cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Community Tip - You can change your system assigned username to something more personal in your community settings. X

Publishing change tracking to PDF

ClayHelberg
17-Peridot

Publishing change tracking to PDF

Hi Adepters-



I'm trying to find a way to generate a PDF that shows the change
tracking markup (i.e. "changes highlighted" view). I can do it with a
test document using XSL-FO, but unfortunately that solution won't work
for the project, because the real stylesheet uses Styler with some FOSI
source edits. Some data points:



* Adding the appropriate elements to the Styler stylesheet gives
the desired result in the Editor view.

* Setting $compose::changetracking=active works for every view
except the one I want: changeshighlighted. In other words, with that
setting, when I select View->Change Tracking->Original and compose, I
see the original version of the text; when I select View->Change
Tracking->Changes Applied, I see the text with changes applied; but when
I select View->Change Tracking->Changes Highlighted, I still get the
output as if changes were applied

* Setting $compose::changetracking=changeshighlighted does the
same thing, i.e. gives me output as if changes were applied



Has anyone found a configuration that makes Styler output change
tracking to PDF (without having to switch the engine to XSL)? If so,
what configuration did you use to make it work? Thanks.



--Clay

2 REPLIES 2

Hi Paul-



Now that you mention it, I also remember hearing that change tracking
would be more configurable in new releases. Alas, our target platform
for this project is 5.3, so I can't take advantage of those most recent
innovations.



--Clay


Have you looked at the most recent versions of Editor / PE? I thought that
this was made much more simple in something really recent. Maybe it was a
"future" thingy I heard about at PTC/User in June and it's not been released
yet.

Top Tags