We have a large master odm document. Each chapter of the document is a linked file. We uses track changes to edit each chapter and submit the modifications to several committees.
I could not find a way to have the linked files changes shown in the master document.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a master document
2. Link an external file
3. Set track changes in the external file and in the master document
4. Show the changes both in the external file and in the master document
5. The master document does not show the tracked changes of the external file
The master document does not show the tracked changes of the external file
The master document should show the tracked changes of the external file
User Profile Reset: Yes
OpenGL enabled: Yes
This is rather important for our project. We are ready to finance any development.
Created attachment 146302 [details]
Test case, very simple master document
Created attachment 146303 [details]
Test case, very simple linked file
Confirmed that this is indeed the behavior currently (from AOO 4.1.6 -> LO 6.2Aphla) .
Changed to enhancement request and added keywords for dev and UX evaluation, and set to new.
Thank you Drew for triaging it.
needsUXEval needs CC ux-advise
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #5)
> needsUXEval needs CC ux-advise
OK, I'll try to remember that.
So anyway, I was thinking that a tree view would be a good way to display this type of sub-document change tracking. It would require quite the rework of the manage changes UI however.
In my opinion, just *showing* the changes of the linked files in the master document would be enough as a start.
When using a master document, the linked files are often (and reasonably) read-only.
The change tracking (accept/refuse) can be done by opening each linked file, as already allowed by the current UI.
(This would also be much faster to implement, before an hypothetical full rework of the feature)
Would be also my expectation. The linked documents could combine in the master and TC should work as it was one file. There might be the idea to have different TC comment colors per document but color is reserved to the authors.
Would understand the issue as a bug not an enhancement that needs UX.
I'm with Emanuele in comment 7. Linked files are not supposed to be edited directly but only if you edit them (separately or from the master document's Navigator).
Changing changes directly in the master document would require a change of the whole master document concept. This is too much for this enhancement request and will not be done in a foreseeable future.
this bug is preventing us to assemble a full document while showing the tracked changes. We need the full document together, otherwise the references are all broken.
May I kindly ask if anybody is working on that?
How can I facilitate a solution to this issue?
How could I circumvent the problem in the meantime?
Thank you in advance,
(In reply to Emanuele Gissi from comment #10)
> May I kindly ask if anybody is working on that?
We can raise the importance, not more. The most experienced developer in the area of TC is CC'ed and working on the code. No idea if he is aware of this issue.
Adding László Németh as he has been working with track changes recently...
Any good news?
Fixing this bug is very important to me.