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*Turn ALL off/on: under '''Format > AutoCorrect > While Typing'''.
 
*Turn ALL off/on: under '''Format > AutoCorrect > While Typing'''.
*Turn some off/on: under '''Tools > AutoCorrect Options''', click various tabs to modify different correction and format functions.
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*Turn some off/on: under '''Tools > AutoCorrect Options''', click various tabs to modify different correction and format functions. The tabs include '''[Replace]''', '''[Exceptions]''', '''[Options]''', '''[Localized Options]''' and '''[Word Completion]'''.
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The table below describes some of the default behaviours and which AutoCorrect setting controls them.<br><br>
 
The table below describes some of the default behaviours and which AutoCorrect setting controls them.<br><br>
  
<TABLE width=600 BORDER=1 CELLPADDING=4 CELLSPACING=0 FRAME=HSIDES RULES=ROWS>
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<TABLE width=700 BORDER=1 CELLPADDING=4 CELLSPACING=3 FRAME=HSIDES RULES=ROWS>
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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<I>caused by</I>
 
<I>caused by</I>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
<TD>Note:
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<TD>   <I>tab page</I>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
<I>module</I>
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<I>document type</I>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
DNA
+
abotu
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
And
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about
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)<br/>        (1)
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Replace<br/>        Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
XImport
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The man -- yes, him!<br/>The man--yes, him!
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Ximport
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The man &ndash; yes, him!<br/>The man&mdash;yes, him!
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Correct TWo INitial CApitals
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Replace dashes
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
<P ALIGN="left">(3)</P>
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Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
<P ALIGN="left">All</P>
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All
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
coordination
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It was excl. on this day
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Coordination
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<I>The lowercase 'o'
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is not capitalized even though it is preceded by a full stop and the option &quot;Capitalize first letter of every sentence&quot; is selected in AutoFormat.</I>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Capitalize first
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the exceptions
letter of every sentence
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table
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
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Exceptions
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
All
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Text Document only
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
It was excl. on this day
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XImport
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
<I>The lowercase 'o'
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Ximport
is not capitalized even though it is preceded by a full stop and the option &quot;Capitalize first letter of every sentence&quot; is selected in AutoFormat.</I>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
the exceptions
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Correct two initial capitals
table
+
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(2)
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<P ALIGN="left">Options</P>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Writer only
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<P ALIGN="left">All</P>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
*Hello* _world_
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coordination
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
<B>Hello</B> <U>world</U>
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Coordination
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Automatic *bold* and
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Capitalize first
_underline_
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letter of every sentence
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
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Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
www.openoffice.org<br/>john@sun.com
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*Hello* _world_
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
[http://www.openoffice.org/ www.openoffice.org]<br/>[mailto:john@sun.com john@sun.com]
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<B>Hello</B> <U>world</U>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
URL recognition
+
Automatic bold and
 +
underline
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
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Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
1st, 2nd, 4th
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www.openoffice.org<br/>john@sun.com
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
1<SUP>st</SUP>, 2<SUP>nd</SUP>, 4<SUP>th</SUP>
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[http://www.openoffice.org/ www.openoffice.org]<br/>[mailto:john@sun.com john@sun.com]
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
The AutoFormat of the cardinal numbers
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URL recognition
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
+
Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
1/2 1/4 3/4
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1st, 2nd, 4th
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
&frac12; &frac14; &frac34;
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1<SUP>st</SUP>, 2<SUP>nd</SUP>, 4<SUP>th</SUP>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
The AutoFormat of
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The AutoFormat of the cardinal numbers
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
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Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
The man -- yes, him!<br/>The man--yes, him!
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1/2 1/4 3/4
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
The man &ndash; yes, him!<br/>The man&mdash;yes, him!
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&frac12; &frac14; &frac34;
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Replace dashes
+
The AutoFormat of
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
+
Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
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Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
+
Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Writer only
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Text Document only
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
+
Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Writer only
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Text Document only
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
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Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Use styles
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Apply styles
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
+
Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Writer only
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Text Document only
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Replace bullets
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Replace bullets with :
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(3)
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Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Writer only
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Text Document only
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
(4)
+
Localized Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Writer only
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Text Document only
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
<P ALIGN="left"><FONT FACE="Arial">(5)</FONT>)</P>
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<P ALIGN="left"><FONT FACE="Arial">Word Completion</FONT>)</P>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="top">
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        <TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
 
<FONT FACE="Arial">1.1<br/><I>in a table</I></FONT>
 
<FONT FACE="Arial">1.1<br/><I>in a table</I></FONT>
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
<FONT FACE="Arial">Writer only</FONT>
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<FONT FACE="Arial">Text Document only</FONT>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
 
