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Bug 115645 - Should be able to permanently delete comments with track changes enabled.
Summary: Should be able to permanently delete comments with track changes enabled.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
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Blocks: Track-Changes
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Reported: 2018-02-12 09:49 UTC by Nick Bugs
Modified: 2020-04-26 11:50 UTC (History)
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Description Nick Bugs 2018-02-12 09:49:25 UTC
Hi,
Currently when deleting a comment, the comment remains visible but 'deleted' in tracked changes.
I think that deleting comments, even with track changes enabled, should fully delete the comment. Or, at least, this should be an option within settings.

Use case, which I believe applies for many others:
I use Writer as an editor, so regularly send edits back to contributors, with changes tracked.
That means I also often want to leave comments for contributors, as well as for myself, but normally want to clean these up before sending them back. However currently it is necessary to turn off track changes, delete the comment, then re-enable, in order to ensure the comment is not visible to my contributor.

Many thanks for all the hard work on LibreOffice!
Cheers,
Comment 1 Timur 2018-02-12 17:00:25 UTC
"deleting comments, even with track changes enabled, should fully delete the comment" is WontFix because it's contrary to Track Changes. Similar option doesn't exist AFAIK, so I wouldn't go that way. 

But what you ask could be achieved otherwise. 
Comment knows when it's deleted, there's no "Delete" on it's menu. 
So we could instead (just on tracked deleted comments) add menu item "Remove All Deleted Comments". 
Since this command just replaces 3 clicks with turning on/off Track Changes, I'll set to Low Enhancement.