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<TR VALIGN="top">
 
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abotu
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The man -- yes, him!<br/>The man--yes, him!
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
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<TD>
about
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The man &ndash; yes, him!<br/>The man&mdash;yes, him!
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
the replacement table
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Replace dashes
 
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The man -- yes, him!<br/>The man--yes, him!
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1/2 1/4 3/4
 
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</TD>
 
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The man &ndash; yes, him!<br/>The man&mdash;yes, him!
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&frac12; &frac14; &frac34;
 
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</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
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the replacement table
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</TD>
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Replace
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abotu
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about
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the replacement table
 
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1. bottle of milk <br/><I>&lt;Enter&gt;</I>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
1<SUP>st</SUP>, 2<SUP>nd</SUP>, 4<SUP>th</SUP>
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1. bottle of milk<br/>2.
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Format ordinal numbers suffixes
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Apply numbering
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Localized Options
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Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
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1/2 1/4 3/4
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---<I>&lt;Enter&gt;</I>, or<br/>===<I>&lt;Enter&gt;</I>, or<br/>___<I>&lt;Enter&gt;</I>
 
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</TD>
 
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&frac12; &frac14; &frac34;
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<I>a horizontal border line is created</I>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
the replacement table
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Apply border
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Replace
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Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TR VALIGN="top">
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
<I>&lt;2_spaces&gt;</I>
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+---+---+
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
<I>The second space doesn't appear</I>
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<I>a table</I>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Ignore double
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Create table
spaces
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
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1. bottle of milk <br/><I>&lt;Enter&gt;</I>
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My title<br/><I>&lt;Enter&gt;<br/>&lt;Enter&gt;</I>
 
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</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
1. bottle of milk<br/>2.
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<I><font size=5><b>My title</b></font></I>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Apply numbering
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Apply styles
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
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---<I>&lt;Enter&gt;</I>, or<br/>===<I>&lt;Enter&gt;</I>, or<br/>___<I>&lt;Enter&gt;</I>
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one<br/>
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      </TD>
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<TD>
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*one>
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*test
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
<I>horizontal border lines created</I>
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Replace bullets
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Apply border
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</TD>
 
</TD>
 
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</TD>
 
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<I>&lt;2_spaces&gt;</I>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
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<I>a table</I>
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<I>The second space doesn't appear</I>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Create table
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Ignore double
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spaces
 
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My title<br/><I>&lt;Enter&gt;<br/>&lt;Enter&gt;</I>
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1st, 2nd, 4th
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
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<I><font size=5><b>My title</b></font></I>
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1<SUP>st</SUP>, 2<SUP>nd</SUP>, 4<SUP>th</SUP>
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Apply styles
+
Format ordinal numbers suffixes
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
<TD>
 
<TD>
Options
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Localized Options
 
</TD>
 
</TD>
 
</TR>
 
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="top">
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one<br/>
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      </TD>
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*one>
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*test
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<FONT FACE="Arial">Int</FONT><br/><I>&lt;End&gt;</I>
 
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<FONT FACE="Arial">Int|roduction|<br/><I>(the word
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<FONT FACE="Arial">Int|roduction|<br/><I>(The word  
is completed)</I></FONT>
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is completed after pressing &lt;End&gt;; some other keys 
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such as &lt;Enter&gt; or &lt;Space&gt; can be set to trigger this function.)</I></FONT>
 
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<P ALIGN="left"><FONT FACE="Arial">Word Completion</FONT>)</P>
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Revision as of 21:27, 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 choose different correcting and formatting functions. The AutoCorrect 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.

What I key in

What I get

Function name

AutoCorrect tab type

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

The man – yes, him!
The man—yes, him!

Replace dashes

Replace,
Options

1/2 1/4 3/4

½ ¼ ¾

the replacement table

Replace

abotu

about

the replacement table

Replace,
Options

My acct. job brings me fun each day.

The lowercase 'j' is not capitalized even though it is preceded by a full stop.

the exception table

Exceptions

XImport

Ximport

Correct two initial capitals

Options

coordination

Coordination

Capitalize first letter of every sentence

Options

*Hello* _world_

Hello world

Automatic bold and underline

Options

www.openoffice.org
john@sun.com

www.openoffice.org
john@sun.com

URL recognition

Options

1. bottle of milk
<Enter>

1. bottle of milk
2.

Apply numbering

Options

---<Enter>, or
===<Enter>, or
___<Enter>

a horizontal border line is created

Apply border

Options

+---+---+

a table

Create table

Options

My title
<Enter>
<Enter>

My title

Apply styles

Options

one

*one> *test

Replace bullets

Options

<2_spaces>

The second space doesn't appear

Ignore double spaces

Options

1st, 2nd, 4th

1st, 2nd, 4th

Format ordinal numbers suffixes

Localized Options

"

« or an other typographical quote

Custom quotes

Localized Options

Int
<End>

Int|roduction|
(The word is completed after pressing <End>; some other keys such as <Enter> or <Space> can be set to trigger this function.)

Word completion

Word Completion


Personal tools