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On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 08:31:02 -0800, Mark wrote:

This is an option you can turn off under
Tools->Options->Languages->Writings Aids

  OK - thanks, Mark!

  I think what I'll do is work with grammar check 'off' until the
document is complete, then switch it on for a final grammar check.
You'd have to go through all the grammar rules the checker uses to
find the one this violates.

  It doesn't bother me much that the occasional word or phrase is
marked - that's not intrusive - and I would welcome it finding it
more subtle grammatical erors.
  It's the marking of all the hand-made indents that I cannot
tolerate. It makes too  much of a visual mess of the document.

... it's probably an artifact of your
particular paragraph styles vs. MS Word for DOS (and all of its
descendants, opponents, etc.).  Make a style that is indented (say,
"Indented") and use "Body" or "Text Body" for the other and you won't
see this.  If you mostly use indented paragraphs, change the "Body"
style to be indented and use something else (e.g. "Text Body") for the

   My use of Writer is for a few general 'home' letters and such - not
a plethora of large formal documents - and I only have one style.
  I do not wish to get into the complication of 'a style for this and
a style for that', etc.

In that sense I have no problem with OpenOffice Writer. 
   It's bossy LibreOffice that is upsetting my apple cart!

Newcomers to xxxOffice will probably also wonder what the hell all
those wiggly lines are for. Why not leave grammar check 'off' by
default; then the more professional users can use it as they wish?


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