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How do I change the default font color in Track Changes?

asked 2016-10-07 00:03:46 +0100

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updated 2016-10-07 23:08:46 +0100

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The default color for changes made in Track Changes is a light gold color that appears to have been deliberately chosen to ensure it is not visible on screen.

How do I change that default color to something that a human can actually read on a screen?

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pls change defaul to default (spelling).

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2016-10-07 23:01:39 +0100 )edit

OK corrected spelling in title.

mark_t gravatar imagemark_t ( 2016-10-07 23:09:57 +0100 )edit

I have the same question, but actually the answer below does not solve the problem. I would like to use the colour "by author" still but have a default colour for the first author (myself) not this unreadable 'light gold' or what it might be. So I am looking for a possibility to change this one default colour myself or ask the developer to change this in the next version.

RonnyC gravatar imageRonnyC ( 2016-10-11 10:11:51 +0100 )edit

It would be nice to have a menu to change the tracking colour for the first, second, third ... author myself. Maybe one could handle colours for specific authors (identified by name and than in the changes even have the same colour in all edited documents).

RonnyC gravatar imageRonnyC ( 2016-10-11 10:17:43 +0100 )edit

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answered 2016-10-07 18:07:32 +0100

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updated 2016-10-07 18:26:08 +0100

Under the menu "Tools", "Options", expand "LibreOffice Writer", select "Changes" and then you can choose the colors for each type of change.

Try the Reset button first to set defaults.

Edited as it seems the default is "By Author" which also gives me a light gold color for changes, works better for me by simply setting a color.

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This is not the question. I would like to use the colour "by author" still but have a default colour for the first author (myself) not this unreadable 'light gold' or what it might be. So I am looking for a possibility to change this one default colour myself or ask the developer to change this in the next version.

RonnyC gravatar imageRonnyC ( 2016-10-11 10:10:06 +0100 )edit
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answered 2016-10-11 10:31:05 +0100

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According to the bugreport this option is requested for since 2010 and no solution in sight till today. At the end of the page ( bfoman (inactive) 2014-01-15 17:01:58 UTC ) it is said, that this feature is 'hard coded'. Still in the 2014 version. Unfortunately it is assigned only to "medium enhancement", which I am not agree with. This feature would be a "major enhancement".

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answered 2016-10-08 07:30:06 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image

Hi

You can set a color with ToolsOptionsWriterChangesColor but in this case each person changing the document will use the same color.

The default setting has the disadvantage of not being able to choose the color but its great advantage is to automatically assign a different color to each reviewer of the document. This is something to consider in your decision.

Regards

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This changes the colours for all comments of the same type (e.g. Insertion, Deletion ...) but removes the fabulous "by author" colouring. Thus the problem is solved only halfway.

RonnyC gravatar imageRonnyC ( 2016-10-11 10:14:43 +0100 )edit
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