Issue 56579 - Auto-correction should have a separate undo unit
Summary: Auto-correction should have a separate undo unit
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOO 2.0 Beta2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
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Blocks: 21502
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Reported: 2005-10-25 02:04 UTC by kohsuke
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:55 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description kohsuke 2005-10-25 02:04:15 UTC
1) insert a new slide
2) click the body of the slide (where it says "click to add an outline"
3) type "HOpeless". Note that "O" is upper case
4) hit enter
5) observe that auto-correction kicks in and change "HOpeless" to "Hopeless"
6) Suppose I didn't like this auto-correction. I undo it by typing Ctrl+Z
7) not only the auto-correction gets cancelled, but my newline gets cancelled, too!

The desired behavior is for the newline action to form its own undo unit, and
then the auto-correction forms its own undo unit, instead of mixing two into one
undo unit. It's not so uncommon for auto-correction to make a mistake, and so it
should be able to undo the correction without undoing other changes.

That is how Microsoft PowerPoint behaves, by the way.
Comment 1 kohsuke 2005-10-25 02:04:51 UTC
I should have mentioned that auto-hyperlinking has the same problem, although
I'm not sure if they are implemented by the same engine. Perhaps a separate bug#
is in order.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2005-10-25 07:45:13 UTC
Reproducible. Reassigned.
Comment 3 demofreak 2008-06-09 09:45:13 UTC
This issue exists in Calc too.

1. Type some text in a new cell and "HOpeless" as the last word (!), press 
RETURN or click to some other cell to have the auto-correction kick in
2. Press CTRL-Z and the whole cell gets undone.

If you type some other character (space bar etc.) after the auto-corrected 
word, you'll be able to undo the auto-correction without get the whole input 
undone.

Seems that the order of undo queue should be resorted for that special case to 
allow undo of auto-correction _before_ undo of whole input.
Comment 4 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:55:39 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "issues@openoffice.apache.org".