We will be migrating from Ask to Discourse on the first week of August, read the details here

Ask Your Question

Can I disable the 'accept all' changes feature? [closed]

asked 2016-05-31 14:23:24 +0200

updated 2020-08-13 20:32:14 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi everyone

I'm a freelance copy-editor, so I make extensive use of the Change Tracker facility before sending the typescripts back.

I'm skimming through a 500-page book, just accepting some basic changes myself, and every time I go to the list of changes, the ACCEPT ALL button is highlighted as the default option. Now, believe me, the very last thing I want to do after a week of working is to ACCEPT ALL changes by accident and have to start from scratch.

Is there any (simple) way of disabling the ACCEPT ALL option at my end? From my point of view, having it as the default setting is the worst possible option. I'm running the latest version of LibreOffice on Ubuntu 14.04.3.

In my opinion, it would be a really good idea to have REJECT as the default option. That way, you'd just go back one step and repeat yourself if the worst happened and you hit ENTER by mistake. If I'd written the software, I'd have arranged for ACCEPT ALL to be an option which you'd absolutely, definitely have to choose to click. This would be followed by a dialog box asking ARE YOU SURE? before the operation took place.

I don't care how Microsoft have arranged their buttons. I don't use MS Word, so I can't possibly comment on their menu options. All I'm saying is that you need the safest possible option as default, rather than the nuclear option. Is there any possibility that this revision could be incorporated into future releases?

edit retag flag offensive reopen merge delete

Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2020-08-08 18:48:16.082688

2 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2016-05-31 23:53:10 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Find in this page how to fill a request for enhancement.

What version of LibreOffice are you using?, for me with 5.1.3 (Win10) default button is [close]

edit flag offensive delete link more

answered 2016-06-03 11:42:31 +0200

Thanks for that, I'll submit the request later on. I'm running Version:; Build ID: 420m0(Build:2) on Ubuntu 14.10.03.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2016-05-31 14:23:24 +0200

Seen: 196 times

Last updated: Jun 03 '16