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Re: [libreoffice-users] No spellcheck on fields


On 10.08.2019 23:23, Brian Barker
wrote:
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 BarkerĀ As usual Brian you and I will have to agree to disagree and my
original question still goes unanswered as to why inserted fields
are not spell checked..It would be fantastic if there were thousands of subscribers to this
list, but it is more likely they only only number in hundreds.Dave
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References:
[libreoffice-users] No spellcheck on fields.Dave Barton <daveb@libreoffice.org>
Re: [libreoffice-users] No spellcheck on fieldsBrian Barker <b.m.barker@btinternet.com>
Re: [libreoffice-users] No spellcheck on fieldsDave Barton <daveb@libreoffice.org>
Re: [libreoffice-users] No spellcheck on fieldsBrian Barker <b.m.barker@btinternet.com>
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