Writer's AutoCorrect function has a long list of common misspellings and typing errors, which it corrects automatically. For example, "hte" will be changed to "the". Select Tools > AutoCorrect to open the AutoCorrect dialog. There you can define which strings of text are corrected and how. In most cases, the defaults are fine.
- To stop Writer from replacing a specific spelling, use Tools > AutoCorrect > Replace, highlight the word pair and click Delete.
- To add a new spelling to correct, type it into the Replace and With boxes and click New.
- See the different pages of the dialog box for the wide variety of other options available to fine-tune AutoCorrect.
|AutoCorrect can be used as a quick way to insert special characters. For example, (c) will be autocorrected to ©. You can add your own special characters.|
AutoCorrect versus table number formats
Dates and numbers in tables may appear to AutoCorrect even when you disable the AutoCorrect function. This is because they have a separate setting. According to raindog469 of ubuntuforms.org:
- [T]the way to prevent it from forcing "November 2009" to "11/01/09" (even though AutoCorrect and AutoFormat are disabled) is to select the whole table cell in which you're entering the text, open Table/Number Format, and set the format to Text ("@"). For some reason, just putting the cursor in the cell is not enough.