Issue 75559 - Autocorrect option to replace brackets by slashes
Summary: Autocorrect option to replace brackets by slashes
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2007-03-20 13:53 UTC by tuharsky
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
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Description tuharsky 2007-03-20 13:53:16 UTC
This is another option for the Bad Document Correction Tool (Issue 75524).

Some users keep their behaviour from the age of mechanical typewriters -they use
slash / to simulate brackets ()

Since it dosen't look very good, we should get rid of the slashes.

If the OOo finds a word or several words, enclosed in slashes, and there are
spacebars before first and after the last slash, then the first slash should be
replaced by left bracket ( and the last slash by right bracket ).
example: "/slashed sentence/" replaced by "(slashed sentence)"

However, the space before and after is mandatory, because sometimes the slashes
are used regulary (who would expect that..) and we must avoid replacing them,
because it changes the meaning completely:
example: " paper is red/green/white " SHOULDN'T be replaced with " paper is
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-03-20 14:35:55 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.