Bug 71154 - [LOCALHELP] Options in "LibreOffice Witer > Comparison" are unclear and not documented
Summary: [LOCALHELP] Options in "LibreOffice Witer > Comparison" are unclear and not d...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 135688
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 92072 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2013-11-02 01:11 UTC by Leo H
Modified: 2020-09-23 17:44 UTC (History)
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Description Leo H 2013-11-02 01:11:07 UTC
LibreOffice Package: libreoffice 1:4.1.2~rc3-0ubuntu1
Libre Office Version:
Build ID: 410m0(Build:3)
System: Xubuntu 13.10, 32 bit, fully patched

LibreOffice Writer > Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Comparison

Under the heading "Settings" on this panel, the user is given the option to tick "Use RSID".

However, it is unclear what RSID actually is and does. There is no mouse-over information pop-up on the panel. And RSID is not defined in LibreOffice Help.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-11-02 09:15:28 UTC
Indeed, related help is missing.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 Harald Koester 2013-11-29 14:41:42 UTC
The use of RSIDs is explained here:


I did not check, if the function works as described in that blog. 

Furthermore for me it is not clear, how the comparison works, if "Auto" is checked. And also the meaning of the option "Ignore pieces of length" should be described.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:20:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-04-26 05:58:56 UTC
Nothing changed in LibreOffice built at home under Ubuntu 14.10 x86-64

Best regards. JBF
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:32:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Harald Koester 2016-09-23 17:17:29 UTC
Meanwhile the option "Use RSID" is no longer available in version 5.2.1. Instead other options respective to random mumbers are introduced in the Comparison dialogue. These options are still not documented in the help and hence there are still unclear. Summary adapted to changed dialogue.

The Comparison dialogue was introduced in version 3.6.0. Hence Version set 3.6.0.
Comment 7 Dieter 2017-05-30 16:20:36 UTC
*** Bug 92072 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Mark 2019-02-02 19:47:06 UTC
working with LibreOffice Version: I see html help files for most of the 'Document Version Control' for Writer and Calc.

Missing is documention for LibreOffice Writer > Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Comparison.

Also needed is some work on keyword (bookmark_value) search values
  'comparison' returns
  comparisons -- operators in Calc
  comparisons -- document versions (good)

  'record' returns
  records -- saving
  recording -- macros
  recording -- changes (add 'document')

  'merg' returns
  mail merge
  cell merges
  merging -- cells
  cell merges
  merging -- cells
  merging -- indexes
  merging -- tables
  merging -- documents (change to 'changed documents')

  'merge' returns
  nothing about document versions tracking

If OK, I will Assign this bug to myself, create and commit changes.
Comment 9 Olivier Hallot 2020-09-23 16:33:32 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 135688 ***