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Colour font change for editing

asked 2016-05-28 21:33:33 +0200

westaway gravatar image

Hi there, I am trying to edit a document and use a different colour font for the changes but when I navigate between text boxes etc it automatically changes back to black, my other option under defaults seems to change everything to that colour which is useless to me. How do I set the colour for changes only as I edit?

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answered 2018-10-03 01:46:38 +0200

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To add some details to the answer above, to change the color of the edits you are tracking, use Tools --> Options --> LibreOffice Writer --> Changes.

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answered 2016-05-28 22:29:12 +0200

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Turn on Edit->Track Changes->Record Changes (also Ctl-Shift-E). Edit->Track Changes->Show Changes is a toggle to show changes. The colors can be controlled on Tools->Options. Then under LibreOffice Writer in left column, select Changes and select what you want on the right.

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Still no good does not seem to work.

westaway gravatar imagewestaway ( 2016-05-28 23:10:20 +0200 )edit

As soon as I skip between text boxes or to different parts of the document it switches back to black just as before, anyone else have a solution for this?

westaway gravatar imagewestaway ( 2016-05-28 23:18:26 +0200 )edit

Using LO v5.1.3.2 I don't experience that problem. Changes remain no matter where I go in the document or into & out or around test boxes. What LO version are you using? Is this a vanilla document or are you using a template? Any macros? Default styles?

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2016-05-29 01:29:43 +0200 )edit

I had to look up what a vanilla and macro were online, still not clear! I am not up on tech stuff I normally work outside and have a injury that means I cannot do my job. I have been given audits to update and tranfered them from word as I only have Libre - (I have the latest version on windows 7). I have been through those steps multiple times and nothing, I only seem to be able to change the font colour for everything in libre, if I go to changes on writer it does nothing

westaway gravatar imagewestaway ( 2016-05-29 11:50:41 +0200 )edit

Vanilla is simply something plain - nothing added. For example - start a new document in Writer with all defaults used. Macros are code which may alter procedures behind the scenes. As far as LO, v5.0.x & v5.1.x both can be considered 'the latest version' but there are differences which is why it is asked. Now it sounds like you are using a .docx file from MS Word (not exactly vanilla) is that correct? If so, have you saved it as a LO .odt file and working with that?

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2016-05-29 16:37:56 +0200 )edit

Yes it is a odt file transfered from MS word

westaway gravatar imagewestaway ( 2016-05-29 17:08:44 +0200 )edit

Have now tried to reproduce you situation using LO v5.0.6.3 and v5.1.3.2 with a .docx (MS 2007) file directly & as .odt and no problems on a Linux system. Faint chance this is a problem in the Windows version of LO. Possible something else in the document doing this. You might try starting a new blank document & see if the problem persists. There is one other choice - reset the user profile. For instructions click here.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2016-05-29 20:35:36 +0200 )edit

Never resolved this one unfortunately.

westaway gravatar imagewestaway ( 2016-06-14 00:32:21 +0200 )edit

Did you try with new blank document and/or reset user profile as mentioned in previous comment?

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2016-06-14 00:51:37 +0200 )edit
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