As a fiction writer, I currently must use Microsoft Word on the Mac to exchange documents with editors, because Track Changes and commenting features are a necessity.
In Microsoft Word, an editor can mark a section of text and add a comment like, "This is redundant. Recommend deletion." When I click on the highlighted range, I see the comment and can make my decision accordingly. In LibreOffice, it appears that comments always have zero length. If I were to open my editor's document and encounter "This is redundant. Recommend deletion," I would have to guess at which range of text she meant to point out. We've all heard smarmy people say, "You need to add feature X or I won't use your stupid program." That's not where I'm coming from. But I do feel that the lack of comment ranges which appear as highlighted text in the document is a serious deficiency that will hinder LibreOffice's adoption by people who work with editors and publishers. This is a great shame because the tracking and commenting features otherwise work much better in LibreOffice than in Word. I cannot express how much I hate Word for all the bugs in its commenting features -- bugs which have existed and gone unaddressed through at least three versions now. Truly, I beg you to add comment ranges in LibreOffice so I can stop using Word altogether for writing. . PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION: The information contained in this electronic transmission, and any documents attached hereto, may contain confidential information that is legally privileged and confidential. The information is intended only for the use of the recipient(s) named above. If you have received this electronic message in error, please notify the sender and delete the electronic message. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of the information received in error is strictly prohibited. -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/discuss/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted