Issue 123262 - Spell check does not function in form text controls
Summary: Spell check does not function in form text controls
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Major with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2013-09-15 11:06 UTC by Llelan D.
Modified: 2013-09-22 23:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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2013-09-15 12:00 UTC, Edwin Sharp
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Description Llelan D. 2013-09-15 11:06:41 UTC
There seems to be no way to get spell check to work within a text form control. This is a CRITICAL problem, especially with multi-line text controls. The same spell check functions available in the Writer main body text should also be available in form text controls.

The form developer should be able to specify the default spell check configuration, set whether the user is allowed to temporarily or persistently override it, and use the state of spell check to make control and form decisions.

I can not stress enough just how badly this function is needed in OpenOffice and how much of a problem it is causing form developers. While Writer text may need spell check for the look and correctness of documents, form text generally goes into machine-searchable databases. Spelling errors in databases seriously cripples the search and sort process, and hampers cataloguing and cross-indexing. These are PRIMARY database functions seriously affected by this problem.

Personally, given that database functionality is integral to the OpenOffice suite, I think the severity of this problem should by Critical. However, a scan of other critical problems seems to reserve it for application crashing issues. Given the crippling effect this issue has on the use of a primary component of the suite, the database, it should, at the very least, have an overriding priority to other bell-and-whistle features in the next major release.
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2013-09-15 12:00:13 UTC
Created attachment 81549 [details]
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Confirmed with Rev. 1522537 Win 7