When tracking changes in Writer, the changes are displayed in a yellowish brown colour, which is hard on the eyes and does not have much contrast.
Please make it a stronger default colour, like strong red for the first editor, strong blue for the second editor etc.
I believe the default color for each person is different.
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In 3.6.0 color is dark blue. So my be fixed.
Please, verify it when 3.6.0 version appears.
Zack's comment is correct, default color "By Author" for changes will be defined by LibO to show different author's changes in different colors.
But I have no idea where the setting can be adapted, if I am the Author with the light yellow changes (on light yellow page background) I would like to modify that to make my changes better readable.
Current behavior is inherited from OOo
May be it's only a knowledge gap and it's possible to modify the default changes color?
Created attachment 64012 [details]
Additionally the resulting color should be shown in Menu 'Tools -> Options -> Writer -> Changes'. Currently color shown is always dark red in dialog (also inherited from OOo).
Cédric said me on irc that these colors are hard coded. :-(
The colors are defined here : http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/tools/inc/tools/color.hxx#72
Best regards. JBF
Updated code pointer: http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/include/tools/color.hxx#59
It would be nice to have a menu to change the tracking colour for the first, second, third ... author myself. Maybe one could handle colours for specific authors (identified by name and than in the changes even have the same colour in all edited documents).