Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Shortcuts for en- and em-dashes|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description george_yves 2007-01-04 10:23:42 UTC
Working in MSWord, users can freely insert en- and em-dashes in their documents by pressing "Ctrl+gray minus" and "Ctrl+Alt+gray minus". Working in OOO they have to convert pairs of hyphens if they want dashes. The rules of such convertions are applicable mainly for American English style and usage. For example, in Russian en-dashes are used to mark dialogues (and OOO users can't "type two hyphens with a spacing before" in this case); em- dashes in Russian punctuation must be separated from the words around it (and OOO in that situation converts hyphens into en-dash). Dashes are punctuation marks like commas, semicolons, colons and so on, but there are no shortcuts in OOO to insert them. Is it possible to make inserting en- and em-dashes in OOO Writer independent like in MSWord?
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-01-04 13:51:31 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2007-01-30 11:48:54 UTC
SBA: Please note that it is possible to clone every single bit of MS word. All it takes is developer ressources and "some" time. Now seriously and back to the case: The described case of en- and em-dashes needed WITHOUT surrounding words to trigger the AutoCorrection indeed makes sense. Inserting them via insert-special character is a poor workaround, as well as setting up AutoText entries for the favorite dashes Note that at times, <Ctrl> + <Minus> inserts a conditional hyphen in Writer. Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 4 stefan.baltzer 2007-07-18 17:34:18 UTC
SBA: Concerning dash replacement, please also note enhancement issue 5018.