[Solved] Permanently change text colour

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[Solved] Permanently change text colour

Postby zafnat » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:24 am

Hi, Please help, I really want to do this editing and ghost writing over my friends work for him but I'm having to pre select a different colour or highlight and change every time they can see what changes I make. Its a right BALL-ACHE!!! Can't I "fix" the colour I choose? Seems such a simple thing to do. I remember trying to find this option about 10 years ago to avail. Fingers crossed, Praying there is an answer, thanking you in advance xx
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Re: ?permanently change text colour

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:27 am

Try turning on /Edit /Changes /Record and /Edit /Changes /Show.
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Re: Permanently change text colour

Postby zafnat » Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:10 pm

Ah interesting thank you. I have a sneaky feeling the other user will not see them though; when the point is that he does :(
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Re: Permanently change text colour

Postby Villeroy » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:55 pm

Tools>Options... Writer>Changes
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Re: Permanently change text colour

Postby keme » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:56 pm

zafnat wrote:Ah interesting thank you. I have a sneaky feeling the other user will not see them though; when the point is that he does :(

Those settings are saved with the document, so when receiving the edits your friend should see the same as what you see when saving. (The color for edits may be different, but distinctive.)

Also, instead of formatting your edits again, the way to accept or reject suggested changes is by way of right clicking each change. Can also be done from a dialog found in the edit - changes menu.
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Re: Permanently change text colour

Postby zafnat » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:44 am

Villeroy - YESSSS!!! this is what I am talking about ;) Keme I think that's going to useful at his end hopefully - Thank you all, both the record changes and having set the author to underline in magenta. We are in business! So happy. Thank you all so much, BIG SMILES
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Re: [Solved] Permanently change text colour

Postby zafnat » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:58 am

yes solved, thanks goodness this editing job is now so much easier, You guys are the best xx
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