Remove redline markings and strikeout text

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Remove redline markings and strikeout text

The title refers to a WordPerfect function that has existed since, I
believe, the DOS days. I could apply the "redline" font attribute on
text I added to an article, then apply the "strikeout" attribute on text
I didn't want in the article. After that, I could save the article,
save a copy under a new filename, and then run the aptly-named function
on one of the copies to generate a clean copy with my edits.

Does a similar function exist in Writer? It doesn't have to be those
two attributes, but anything that would highlight the "should I stay?"
and "should I go?" parts of the article and then easily generate a
clean copy would be very helpful.

Extra adulation if the markup attributes can be saved to .docx,
which my main publisher uses exclusively.

Thanks!

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Re: Remove redline markings and strikeout text

At 23:55 06/01/2018 -0500, Eddie Jonly wrote:
>I could apply the "redline" font attribute on text I added to an
>article, then apply the "strikeout" attribute on text I didn't want
>in the article. After that, I could save the article, save a copy
>under a new filename, and then run the aptly-named function on one
>of the copies to generate a clean copy with my edits. Does a similar
>function exist in Writer?

Yup. See "Tracking changes to a document" in Chapter 3 of the Writer
Guide. To toggle on the facility, go to Edit | Changes > | Record.

>It doesn't have to be those two attributes, ...

You will see what the default markings are; to change these, go to
Tools | Options... | LibreOffice Writer | Changes. See Chapter 2 of
the Writer Guide.

>... but anything that would highlight the "should I stay?" and
>"should I go?" parts of the article and then easily generate a clean
>copy would be very helpful.

You can right-click any change in the text individually and choose
Accept Change or Reject Change. Alternatively go to Edit | Changes >
| Accept or Reject...; here you can accept or reject changes
individually, piecemeal, or globally.

>Extra adulation if the markup attributes can be saved to .docx,
>which my main publisher uses exclusively.

I think you will find that is so - but sucking and seeing it is
always best: experiment and send a trial document to your
correspondent. But anyway, I don't see that you need this: surely you
will keep your text documents in LibreOffice's native .odt format
whilst you are editing and save a .docx version only of your clean
copy after you have accepted all changes? If you want your
correspondent to see the changes, another way might be to export a
copy as PDF before accepting the changes.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker


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