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I sometimes get Word documents from my co-workers to put their content on the web. Sometimes, the changes that the previous editor of the document made are visible.

Additions are underlined and deletions are stricken through. Now I have to click on every addition/deletion to accept it.

Is it possible to somehow accept all changes and be done with it? Or even better, ignore the history all together? I couldn't care less what the last edits where, I'm just the guy who cleans up the formatting and puts it on the web :)

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Why don't you just use word? –  dassouki Jan 28 '10 at 20:03
    
I'm a Linux user. Using word processors isn't part of my daily routine (I'm a programmer), but my co-workers only give me the evil eye when I ask them for valid HTML instead of Word documents :) –  piquadrat Jan 28 '10 at 20:15
    
I have colleagues who insist that everything, even the tiniest fragment of text, must be in Word or Powerpoint format. I was once sent the source code of a webpage as a Word document. –  pavium Jan 28 '10 at 20:31
    
@pavium Tell them: copying & pasting code to/from MSWord is dangerous. You can inadvertently copy MSWord special characters, i.e. the MSWord single quote ‘ ’ which is different than ' '. If you get MSWord single quotes in your code, and the compiler doesn't catch it, you'll have a terrible time figuring out why your application keeps crashing. –  DWong Jan 28 '10 at 22:24
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can turn off change tracking for the document: http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOo3_User_Guides/Writer_Guide/Tracking_changes

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Thanks for the great link. Worked like a charm! –  piquadrat Jan 28 '10 at 20:36
    
You are welcome. Same principle would apply if you were using MSWord. –  DWong Jan 28 '10 at 20:40
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Just for posterity and for everybody that googles openoffice accept all changes:

EditChangesAccept or RejectAccept All

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