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Paul wrote:
On Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:43:50 +0100
Mark Bourne <> wrote:

Paul wrote:
I think the language settings need an overhaul and consolidation,
and at least a way to toggle it all off and on in one shot, for
people that occasionally need to enter some text that should stay
verbatim and uncorrected.

You can disable spell checking for selected text, whole paragraphs,
or the whole document: Tools > Language > For [Selection | Paragraph
| all Text] > None.

As I mentioned in my mail, that doesn't stop things like initial

Paragraph styles can also be set to use a particular language (or no
language) on the font tab of the style settings. So, for example, a
paragraph style for formatting source code or giving command line
examples can be set up to use a monospaced font, indent the
paragraphs, etc... and to have no language so it is not spell checked.

Again, language settings don't seem to affect things like initial

Ah, sorry, my misunderstanding; I thought you were referring to the spell-check language settings in that last comment.

Can one set those options on a per paragraph style

Not that I know of, but it may be nice even if just an option to disable all autocorrect features for the paragraph style. Perhaps one for a feature request, although it may need to be supported in the ODF spec.

Enabling or disabling each feature individually for each style would probably be too confusing, and difficult to support across applications with different sets of features. I see the use of disabling all autocorrect for a paragraph; as you say, you may want text typed into that type of paragraph to be left unaltered for whatever reason. I don't think paragraph styling should be able to specifically ENable features though; that would just lead to behaviour unexpected by a user who finds that capital letters are being added and words replaced etc., regardless of their own autocorrect settings, but only in a particular paragraph of a particular document (which perhaps someone else sent to them, or they copied from someone else's document).


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