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Bug 117226 - Introduce formatting of "Lines Changed" in Writer change tracking (VIEWING, PRINTING, PDF)
Summary: Introduce formatting of "Lines Changed" in Writer change tracking (VIEWING, P...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Track-Changes
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Reported: 2018-04-25 09:46 UTC by A.Holtsmark
Modified: 2020-06-02 11:47 UTC (History)
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Description A.Holtsmark 2018-04-25 09:46:18 UTC
Some documents, like regularly updated manuals, require updated documents to be published with "lines changed" marked to the side of the text. Currently, Writer only allows the line color to be changed, but not line thickness or style. Exporting to pdf results in "Lines Changed" lines that are so thin that they are almost invisible. Expanding the menu "Options - Libre Office - Writer" to include a setting of line thickness would alleviate this issue. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1: Create new document
2: Enable track changes
3: In menu "Options - Libre Office - Writer"; Verify that "Lines Changed" is enabled
4: Write something
5: Save document to PDF
6: Print document

Actual Results:  
"Lines changed" in pdf and printed document are almost invisible

Expected Results:
"Lines changed" in pdf and printed document should have the option of having a line thickness that is hard to miss when reading the document

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0
Comment 1 Dieter 2018-04-25 17:12:16 UTC
I don't think, that the are almost unvisible, but it would be more comfortable, if there is a thicker line width => set to NEW but also let's ask design team.
Comment 2 A.Holtsmark 2018-04-25 19:08:39 UTC
Thank you for setting to new.
I am maintaining a flight manual where we have exactly the problem described.
Both printed and digital versions suffer from this issue and I have had our national aviation authority give us the feedback that the lines are too thin, so it is not only me :)
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2018-04-28 10:28:54 UTC
Would have been opposed to such an option as the hairline is easy to recognize for me. But with all the evidence from the OP we should do it. Though perhaps not with a full linestyle but three predefined thicknesses, or so.
Comment 4 A.Holtsmark 2020-06-02 11:47:55 UTC
Any chance of doing something about the line-width?
The problem persists on our side.
Thanks in advance