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At 08:23 22/11/2012 -0500, Virgil Aonly wrote:
The fact that the original questioner on this thread had to ask how to disable so many autocorrect features, I think, proves my point.

No - it just shows that he now knows about automatic correction *and* how to control it.

A user simply trying to type a document should never have to ask why the program is making unintended changes to his work.

Saying you don't want *unintended* changes is tautologous: you don't want what you don't want. No-one can argue with that. But that may require the program to read your mind.

It all depends on what you mean by "changes". If I type a complete sentence on one line of my document, the program *changes* what I typed by flowing the text onto multiple lines. I've typed a page or two and then decide to increase the font size of all my text; the program now *changes* what I had by reflowing the text to fit. I type a new value into a spreadsheet cell, the program *changes* all the cells with formulae depending on it - without my going near them!

If you don't want a program to make any automatic changes, you probably want a typewriter.


Brian Barker

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