How to track changes without Microsoft Word?
July 13, 2012 12:35 PM Subscribe
Is there a good way to track changes on a document other than Microsoft Word?
posted by incandescentman to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Is there a good way to track changes on a document I'm editing other than using Microsoft Word, Pages, or another word processor?
I'm an editor, and people often send me a few paragraphs of text and ask for my input. I line edit the copy and send it back to them, and it's helpful for the person to be able to see exactly what I've changed and where.
Microsoft Word's Track Changes function does this perfectly, providing a clear visual representation of what I've added, what I've deleted, and what I've moved, as well as showing any comments I've added.
But I hate Microsoft Word. And it's cumbersome to have to create a .DOCX, paste the text in, Track Changes, edit, save, and then send an e-mail back including the Word document as an attachment.
Is there another way to do this? Maybe a web app? Or some HTML tool that will annotate a document and highlight my deletions and insertions?