Bug 151824 - Mysterious font colours in track changes
Summary: Mysterious font colours in track changes
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 149388
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-10-30 10:14 UTC by philevedoug
Modified: 2024-05-24 02:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Example of different colours being used arbitrarily. (128.74 KB, image/png)
2022-10-30 22:02 UTC, philevedoug

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Description philevedoug 2022-10-30 10:14:10 UTC
I choose to set the track changes colours to red for deletions (crossed out) and blue for additions (underlined). It makes it clearer. It is an option I have chosen since way back.
Recently I have been getting some of the text which I delete appearing in green (double crossed out) and the text which I add in green too (double underlined). This is confusing.
Please can someone help my understand what is happening.
Attached is a pscreen grab of the mess I am getting.

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 30(Build:2)
CPU threads: 6; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.3.6-0ubuntu0.22.04.2
Calc: threaded

Steps to Reproduce:
1. turn track changes on
2. delete and add text
3. also cut and paste text

Actual Results:
the text colour is sometimes green and double underlined when added,  and sometimes green and doubled crossed out, as opposed to the colours required in 'Option',

Expected Results:
Deleted text is red and crossed out, added text in blue and underlined (as in the options)

Reproducible: Sometimes

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
ajlittoz commented when I posted this on Ask LibreOffice:
Recently, Track Changes introduced a new “hint mode” where Writer tries to guess if words or groups of words have been moved (dragged from one location to another one). It highlights such sequences in a specific (presently) non-user controllable way. This might be what you’re experiencing.
In your case, if I’m right, you replaced “for example” with a long sequence ending in “which she”. One line down, you suppressed “which she”. The heuristic decided it is a move operation. As you can, the algorithm is not perfect.

I can't work out when the green text comes and when it works as it should. My problem would be solved it I could turn off the 'Hint Mode'
Comment 1 philevedoug 2022-10-30 22:02:43 UTC
Created attachment 183348 [details]
Example of different colours being used arbitrarily.

Various green or blue and green changes made by adding or deleting text. NO pattern is observed with cutting and pasting or typing and deleting.
Comment 2 Dieter 2022-11-15 07:17:47 UTC
Thank you for reporting the bug. Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ? I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2023-05-16 03:18:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2023-06-16 03:14:00 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2024-05-24 02:18:15 UTC
Should be resolved by the fix for bug 149388, since LO 7.5.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 149388 ***