Issue 65792 - word completion disabled by punctuation
Summary: word completion disabled by punctuation
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 37578
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-05-26 14:06 UTC by eike
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:11 UTC (History)
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Description eike 2006-05-26 14:06:57 UTC
When there is some punctuation (directly) at the right of the cursor, the word 
completion does not work. So, when I want to extend a sentence, I have to 
first insert a space before the dot, go back one character, insert an other 
space, and then I can start to type words. Otherwise the word completion does 
not work.
Regarding word completion, punctuation chars ",;.:" (and also hyphens "-" I 
think) should be treated as word separators, like space.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-05-26 15:19:38 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 jack.warchold 2006-06-01 13:32:33 UTC
reassigned to requirements
Comment 3 dsi50 2006-10-02 23:29:01 UTC
I don't have a fix for this, but let me offer a reason to take this problem
seriously (within the bounds of P3). 

For many users, autocorrect is a mildly convenient feature that gets used
occasionally for common errors (teh rather than the, lower-case I, etc.). For a
few, however, it is an integral part of using any word processor. For other
users, particularly those with RSI, carpal tunnel, or other disabilities,
autocorrect can be used to cut down vastly the number of keystrokes needed.
These users will not just use it to correct typos, but as a means of typing in a
sort of abbreviated shorthand (nsy becomes necessary, wdn becomes wouldn't, iwnf
becames I wonder if, etc.). For these users, autocorrect is an extremely
important feature. And, for them, this issue makes Writer very difficult to use. 
Comment 4 ypesjoerd 2006-12-11 11:13:42 UTC
*** Issue 65792 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 5 eike 2008-08-06 17:27:50 UTC
I use word completion a lot, because I'm used to it in editors for computer 
programs (IDEs). 

It is maybe not so usefull in English because most words are fairly short, but 
in German, where nous are frequently concatenated into long compound words, it 
is really usefull. In academic texts it can even help you to stick to a the 
same technical terms in all chapters. If you forgot how you named the thing, 
you must only type the first letters of some likely candidates and usually the 
term you chose pops up. 

German is not the only language with long words. Some languages with long 
words that I know of are: Finish, Hungarian, Turkish and the Inuit language.
Comment 6 mroe 2014-05-11 10:06:21 UTC
Duplicate of issue 37578.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 37578 ***