Issue 67562 - easy arrow creation via AutoCorrect
Summary: easy arrow creation via AutoCorrect
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-07-19 14:06 UTC by nmailhot
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
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Description nmailhot 2006-07-19 14:06:05 UTC
Microsoft Word auto-replaces <--, -->, <==, ==> with actual arrow glyphs, which
is increadibly more convenient than hunting for them in the character map

OO.o should do the same (and <-->...)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-07-19 14:14:59 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 stefan.baltzer 2006-10-11 12:07:06 UTC
SBA: This is easy to adjust by the user:
 - New Writer document
 - via Insert-Special Character, insert the desired glyph (i.e. "→" wich is
x2192) and select it
 - Tools-AutoCorrect, Tab page "Replace"
-> [now the arrow should be in the "With" box"]
 - fill the desired characters (i.e. "-->") in the "Replace" box
 - Click "New"
-> Done. Now "-->" gets replaced with "→" automatically

Note: Since this replacement list is language dependant, this must be done for
all languages that shall be used.

Note: The currently used font will be used for the replacement glyph. If a "VERY
special character" is used (one that is not in all fonts), then the replacement
should be done via Autotext (that can set the font, too) and not AutoCorrect.

Confirming this issue.
Rreassigned to requirements