Issue 53416

Summary: en/em dash autocorrect fails when preceeded by a field (i.e.footnote)
Product: Writer Reporter: boardquake <mail.k>
Component: editingAssignee: Oliver Specht <os_ooo>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: issues@sw <issues>
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta   
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Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description boardquake 2005-08-16 23:05:42 UTC
When typing:

"The European Court decision in the Microsoft case(112)--where the court ruled
bla bla bla--caught the attention of IP lawyers everywhere."

[The (112) refers to a footnote anchor in the text] 

I would expect autocorrect to convert -- into a dash. For once, don't tell me
that this is a special use and that OOO is not for me.

See also related:
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=49809
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5018
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=35596
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-08-17 08:23:25 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2005-08-18 08:26:47 UTC
ES->OS: following cases don't work:
1) <field><space>--<text><space> -> '--' should turn into eN-dash but doesn't
2) <field>--<text><space> '--' should turn into eM-dash but doesn't

furthermore (maybe a duplicate of the issues mentioned above):
3) <text>--<space><text><space> -> will not autocorrect the '--' at all.
Comment 3 julianna 2006-04-20 12:11:46 UTC
Can this be merged with 5018?
Comment 4 boardquake 2006-04-20 14:30:56 UTC
Yes! Merging with an issue opened in 2002 is gonna help!

Seriously, your best bet is to map your keyboard to get alt-0150/1 when you need it.
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2007-07-18 17:20:18 UTC
SBA: Duplicate of enhancement issue 5018. Never mind its age, obviously, it is
still valid. 
I ran into another duplicate and try to consolidate the related issues to ease
an overview.

The rules are:
Basically, the older issue "wins". Only if a newer one is "better described"
(i.e. without a few meter of useless discussion or misleading comments), we tend
to use "the one that is more efficient while reading". 
...and sometimes "the one without insults and bashing of people who make the
product that comes to you for FREE" are the ones we prefer to deal with :-)

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 5018 ***
Comment 6 Mechtilde 2008-11-05 20:36:36 UTC
close the duplicate