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On 06/07/12 05:26, nvrk wrote:
On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 3:06 AM, Simon Cropper <> wrote:

Yeah, I have thought of both these things. Have hacked a standard file
before, particularly in MS Word. Easily done assuming it is a text file and
not a binary file.

The problem is the binomial. I also thought of the concatenation string
but most of the single characters have been used for have special meanings
in various word processors. Hyphens for example are used in LO as hyphens
and so how would you know when removing the character at the end of your
report is complete, what is a concatenation character and what is a real

In other situations I have used =!= as a joining string but as stated it
is messy and hard to read.

An underscore works well.

Yeap, but an underscore gets used a lot in technical reports (e.g. in a URL). If you do a global search and replace to remove the character at the end of writing so the report looks "clean and well presented" you neuter the URL or "corrupt" the other text string that uses it.

As an alternative to "free form" typing of jargon or technical terms then running a spell checker, terms could be inserted from a list. This works OK but in the absence of LO integration you can't flag the inserted text as 'hey this is jargon, I just inserted it from a secure source, don't bother spell checking'. This can be done but requires you to manually apply language characteristics to hundreds or thousands of names, or alternatively hit "ignore" the same number of times with the spell checker. :(

Ideally you need a blank concatenation character that is recognizing by LO as linking two words (such as a non-breaking space already available in LO but does not necessarily have to physically bind the words together but would need to be seen by the spell checker as a joining character) AND IS RECOGNIZED by the spell checker, substituted with something like an underscore and compared to the lists in the dic files which would appear as "Eucalyptus_vulgaris". I just need someone in the know to be able to insert this functionality and these problems would be solved.

Cheers Simon

   Simon Cropper - Open Content Creator

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