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I am editing a 96 chapter book. The text is in normal black letters on a white background. What I want to be able to do is: I want to have any changes or additions automatically shown in another (per-selected) color. Without having to a)high lite a word or phrase to be changed or added and then b)going to the toolbar and clicking on the font color

In other words I want the original color of the text to remain as it is and any additions or changes to be visible in another color without having to use the toolbar. Can this be done? I use OpenOffice or Word 2007 in Windows 7.

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Microsoft Office Word has Track Changes (under Review → Tracking for Office 2007). You can change the color in Track Changes ▼ Change Tracking Options.

LibreOffice has a similar, although slightly less convenient, feature under Edit → Changes → Record; the color can be set in Tools → Options → LibreOffice Writer → Changes.

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OOo writer will write in colour and changed text
menu bar -> edit -> changes -> click - record and show
set colour in
tools -> options -> oo writer -> changes -> Insertions
set colour eg.blue 4, provides a highlighted sytle
set text -> attributes Italic , etc
When set to record it will record all changes.
Short cut keys for OOo edit
alt + e (edit) / alt + g (changes) / alt + r (record)(un record) / alt + s (show)(un show)
alt + a (accept)
opens a spell checker style dialog box
alt + c (accept all) / alt + e (reject all) / alt + a (accept one) / alt + r (reject one)
hope this helps

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Thanks for the answers. I was aware of the “Track changes” facilities in both programs, but after the document has been edited (changed or added to), how do you easily get rid of the left hand side marking (in OOo) and the text underline (which is not a real underline)? In this case I want to be able to quickly accept the changes and additions. Example: Original text: ools -> options -> oo writer -> changes -> Insertion Edited text : | Tools -> options -> oo writer -> changes -> Insertions and deletions @grawity –  Lateron Nov 22 '11 at 15:11
    
@Lateron -added to answer, tried it out - ok speed - hope this help –  mic84 Nov 22 '11 at 17:20
    
To @mic84. Thank you, I will try it out. –  Lateron Nov 22 '11 at 18:14

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