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Reviewing features and Tracking changes

M.K.A. Monster
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Does openoffice contain any Reviewing features? Just like MS Office has? So that someone can read the document, and add some comments.
And what about the possibility for Tracking changes. So that you can work an a document with more than one person. Someone thinks a title is wrong or something else, you can see who thought this, and what was his recommendation. And you accept this recommendation or reject it.
Those features are realy nice ones in MS Office. I hope OOo has something comparable.
Regards,
Mark Monster
Solveig Laura Haugland
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Ooo has really nice tracking features. You can turn tracking on or off, and set up how your changes will appear: underlined, red, etc.
You can also compare documents pretty easily, and you can accept or reject change by change.
And you can save different versions of a document, and revert.
And people can just insert notes, too, which you can choose to print at the bottom of each page or at the end. (Or only at the end, for Calc.) Your name or initials, whatever's set up in tools > options, are included with each note.
Yeah, the features are pretty nice.
Solveig
Originally posted by M.K.A. Monster:
Does openoffice contain any Reviewing features? Just like MS Office has? So that someone can read the document, and add some comments.
And what about the possibility for Tracking changes. So that you can work an a document with more than one person. Someone thinks a title is wrong or something else, you can see who thought this, and what was his recommendation. And you accept this recommendation or reject it.
Those features are realy nice ones in MS Office. I hope OOo has something comparable.
Regards,
Mark Monster


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M.K.A. Monster
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Hey thanks,
I don't know any other options I would want in my Office suite for now. I think I'm almost talken into the OOo world.
Regards,
Mark Monster
Solveig Laura Haugland
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Cool. It's a pretty low risk thing anyway, ;> esp if you have a broadband connection. Though of course you can get a CD pretty cheap, in my book or from amazon or ebay.
I was just putting together my dating book (see Meaningless Drivel from a couple months ago) and am designing the cover using Draw. I was in Photoshop but got frustrated, and I find Illustrator difficult (well, I've never gotten a book or taken a class or tried that hard ;> ) so I just do everything in Draw. It's really dandy. Vertical text, precise positioning, and just easy. Just one or two tricky issues with clicking but not much.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy using OOo!
Solveig

Originally posted by M.K.A. Monster:
Hey thanks,
I don't know any other options I would want in my Office suite for now. I think I'm almost talken into the OOo world.
Regards,
Mark Monster
M.K.A. Monster
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Very nice, but I don't think that comparing Draw with Photoshop is really nice. It depends off-course on what part of Photoshop you're using. But when you design for example a website in Photoshop it will be easy to export it to html. I don't think that this can be done in Draw. I don't think it was built for that reason.
It's a pity I don't have a fast broadband connection. But offcourse I will not only need the program I also need a book, because I'm used to MS Office and have a lot to learn about OOo.
Regards,
Mark Monster
Originally posted by Solveig Laura Haugland:
Cool. It's a pretty low risk thing anyway, ;> esp if you have a broadband connection. Though of course you can get a CD pretty cheap, in my book or from amazon or ebay.
I was just putting together my dating book (see Meaningless Drivel from a couple months ago) and am designing the cover using Draw. I was in Photoshop but got frustrated, and I find Illustrator difficult (well, I've never gotten a book or taken a class or tried that hard ;> ) so I just do everything in Draw. It's really dandy. Vertical text, precise positioning, and just easy. Just one or two tricky issues with clicking but not much.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy using OOo!
Solveig

Solveig Laura Haugland
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Oh, I'm not comparing Draw with Photoshop, should have clarified that. Photoshop really wasn't the right tool for the job, it should have been Illustrator. But I haven't really learned Illustrator yet and have been kerflummoxed when I've tried to do stuff with it, whereas Draw is a simpler program so more approachable for someone who's not a turbo graphic artist.
Draw has only the most marginal of photo editing capabilities, and of course Photoshop is what you need for that kind of stuff, esp creating graphics for web sites.
In the project I was doing, I had a lot of text and chunks of things I needed to move around, and had already created the one photo being used. So at that point I was Ready for Vector and had to do a little too much layer changing etc. in Photoshop.
Photoshop's great, Illustrator's great, Draw is easy and cooler than people know. That's all. ;>
Solveig

Originally posted by M.K.A. Monster:
Very nice, but I don't think that comparing Draw with Photoshop is really nice. It depends off-course on what part of Photoshop you're using. But when you design for example a website in Photoshop it will be easy to export it to html. I don't think that this can be done in Draw. I don't think it was built for that reason.
It's a pity I don't have a fast broadband connection. But offcourse I will not only need the program I also need a book, because I'm used to MS Office and have a lot to learn about OOo.
Regards,
Mark Monster
 
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