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Printing & track changes margin line

Post by ahankinson » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:25 am

Hi,

When showing the "final" version of a document with changes, a thin grey line appears in the left indicating that changes are there, but hidden. This line is also present when printing a copy of the page. I cannot seem to find a way to hide that line without turning off "track changes," which then forces me to accept all the revisions.

Am I missing something? I'll gladly file a bug report if this is something that needs to be fixed, but I'm just not sure if I'm missing a checkbox somewhere.

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Re: Printing & track changes margin line

Post by Eyal Redler » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:59 pm

You're not missing anything. The revision marks or bubbles are always visible when you're in TC, regardless of the view mode (Final, Show changes etc.)
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Re: Printing & track changes margin line

Post by rpcameron » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:23 pm

ahankinson wrote:This line is also present when printing a copy of the page.
Eyal Redler wrote:The revision marks or bubbles are always visible when you're in TC, regardless of the view mode (Final, Show changes etc.)
Perhaps I'm missing something in the implementation, but what was the reasoning behind showing the mark indicating there are changes, even in the printed document. This seems to be asking for a "draft mode" or similar when printing which will shows the marks indicating a change, and a normal printing mode that does not print the line.

However, I think I must agree with the OP that printing the mark is a bug, or at least an undesired result of the current implementation.
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Re: Printing & track changes margin line

Post by Eyal Redler » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:20 pm

The idea here is that you still want to see some indication to the modifications you've made. We don't hide the bubbles if the pane is visible, for example.
Maybe we should hide the revision marks in final mode. I would also love to hear what other people think regarding this issue.
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Re: Printing & track changes margin line

Post by verma » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:36 am

I'm quite in favour of the current state of things. The same comment also holds for "original" view: you'll also have the sideline markers (and the bubbles in the annotation pane). It's indeed useful to compare various stages of documents and I find myself switching ever so often between printed stages in "original" view and "final" view.

It might perhaps be specified as a "preference" in the Mellel print preference menu - as "print vs. hide track change marginalia?"

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Re: Printing & track changes margin line

Post by ahankinson » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:48 pm

I would be in favour of an option in the print dialog that says "Print Revision Indicators" (or something a little clearer) similar to the "Print Markers" option there, and (preferably) off by default. Having a line that indicates there are hidden changes in the Mellel document on the static PDF or paper version doesn't really give you any more information -- there may be changes there, but you can't see them or do anything about it.

Alternatively, you could not print them in "Final" mode, but do print them in "Final Showing Markup" mode. That would make sense too. "Final" says to me that this is what your final document will look like once all the changes are made.

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Re: Printing & track changes margin line

Post by Eyal Redler » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:12 pm

I like the print setting option. We'll consider this for inclusion in an upcoming version
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Re: Printing & track changes margin line

Post by ahankinson » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:51 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Printing & track changes margin line

Post by farcas » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:11 pm

An old post but I'm not sure where things stand on annotations in print or otherwise...

I suggest providing options for the following:
- show/hide annotation marks (including comments) while viewing doc (kind of like an invisible) - the little yellow boxes around the words annotated
- show/hide annotation marks (including comments, side pane, and yellow box) in printing (kind of like showing or hiding highlights)


For highlights (which I see as related to annotations and tracking changes), here's a thought:
- show/hide all highlights (like an invisible) while viewing doc (kind of like an invisible)
- show/hide all highlights pane (like the annotations pane on the left - with text and color there) while viewing doc
- allow for sorting options (by color)
- allow editing of colors
- allow for default colors to be selected (from Apple's color pallet - like a font color)



Thanks!

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