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?