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At 18:56 08/05/2013 -0700, Joel Madero wrote:
On 05/08/2013 07:05 PM, Joel Madero wrote:
Is there a way for me to copy a bunch of stuff that has recorded changes from one document and paste to another document including the changes? A regular copy paste seems to just copy the actual text, not the changes at all.

... I want everything including the changes copied over.
The rationale is that I have lots of documents that have been edited by different people. I would prefer moving these all to one and then actually looking at the changes and either accepting or not accepting the modified stuff.

That's what I thought you meant!

If you have sent the same text to multiple editors and the only changes made to each copy are recorded changes, you can do this by opening one document and then using Edit | Changes > | Merge Documents... multiple times to merge each of the other documents. You can then, as you desire, look at all the suggested changes together when deciding to accept or reject any of them.

But this works only if the documents differ only in recorded changes. To make this work properly, you need to set the original document to record changes (Edit | Changes > | Record) and then to protect this setting using Edit | Changes > | Protect Records... and entering a password *before* distributing your original. Without this password, the various editors will not be able to disable change recording, so all the edited documents will come back in a state where the above technique will work.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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