I go to tools / options / writer / changes and make a change there, the changes made by each author disappears and only insertions and deletions can be distinguished.)

http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/9669/how-to-change-my-color-for-track-changes/ seems to have the same question.

Any hint is appreciated.

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answered 2013-06-01 11:34:14 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

I filed an enhancement request fdo#65231.

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answered 2013-05-22 10:43:41 +0200

David gravatar image

I linked to a couple more "comment colour" questions in my comment font question.

Did you spot this reply from @manj_k in an earlier thread? Looks like it is not yet possible.

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@David - Thanks for answer and links. However the links are all concerned with the alt+ctrl+c-comments.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-05-22 11:03:35 +0200 )edit

@ROSt52 - isn't that the same part of the system? Sorry if I have misunderstood!

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-05-22 11:06:10 +0200 )edit

@David - I am not deep enough into the details of Writer to judge if the "ctr+alt+c comments" and the "record changes" are linked to each other. All I can see is that both don't have style elements. The question is where the font colors for the author and proof-readers are stored. Knowing this might give a chance to change the color set or only a single color. With our exchange up to here I hope that we trigger now one of or writer specialist to provide and answer and hopefully a solution.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-05-23 02:47:45 +0200 )edit
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answered 2013-06-01 14:11:58 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Maybe a workaround creating the file with a third user or first record a change with a third.

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@mariosv - Could you please explain this a bit more. I would give it a try.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-06-01 15:58:32 +0200 )edit

As we can not change the colours and you don not like the colour for the first editor, using a third editor for a first minor or invisible change, I think can make the unlike colour not for you.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2013-06-01 19:27:02 +0200 )edit

@mariosv - Thanks, I got you idea.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-06-02 04:38:51 +0200 )edit
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answered 2013-05-22 11:10:23 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

@David - Thanks for answer and links. However the links are all concerning the alt+ctrl+c-comments on the right side of the writer documents.

I would like to change the brownish color in below screenshot and still keep the functionality that I can distinguish between me and the other author.

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Ahhh! "A picture is worth a thousand words." :)

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-05-22 11:38:28 +0200 )edit

Question understood is already half of the answer. I am looking forward to the answer(s)

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-05-22 13:38:15 +0200 )edit

I'm really glad that Libre now supports tracked changes (it didn't when I used at first). However, I second the concern that the default colors are aesthetically displeasing, although I'm a lot more concerned the 2nd author defaults to a dark Navy Blue that's very difficult to see (esp. for flux users).

kelsi602 gravatar imagekelsi602 ( 2017-06-07 09:29:14 +0200 )edit

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