[Libreoffice] Directions?

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Wed Nov 10 04:22:52 PST 2010

On 10/11/10 10:59, Andy Hearn wrote:
> Hello List,
> This is my first post.... following on somewhat from a previous message re
> being in a big town with no map :

lol :-)
> Apologies in advance if I should be posting this to another listing :)
> I'm a software engineer by day, have been for 12+ years  :-O , working with
> large projects involving hundreds of others, so I'm comfortable with complex
> codebases and strict version controls.
> But the project tree that is LibreOffice really takes the biscuit... (and a
> nice one too)
> My wife collaborates extensively with her peers on many academic papers, and
> they rely heavily on the Comments feature of MS Word.  This is stopping her
> from taking up OOo/LibO - the Notes functionality of Write doesn't seem to
> retain the formatting of her colleagues' annotations via MS Word, only to
> mess them up for everyone - this had cost her a good number of hours and
> even more strands of hair.

Something I miss (and I may well be well off base here :-) is the
"hidden text" stuff in WordPerfect, which I think comments is Word's
(useless as usual) equivalent of. If LO actually has hidden text, that's
great and ignore my ramblings. If not, please just bear it in mind. Get
back to me if you want to know more :-)

> I'm very keen to dive in and sort that out - but for the life of me I cannot
> find what converts Comments in a .doc file into Notes of Writer/Text, and
> obviously the vice versa too.  Can some kind soul here point me to the
> file(s) of relevance to start me off on my dry running, and whom should I be
> talking to to get changes in?  Thanks!
> And on a related note - as I begin to find my way around (hopefully!) - I'd
> like to start adding directions to a map of the code for others like me, but
> where/how/ideas?  Thanks again!


You can add section 4.2 for Writer if you like :-)

> Andy


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