Issue 23612 - Split autocorrect/autocomplete setting for application specific
Summary: Split autocorrect/autocomplete setting for application specific
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m15
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2003-12-17 04:02 UTC by mchase
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description mchase 2003-12-17 04:02:46 UTC
The same AutoCorrect option is used for both Writer and Calc, when I turn 
"Captialize first letter of every sentence" on or off in 
Tools/AutoCorrect/Options for either Writer or Calc, the same option is changed 
in the other.  If the option is considered desireable in Calc, it should at 
least be a separate option from the one in Writer; I only very rarely want this 
behavior in Calc, but do find it occasionally useful in Writer.
If the options can't be separated, at least using the same dialog box for both 
would allow a little better control; the Wriber version allows distinguishing 
between new and modified text, but the Calc one does not.
Comment 1 utomo99 2003-12-17 04:52:49 UTC
RFE Split autocorrect/autocomplete: Auto Capitalize for Calc instead of 

some people are confuse with this setting. but some still feel that some 
function is helping in Writer.
So the setting will be available: Global or application specific. 

As writer.xcs is exist I think it is possible to make this sepearate, CMIIW

Comment 2 oc 2003-12-17 10:54:50 UTC
Hi Bettina, please have a look
Comment 3 brianblandford 2004-05-27 10:48:27 UTC
See similar issues 6493, 20008, 21735
Comment 4 oc 2005-11-25 13:23:57 UTC
*** Issue 58115 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 oc 2005-12-01 10:23:17 UTC
*** Issue 58115 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Andrea Pescetti 2005-12-18 18:11:30 UTC
It emerged during Italian QA tests on OOo 2.0.1-RC4 that this problem still
confuses users.

I'm in favor of having per-setting Autocorrect options, all enabled by default,
and being able to turn Autocorrect off/on per application.

[Suggested by Alessandro during Italian QA tests]
Comment 7 rosspjohnson 2006-03-03 23:50:00 UTC
There is an even more annoying issue here than capitalisation (I would say it's
a bug and probably worthy of a separate issue report).

Format a cell as 'Fraction' and try to enter 1/2 or 1/4. You will get text
instead of a number if AutoCorrect fractions is on. IMO this is a clear
contradiction of the user's intention.

Is it possible to apply the autocorrection later so that Calc doesn't decide
that the cell should be text instead of a number value, or side step
autocorrection for non-text cells?

This also applies to Writer tables as well and probably anywhere else where
number formatting can be applied.
Comment 8 tweedledee 2009-05-23 15:15:39 UTC
As mentioned years ago, there are several requests for this.  I would really
like to use Autocomplete in Writer but not in Calc.  For examples, the single
quote correction is nice in writer, but a pain in Calc, where I routinely use
single quotes to mean "don't change my text" - but have to use "undo" after
every single quote to prevent that change!  Similarly with typing fractions
(e.g., 1/2 to mean 0.5 or a date is rendered as the half-fraction symbol) in
Calc is, frankly, absurd, whereas it IS desirable in Writer and Impress.  I
don't understand why this request has been ignored for nearly 7 years.  Is there
some fundamental reason that autocorrect must be linked across all programs? 
Apparently not, because the Autocomplete component is separate in each.  Can
anything be done about this?
Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:16:28 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".