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COULD it be possible? To record date-time and duration of writing-sessions, working hours that you've spent working on a document...? [closed]

asked 2016-05-20 11:55:16 +0200

jepe gravatar image

updated 2021-05-28 22:25:54 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Imagine that you're working on something for a longer period. A study, a book, whatever. Now you can ONLY see when you finished work last night, for example... but even this you can only see until you next hit CRTL+S :) cause then the "last modified" date would be overwritten ...


There could be, however, in Writer (and other applications, too, but first PLZ in Writer :) ) a detailed record of working sessions. That is, you could see how much you've worked the day before, for example... you could see all your working sessions !!! and your sum amount of time you've spent writing that piece.

it'd be SO GREAT!!!!!

then we could see the ACTUAL "total editing time" :)

further on:

and the same could be possible for PROJECTS, too :) in something like "a master document" (but it'd be a new thing, a project organizer, for example, a very simplistic thing) you could link all documents that belong to a project... and in this "project-organizer-master-document" you could see all LINKED document's working session properties :) :)

please consider :) :) I wouldn't be asking if I thought that it was only helpful for me :) :)

Peter Josvai

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answered 2016-05-20 19:00:56 +0200

LKeithJordan gravatar image

Part of what I do for a living is technical writing and editing. When I work on a project, I use a workbook and several spreadsheets to manage my time and various statistics concerning the product.

The original workbook was developed in Excel, but I have now migrated to and am using a LibreOffice Calc edition. As I work on a controlled project, I login to the appropriate spreadsheet in the workbook. When I stop, I log out.

I developed this approach and refined it based on my specific needs. The approach is quite flexible and I have been using it for years. I recommend you develop a similar approach, based on your individual needs.

You might also search the web for document management systems. If, on the other hand, you would like to try my approach, it is available on my website as a subscription.

I certainly don't want to be perceived as spamming this board. To help ensure I don't violate any forum etiquette, I will only include the location of the webpage if you ask.

Whether you try my approach or develop your own, I hope you find your best solution.

Please click the check mark next to the response you believe best answers your question.

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answered 2016-05-20 13:16:05 +0200

Lupp gravatar image
  1. I doubt many users are eager to deliver all this information to anybody getting access to the file.
    We would also need a tool to encrypt the information and to protect it.

  2. Developers dont' filter this site for feature requests.
    The appropriate location is: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/

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