Issue 61570 - Add "Hidden" as attribute for Changes tracking display
Summary: Add "Hidden" as attribute for Changes tracking display
Status: CONFIRMED
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2006-02-03 13:20 UTC by jbfree
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
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Description jbfree 2006-02-03 13:20:43 UTC
When tracking and showing (Edit -> Changes -> Show enabled) changes in Writer,
it is not possible to hide the deleted (or added) parts. Could this feature be
added?

I'm doing this all the time with MS Office as it's very useful to print a
version with change bars only (and possibly a specific color/style for
additions) but without the removed items. The resulting document is very
readable and useful whereas having also the removed parts too often result in a
very cluttered document.
Being able to only view the deletions (= previous version, with removed parts in
a different style) may be useful but to be frank I've never used it.

This could be achieved by adding a "hidden" attribute in the Changes options
dialog (Tools -> Options, the OpenOffice.org Writer -> Changes) for deletions
and insertions. The MS Office way is to interpret "No attribute" for deletion as
"hidden", but it's not very logical IMHO. Still ok for my use thought I you
prefer it.

Thanks for considering this enhancement.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-02-03 13:32:03 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 ibormuth 2009-12-22 23:31:46 UTC
> Being able to only view the deletions [...] may be useful 
> but to be frank I've never used it.

I used it several times to print out two versions of a manuscript (one with
deletions in red, the other with insertions in green) for discussion.
It would be extremely cool to have those two versions side by side in a vertical
split screen.