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Save a Writer file without comments or change history?

asked 2015-07-01 03:06:06 +0100

gneuner gravatar image

Is there any way to save a Writer file without comments or any history of changes? I want to be certain that clients can't see comments or any other (past) versions of the document. Thanks.

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answered 2015-07-01 16:42:11 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


I do not think it is possible to get what you seek in a single command. I would do it in 3 steps:

  1. Stop record changes: Edit Track Changes
  2. Edit Track Changes Manage Changes Accept All (or reject depending on your need)
  3. Comment menu: Delete All Comments


And, of course, Save as a new name if you want to keep the original document.


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answered 2015-07-01 12:53:35 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

This is from Writer Help:

Recording Changes

Not all changes are recorded. For example, the changing of a tab stop from align left to align right is not recorded. However, all usual changes made by a proofreader are recorded, such as additions, deletions, text alterations, and usual formatting.

(my emphasis)

I cannot discover any way to switch this function off. It seems that the b*stards have decided that it is on at all times.

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