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Bug 32699 - [UI] Icons for "Record Changes" (Track Changes) Toolbar Buttons missing
Summary: [UI] Icons for "Record Changes" (Track Changes) Toolbar Buttons missing
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: target:4.4.0
Depends on:
Blocks: Track-Changes
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Reported: 2010-12-28 05:44 UTC by etrex
Modified: 2014-09-24 09:16 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Toolbar without change tracking icons (17.11 KB, image/png)
2010-12-28 05:44 UTC, etrex

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Description etrex 2010-12-28 05:44:45 UTC
Created attachment 41486 [details]
Toolbar without change tracking icons

The tools from the Writer menu Edit/Changes/ Record, Accept or Reject, Comment
etc. lack icons, so when one puts them on the toolbar, it becomes bloated with
lots of text instead of icons.

Please include an icon, as for the rest of the toolbar items.

It would be also nice, to have the toolbar expanded, when change management is
activated, so the user doesn't have to manually populate the toolbar with each
and every tool. It should behave like other word processors.

Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:34:37 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:

more detail on this bulk operation:
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-23 02:11:36 UTC
in 3.6.0 master icon not found. Change status to New.
Comment 3 Roman Eisele 2012-05-07 09:55:45 UTC
This is (at least at the surface) a Writer UI issue, therefore changed the 'Component' field accordingly and improved the summary a bit.
Comment 4 Michiel Wittkampf 2012-06-27 05:27:45 UTC
This would be my suggestion:

Feature suggestion: make a toolbar default available in OpenOffice for recording, accepting and rejecting changes. And make it easily accessible by for example a 'record changes' button on the the 'standard' toolbar.

The 'changes' functions are frequently used in office work / collaboration. For an efficient workflow they should be easily accessible. Now the are (default) only accessible form the (edit) menu in OpenOffice 3.5.

At the moment there is a dialog window for the same function. That is akward. Dialog boxes are many times in front of the text you would like to look at.
Other solutions are fine. The current solution is not great.
Comment 5 Gerry 2012-06-27 07:57:09 UTC
A while ago, I stumbled on following extension, which does the job for me:
Comment 6 Peter Lairo 2013-07-21 06:33:16 UTC
This bug is about having the following ICONS for "the Record Changes" functions:

- Record Changes
- Show Changes
- Accept or Reject Changes

That's three icons.

Followup bug:
Create a Toolbar called "Changes" and place those three buttons into it. IMO the Toolbar should be OFF by default, and the default location of the Toolbar should be: floating on the screen (e.g. like the "3D Settings" Toolbar). If the programmer is having a good day, he could add the toolbar as part of this bug.

BTW: When I manually created this Toolbar, I also included the "Comments" Button.

Related: When turning OFF Record Changes in Calc, LibrOffice loses all previously recorded changes! That's not good.
Comment 7 Jose Gómez 2014-05-27 15:43:50 UTC
I can confirm that the bug is still present in LibreOffice 4.2.4, for both Windows and Linux.

When the Changes toolbar is enabled, the buttons contained have no icons, so the 6 buttons require half the width of the screen.

I'd say having a toolbar without icons is more of a bug than an enhancement.