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Compatibility with MS Word comments feature

Postby Legeica » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:39 am

Hi there, I've recently been hired on as an editor with a small press, however we are having issues with my being able to see the MS Word comment balloons (track changes) in Open Office. Can anyone give me a hand with figuring this out? I would be extremely grateful :)

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Re: Compatibility with MS Word comments feature

Postby foxcole » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:10 pm

Legeica wrote:I've recently been hired on as an editor with a small press

Congratulations! My fondest wish is to become a full-time freelance editor. I wish you all the best in your new position and hope you find it fulfilling and enjoyable.

Legeica wrote:however we are having issues with my being able to see the MS Word comment balloons (track changes) in Open Office.

Those translate into Notes in OpenOffice. The notes are hard to see because they're small pale-yellow boxes in the text; however, they're easy to find using the Navigator. Expand the Notes category tree. Here, you can preview each note as a tool tip and double-click on a note to go to its location in the text.

For future reference, OOo 3.0 is slated to have a vastly improved version of Notes. :) User "parmruss" in another forum provided this link, where you can see screenshots of mock-ups and read the design details:
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Notes2#Status
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Re: Compatibility with MS Word comments feature

Postby Legeica » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:37 am

Thank you! I am able to see the comments now. I can see the yellow box that denotes comments made with OO, but I was unable to see the comments made in Word and sent back to me. I can see them using the navigator, though. Good to know that there's going to be a new system with OO3, as this is rather clunky and I wouldn't want to have to keep using it forever, that's for sure.
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Re: Compatibility with MS Word comments feature

Postby AndrewZ » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:04 pm

The OOo 3.0 alpha is ready now. It contains the new notes feature. Please test and report any bugs.

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Re: Compatibility with MS Word comments feature

Postby Caracalla » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:37 pm

AndrewZ wrote:The OOo 3.0 alpha is ready now. It contains the new notes feature. Please test and report any bugs.

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Very nice overview, thanks for that :D
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