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Re: [libreoffice-users] No spellcheck on fields


At 10:03 10/08/2019 +0100, Dave Barton wrote:
On 10.08.2019 09:33, Brian Barker wrote:
At 08:58 10/08/2019 +0100, Dave Barton wrote:
Does anyone know why fields with spelling errors are not checked by the spell checker in Writer? For example change the "User Name" to something blatantly incorrect and insert the "Author" field into a document. Do the same with a "Document Title".

Some combination of (1) proper names - even document titles - are frequently not dictionary words and (2) users are likely to have taken particular care over entering the data for such fields and not need the assistance of a spelling checker?

What you say would be true in a perfect world, but in reality users (even careful ones) DO make mistakes.

I didn't suggest otherwise. See my word "likely".

Are you saying that our developers are making a highly arrogant presumption that mistakes are NEVER made in user defined fields?

No, of course not. I've reread my answer and I don't see that anywhere in it. If I'd meant that, I'd have said it. That's a straw man.

In the same way, most mail clients don't check the spelling of the To: header of a message, even the "real name" part. And many - even one well-known one - do not check the Subject: header. The spelling checker I use with my mail client accepts "Dave" but won't countenance "Barton".

Email headers are an entirely different beast and have nothing to do with Writer fields.

I thought (and still think) that - for most readers - this comparison may shed light on the idea. The whole question is a matter of balance: any checking is bound to throw up some false positives, and it is a question of judgement when the frequency of false positives outweighs the usefulness of the checking process. I'm quite happy with your making a different judgement from me or the program's designers. Clearly I cannot help you. I hope one or more of the other thousands on this list will.

Brian Barker

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