Track Changes/Comments

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lynneconnolly
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Track Changes/Comments

Post by lynneconnolly »

I would love to have this feature in Atlantis, but I have no idea what would be involved in doing it.
I have to use it, it's industry standard, but they don't show in Atlantis at all when my editor sends work to me. And when I edit my own work, prior to sending it in, I use Comments to note what needs doing.
I've got around it by downloading and installing Libre Office, which handles it nicely, but I wondered if it was on the list of features to add?
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Yes, it is on the "to do" list.
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I see it's been to-do for about ten years now... any idea when it'll arrive?

I know for a fact track changes and comments work in RTF format documents, because that's the format I work in as an editor.
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Reziac wrote:I see it's been to-do for about ten years now... any idea when it'll arrive?

I know for a fact track changes and comments work in RTF format documents, because that's the format I work in as an editor.
... and I am very tired of the formatting bugs that LibreOffice introduces into documents. Just had to redo 20 pages of editing because LO mangled a tag (probably because it insists on inserting piles of print layout tags, what a mess), consequently it applied strikeout to everything, and I couldn't find the error in the raw file. (Not for the first time, but usually I can hand-edit the unclosed tag and fix it.)

Yes, this makes me mutter to myself, why do you ask? :)
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Any news about Track Changes and Comments?

Post by lynneconnolly »

I just want Track Changes, but there's been no sign of it yet. It must be very hard to implement. I still love AWP and tell people how great it is, but there's still no sign of Track Changes, which is essential for authors, so a lot of people are put off by this.
And yes, does Libre Office ever mangle things! And its capitalisation feature just doesn't work, because they use strict protocol.
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Adding this feature is among our priorities.
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