Review Preferences

Oxygen XML Author plugin allows you to add review comments and track changes in your documents. The Review preferences page allows you to control how the Oxygen XML Author plugin review features work. To configure these options, open the Preferences dialog box and go to Editor > Edit modes > Author > Review.

The available options are as follows:

Author
Specifies the name to be attached to all comments and to changes made while Track Changes is active. By default, Oxygen XML Author plugin uses the system user name.
Track Changes section (applies for all authors)
Initial State
Specifies whether or not the Track Changes feature is enabled when you open a document. You may have the Track Changes feature enabled in some documents and disabled in others, or you can choose to always enable or disable the feature for all documents. You can choose between the following options:
  • Stored in document - The current state of the Track Changes feature is stored in the document itself, meaning that it is on or off depending on the state the last time the document was saved. This is the recommended setting when multiple authors work on the same set of documents as it will make it obvious to other authors that changes have been made in the document.
  • Always On - The Track Changes feature is always on when you open a document. You can turn it off for an opened document, but it will be turned on for the next document you open.
  • Always Off - The Track Changes feature is always off when you open a document. You can turn it on for an opened document, but it will be turned off for the next document you open.
Display changed lines marker
A changed line maker is a vertical line on the left side of the editor window indicating where changes have been made in the document. To hide the changed lines marker, deselect this option.
Inserted content color
When the Track Changes feature is on, the newly inserted content is highlighted with an insertion marker that uses a color to adjust the following display properties of the inserted content: foreground, background, and underline. This section allows you to customize the following color options:
  • Automatic - If this option is selected, Oxygen XML Author plugin automatically assigns a color to each user who inserted content in the current document. The colors are picked from the Colors for automatic assignment list, the priority being established by the type of change (deletion, insertion, or comment) and in the order that you see in the list.
  • Fixed - If this option is selected, Oxygen XML Author plugin uses the specified color for all insertion markers, regardless of who the author is.
  • Use same color for text foreground - If selected, Oxygen XML Author plugin uses the color defined above (Automatic or Fixed) to render the foreground of the inserted content.
  • Use same color for background - If selected, Oxygen XML Author plugin uses the color defined above (Automatic or Fixed) to render the background of the inserted content. A slider control allows you to set the transparency level of the background.
Deleted content color
When the Track Changes feature is on, the deleted content is highlighted with a deletion marker that uses a color to adjust the following display properties of the deleted content: foreground, background, and strikethrough. This section allows you to customize the following color options:
  • Automatic - If this option is selected, Oxygen XML Author plugin automatically assigns a color to each user who deleted content in the current document. The colors are picked from the Colors for automatic assignment list, the priority being established by the type of change (deletion, insertion, or comment) and in the order that you see in the list.
  • Fixed - If this option is selected, Oxygen XML Author plugin uses the specified color for all deletion markers, regardless of who the author is.
  • Use same color for text foreground - If selected, Oxygen XML Author plugin uses the color defined above (Automatic or Fixed) to render the foreground of the deleted content.
  • Use same color for background - If selected, Oxygen XML Author plugin uses the color defined above (Automatic or Fixed) to render the background of the deleted content. A slider control allows you to set the transparency level of the background.
Comments color section (applies for all authors)
Sets the background color of the text that is commented on. The options are:
  • Automatic - If this option is selected, Oxygen XML Author plugin automatically assigns a color to each user who adds a comment in the current document. The colors are picked from the Colors for automatic assignment list, the priority being established by the type of change (deletion, insertion, or comment) and in the order that you see in the list.
  • Fixed - If this option is selected, Oxygen XML Author plugin uses the specified color for all changes, regardless of who the author is. A slider control allows you to set the transparency level of the background.
Colors for automatic assignment list
These are the colors that will be automatically assigned for tracked insertion changes, tracked deletion changes, and comments if the Automatic option is selected in any of the sections in this preferences page. The colors are assigned in the order that you see in this list. You can use the Add, Edit, or Remove buttons to modify the list of colors.