Tracked changes problem

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pauld
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Tracked changes problem

Post by pauld » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:20 pm

I'm continuing to test SoftMaker Office as I'd like it to replace MS Office. Since my clients use MS Office, I need to be able to interchange documents as seamlessly as possible.

So far, it's working well but I've hit a snag. If I create a document in MS Word and then turn on Track Changes, additions appear in green underlined and deletions appear as strikethrough in red.

If I then save this as a docx file and then open it in TextMaker 2018, all changes are in red. (I even tested this with a document provided by a client and all the text was red, even the unchanged text.)

Is there a way around this?

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Re: Tracked changes problem

Post by miguel-c » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:19 pm

You can change the track changes colors under REVIEW | Changes
track changes.PNG

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Re: Tracked changes problem

Post by martin-k » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:21 pm

Let me add this: If you choose "Color: by author", the colors are not stored in the document. Word and TextMaker simply assign the colors in round-robin fashion, and they use different colors only for display.
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Re: Tracked changes problem

Post by miguel-c » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:31 pm

Also, although TextMaker allows the user to configure the colors, I've just forwarded the issue to the product manager so we try to use the same colors are Word by default.

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Re: Tracked changes problem

Post by pauld » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:38 pm

Brilliant. Thanks, Miguel!

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