</TABLE>
 
</TABLE>
 
 
#{{note|1}} Menu '''Tools-AutoCorrect/AutoFormat''', tabpage '''[Replace]'''<br/>
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#{{note|1}} Menu '''Tools > AutoCorrect Options''', tabpage '''[Replace]'''<br/>
#{{note|2}} Menu '''Tools-AutoCorrect/AutoFormat''', tabpage '''[Exceptions]'''<br/>
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#{{note|2}} Menu '''Tools > AutoCorrect Options''', tabpage '''[Exceptions]'''<br/>
#{{note|3}} Menu '''Tools-AutoCorrect/AutoFormat''', tabpage '''[Options]'''<br/>
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#{{note|3}} Menu '''Tools > AutoCorrect Options''', tabpage '''[Options]'''<br/>
#{{note|4}} Menu '''Tools-AutoCorrect/AutoFormat''', tabpage '''[Custom quotes]'''<br/>
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#{{note|4}} Menu '''Tools > AutoCorrect Options''', tabpage '''[Localized Options]'''<br/>
#{{note|5}} Menu '''Tools-AutoCorrect/AutoFormat''', tabpage '''[Word completion]'''<br/>
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#{{note|5}} Menu '''Tools > AutoCorrect Options''', tabpage '''[Word Completion]'''<br/>
#{{note|6}} Menu '''Tools-Options-Text document-Table-Input in table-Number recognition[[File:Turn-off-autocorrect-in-writer-tables.gif]]'''
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#{{note|6}} Menu '''Tools > Options''', tabpage '''[OpenOffice.org Writer] > Table > Input in tables > Number recognition[[File:Turn-off-autocorrect-in-writer-tables.gif]]'''
 
<section end=answer/>
 
<section end=answer/>
  
 
[[Category:Documentation/FAQ/Writer/AutomaticFunctions]]
 
[[Category:Documentation/FAQ/Writer/AutomaticFunctions]]

Revision as of 17:24, 17 March 2011


How do I turn off automatic correction and formatting?


OpenOffice.org is configured by default to perform certain automatic formatting and correction as you type. This can be very useful, but can also lead to unexpected results.

You can learn to use this feature, or if you prefer you can turn all or some of the automatic formatting off. You can either:

  • Turn ALL off/on: under Format > AutoCorrect > While Typing.
  • Turn some off/on: under Tools > AutoCorrect Options, click various tabs to modify different correction and format functions. The tabs include [Replace], [Exceptions], [Options], [Localized Options] and [Word Completion].


The table below describes some of the default behaviours and which AutoCorrect setting controls them.

When I type

I get

caused by

tab page

document type

abotu

about

use replacement table

Replace
Options

All

The man -- yes, him!
The man--yes, him!

The man – yes, him!
The man—yes, him!

Replace dashes

Options

All

It was excl. on this day

The lowercase 'o' is not capitalized even though it is preceded by a full stop and the option "Capitalize first letter of every sentence" is selected in AutoFormat.

the exceptions table

Exceptions

Text Document only

XImport

Ximport

Correct two initial capitals

Options

All

coordination

Coordination

Capitalize first letter of every sentence

Options

All

*Hello* _world_

Hello world

Automatic bold and underline

Options

All

www.openoffice.org
john@sun.com

www.openoffice.org
john@sun.com

URL recognition

Options

All

1st, 2nd, 4th

1st, 2nd, 4th

The AutoFormat of the cardinal numbers

Options

All

1/2 1/4 3/4

½ ¼ ¾

The AutoFormat of

Options

All

<2_spaces>

The second space doesn't appear

Ignore double spaces

Options

All

1 bottle of milk <Return>

1. bottle of milk
2.

Apply numbering

Options

Text Document only

---<Return> ===<Return> ___<Return>

horizontal lines created

Apply border

Options

Text Document only

+---+---+

a table

Create table

Options

Writer only

My title
<Return>
<Return>

My title

Apply styles

Options

Text Document only

one

*one> *test

Replace bullets with :

Options

Text Document only

"

« or an other typographical quote

Custom quotes

Localized Options

Text Document only

Int

Int|roduction|
(the word is completed)

Word completion

Word Completion)

 

1.1
in a table

01/01/03
(a date)

Number recognition

(6))

Text Document only

Documentation note.png 1
Menu Tools > AutoCorrect Options, tabpage [Replace]
Documentation note.png 2
Menu Tools > AutoCorrect Options, tabpage [Exceptions]
Documentation note.png 3
Menu Tools > AutoCorrect Options, tabpage [Options]
Documentation note.png 4
Menu Tools > AutoCorrect Options, tabpage [Localized Options]
Documentation note.png 5
Menu Tools > AutoCorrect Options, tabpage [Word Completion]
Documentation note.png 6
Menu Tools > Options, tabpage [OpenOffice.org Writer] > Table > Input in tables > Number recognitionTurn-off-autocorrect-in-writer-tables.gif
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