What to do about Word's track changes feature?

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by rmark » 2011-02-23 17:17:59

Jester writes:
I want Track Changes for Nisus, please.
Indeed we (figuratively) hear you loud and clear.
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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by Jester » 2011-02-27 16:12:23

rmark wrote:Jester writes:
I want Track Changes for Nisus, please.
Indeed we (figuratively) hear you loud and clear.
Thank you very much!

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by threestain » 2011-02-28 16:19:50

rmark wrote:Jester writes:
I want Track Changes for Nisus, please.
Indeed we (figuratively) hear you loud and clear.
yay! :)

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by InspiredWriter » 2011-03-04 23:43:08

Well, since this ancient thread has been revived… I'll put my hand up too and say it'd be great to see change tracking in NWP.
That's one feature that for now will ensure I continue to have Word installed and in use for all my writing (which has to be edited, and my editor is on Windows, with Word).

I presently use Word 2011 and it's relatively nice. I prefer it to the Windows versions. Although most cocoa apps look nice compared to Windows stuff. :)

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by zwick_genetics » 2011-03-05 05:11:22

I totally agree about track changes. I have already switched my lab to Nisus, but having a robust track changes would provide a foundation for taking over the rest of the department with Nisus!

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by Jester » 2011-03-10 09:21:27

InspiredWriter wrote:Well, since this ancient thread has been revived… I'll put my hand up too and say it'd be great to see change tracking in NWP.
That's one feature that for now will ensure I continue to have Word installed and in use for all my writing (which has to be edited, and my editor is on Windows, with Word).

I presently use Word 2011 and it's relatively nice. I prefer it to the Windows versions. Although most cocoa apps look nice compared to Windows stuff. :)
Yeah, I was quite surprised that Word 2011 actually works, since the previous versions were really, really awful. I always use Nisus for Writing, but when I get documents from other people I'd normally use Word; however, I've noticed that Nisus is more compatible with those horrible .doc(x) documents.

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by michiganuser19 » 2011-03-13 18:04:16

If I've used NWP to open a file that was saved in MS Word with "track changes" activated, it shows with redline through the deleted text, as previous postings have noted. Is there a quick way to hide these changes (i.e. to accept them all, and display only the unmarked, fresh, revised text)?

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by martin » 2011-03-14 10:01:10

There's no way to hide them, but you could easily delete them all:

1. Select any piece of text that has been marked as deleted (has that red/strikethrough character style applied).
2. Use the menu Format > Character Style > Select All Style.
3. Press the Delete key.

Hope that helps.

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by threestain » 2011-05-11 02:51:16

any hint of movement here?

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by belgianreader » 2011-05-11 06:57:08

threestain wrote:any hint of movement here?
If you've signed up for the newsletter, you'll see that there is indeed!

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by threestain » 2011-05-11 07:48:48

touche!

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Re: What to do about Word's track changes feature?

Post by martin » 2011-05-20 15:49:47

Yes indeed, in case anyone still doesn't know: version 2 is out now and includes track changes.

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