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DrBoar Jun 19, 2013 03:39 PM
Word processor with proper features for adding comments
In previous MS Word versions adding comments was pointing to a insertion point in a word or between words. So if someone wrote escherchia instead of escherichia. It was simpe to add in instertion prior to the "c" and write the comment (i) and it was clear that an i was missing in esherichia and were it was missing. :)
In current word version only complete words are indicated. So highlight "escherchia" and type "escherichia" in the comment field and let the reader find out the difference.:brick:

And forget about being able to add missing words like and "and" between Branhamella Escherichia, that has to be done the hard way " and Escherichia":brick:.

Currently the best way appear to be to print out the document, do the notes and editing on paper, scan them and send a PDF:censor:. I imagena that cowriters of documents and teachers /professors that get reports and documents that they need to give feedback to have the same trouble?

Any alternaive WP out there that works?
P Jun 19, 2013 04:14 PM
Instead of using comments, turn on track changes (in the review tab, where the comments functions are) and just fix the errors. Before sending it back, you set it to show final with changes highlighted. That will show the changes in red, all the way down to a single letter, with callouts in the review panel. If you want to force someone to make the change manually, print it out to a PDF with your editions visible.
is not Jun 20, 2013 07:21 AM
ghporter Jun 20, 2013 04:25 PM
I'm with P on this. Since you already have Word, using the feature that does what you want instead of one that doesn't work the way it used to is really the way to go. Turning on "Track Changes" not only captures a reviewer's corrections, it shows who did what, and when. Now it may not give you the single-character "chastisement" you may have used your comment corrections for, it will make the document track updates smoothly, and you can still add comments like "proof read your work!" or "is this what you meant?"

Sarcasm aside, when you're collaborating on a document, sometimes you need to make the document right before you worry about how you avoid having to correct another in the future.
angelmb Jun 25, 2013 12:46 AM
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