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Hi :)
This might be going off-track a bit but ...

Apparently at least many of the Autocorrect stuff is kept in a .dat file
somewhere.  Does anyone know where?  Can it be edited?

Reason i'm asking is the other way around.  I've just got KMail reading off
the company Exchange (thanks to a huge amount of help from our external
consultant, Robert Smith (not the singer!)) and in amoungst it's settings
it allows for autocorrect but wants to use an external source for
correcting tpyos and top of it's list of suggestions was LibreOffice's!!

I actually quite like the autocorrect but it got me thinking that if there
is a file it might be easier for some peopel to edit that rather than go
the gui way.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 21 August 2014 22:59, Paul <> wrote:

On Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:04:22 +0100
Mark Bourne <> wrote:

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.

Well, I was really talking about all of them at once. I don't see why
they are separate. Some languages have different rules for punctuation
than English does. Also, if you want text verbatim, you want *all*
corrections turned off. I understand having individual options in the
configuration settings, but this is really about the need for a simple
method to turn everything off and on at will, preferably something
like the toolbar button that currently exists, but doesn't affect
*everything*, only some stuff.

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.

Of course, as you point out below, autocorrect should be on the
"client" side, it should never be saved with the text, such as in a
paragraph style.

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.

Yes, just this should be a feature request.

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).

Yes agreed, these are good points.

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