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At 10:02 19/08/2013 +0200, Miroslaw Zalewski wrote:
On 19/08/2013 at 02:04, Brian Barker wrote:
You seem to be disappointed that LibreOffice cannot do something which it actually achieves very well.

Please do not confuse me with Urmas.

Oh, I didn't, I didn't! I was answering the paragraph I quoted, which was entirely yours.

Or did you mean something else?

*I* meant something else. Not sure about Urmas.

Can we forget him, please?

What I was talking about, is simple use case: I write this sci-fi novel in English. One of characters is named "Valtirix". Since "Valtirix" is not English word (after all, he's from planet "Betighyy"), spell-checker will underline it. But this is valid word in my novel, so I do not want that. I can add it to custom dictionary, fine. But again, I do not want to put "Valtirix" by mistake anywhere in letter to my grandpa. So, in documents other than my novel, I want this word to be underlined, because it is not correct.

What I am talking about, is custom dictionary that might be laid on top of language dictionary and enabled on the fly.

LibreOffice can do all of that, I think.

The quick way - if your novel is a single document - is simply to use Ignore All instead of Ignore. Then all correct spellings of your character name will be unmarked anywhere in the document.

Otherwise, you can create a custom dictionary, as you ask:
o Go to Tools | Options... | Language Settings | Writing Aids | User-defined dictionaries.
o Click New... and give your new dictionary a name ("Novel"?).
o Tick the box next to your new dictionary to enable it.
Now, as you encounter words you want to be treated as acceptable, use right-click | Add > | Novel.dic. When you write to your grandfather, remove the tick from this dictionary.

Note that the choices at Tools | Options... | Language Settings | Writing Aids | User-defined dictionaries apply to LibreOffice until they are changed. What you may prefer is to have those settings saved *per document*, so your Novel dictionary would apply to your novel but not your grandparental correspondence without further action - but I don't see that this is possible in LibreOffice. But the Ignore All technique saves the extra words in the document, so you do get that advantage with that method.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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