Bug 152391 - VIEWING, CONFIGURATION: No possibility to customize or disable the display of the new Moved track changes
Summary: VIEWING, CONFIGURATION: No possibility to customize or disable the display of...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/no-poss...
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Blocks: Options-Dialog-Writer
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Reported: 2022-12-06 10:23 UTC by Daniel T.
Modified: 2024-03-20 00:07 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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screenshot moved track changes with customization settings (144.72 KB, image/png)
2022-12-06 10:23 UTC, Daniel T.

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Description Daniel T. 2022-12-06 10:23:41 UTC
Created attachment 184015 [details]
screenshot moved track changes with customization settings

I recently upgraded to Libreoffice 7 and have noticed an additional markup in the Record Track Changes called Moved.

The moved text is bright green, with an additional double underline of the Moved (insertion) and a double strikethrough of the Moved (Deletion). However, I do not see the possibility to modify/customize the way the moved text is displayed in the usual settings (Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Changes).

Neither there is a possibility disable the tracking of moves.
Comment 1 Daniel T. 2022-12-06 11:13:55 UTC
The feature was implemented in 7.3: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/7.3#Other_improvements_in_track_changes

The discussion with another user complaining about this: https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/track-changes-mysterious-colours/83482
Comment 2 Dieter 2022-12-16 18:00:08 UTC
I confirm, that option is missing

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 1048a8393ae2eeec98dff31b5c133c5f1d08b890
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: CL

László, you've implemented the move feature. Is it possible for you to add customisation?
Comment 3 robert.funnell 2024-03-20 00:07:14 UTC
This problem persists in version
Sometimes the tracking of moves is very useful, but it is also often a nuisance.
Sometimes trivial things are flagged as moves, as when deleting common words like 'due to' and then later adding an unrelated occurrence of those words somewhere else.
When revising a sentence, it is not very important to show that a few words have been moved, especially when a word is modified (e.g., 'suspect something' -> 'suspicion of something') and only part of the word is flagged as having been moved and the rest is shown as having been added.
I think it would be valuable to be able to customize the settings for this new feature, but even more important to be able to turn it on and off.