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I am trying to decide whether to choose trackchanges or latexdiff for corrections on my thesis. Can anyone tell me their views? I have had problems with latexdiff choking on equations (is there any easy way out of that?).

When someone says

"compile it with track-change option"

do they mean specifically trackchange or could it also be for latexdiff?

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It's not necessary to begin your questions with a greeting. –  lockstep Mar 26 '11 at 21:44
    
Are both not quite different? latexdiff marks changes between two versions of a file automatically and trackchanges seems to be for manually tracking changes, or do I see that wrong? –  Martin Scharrer Mar 26 '11 at 21:53
    
@Martin Scharrer: they are different, I have only used one and want to know if there is any need to try Trackchanges. –  Vass Mar 26 '11 at 21:59
    
@Martin: Could you make your comment here an answer? It's as close as we are likely to come to one! –  Joseph Wright May 29 '11 at 15:28
    
@Joseph: Now done. –  Martin Scharrer May 29 '11 at 15:51

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Both packages seem to be quite different. latexdiff marks changes between two versions of a file automatically and trackchanges seems to be for manually tracking changes.

I don't think a person telling you to "compile it with track-change option" means automatically to use the trackchanges packages. I would just ask this person if you are in doubt. You should be able to review made changes, so I would recommend to use a version control software like Subversion or Git or one of the many others so you can access older versions easily. I personally use then latexdiff to display the differences between two revisions.

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