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    Highlight Edits

    Asked by britneynicole on July 28, 2016 at 05:46 PM

    This program is so close to being perfect for what I'm looking to do except I can't seem to find a way to have edits highlighted. For example: 

    John fills out a request form for an event. > John receives a confirmation email with all the information he's entered on while simultaneously, Kim, the event planner receives an email saying an event has been requested. > On both confirmations there's the option to edit the form. > Every month leading up to the event, different details change so John goes back in and edits his submission however, each time he does, Kim gets an email notifying her that a change has been made but she has to compare the info she had before (line by line) to see where the edits were made. 

    I'm looking to see if there's a way to have the edits highlighted in the email sent back to Kim so they're easy to point out. 

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    Answered by KadeJM on July 28, 2016 at 07:46 PM

    So if I understand you correctly you mean that you want to be able to highlight your form submission edits because it is causing confusion when the submission is edited and updated due to the fact that it sends out another email submission.

    The email submission that is sent out after the changes are made will say edited in the subject and that is the current way to notify you that it was edited with changes. 

    However, that's an interesting point since if you had a lot of data it could be confusion and tedious especially when comparing the two to find out what's changed if different. Perhaps this might make a good improvement feature when edits are made it could be enabled if the user chooses.

    And as far as I know that is the only current way as I don't think we have any other alternative method to "highlight it" per say but, I will gladly look into this more to see if there's a possible solution and if so get back to you.

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    Answered by Foursquare on August 02, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    You are correct. What I'm more focused on though is highlighting the form answers that have been changed. That way if I'm working off a separate Excel document I can go in and easy update the changes without having to compare line, by line, each time. 

    Thank you so much! 

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    Answered by KadeJM on August 02, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    You are welcome and thank you kindly for the additional details about it as I believe I understand what it is you are seeking to do a bit better now.

    I'm not quite sure that of any current method to compare it such as with excel so I will continue to look into this some more since I'm not quite sure of a way to do that yet.