Issue 93832 - Find & Spellcheck inside vs. outside of quotes
Summary: Find & Spellcheck inside vs. outside of quotes
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-09-12 16:29 UTC by nicklevinson
Modified: 2014-02-15 19:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description nicklevinson 2008-09-12 16:29:22 UTC
Some long documents have extensive quotations that may require different
spelling standards, as when a foreign language or ancient English is being
quoted. Even when the language is modern English, the only useful search results
may be those only from inside quotations or only from outside of quotations.
Affected documents often include academic scholarship, legal briefs, and
students' papers.

In Find, a selectable attribute should be only within quotations and another
selectable attribute should be only outside of quotations, with both defaulting
to off (both being on equalling both off). In Spellcheck, Options should include
only within quotations and only outside of quotations, with both defaulting to
off (both being on equalling both off).

Besides quotation marks delimiting quotes, paragraph and character styles that
are checkbox-identified as blockquotes or script quotations should be treated
likewise. Script quotations should be whatever follows the first character that
the user has defined as preceding a quotation, such as the paragraph's first
colon or tab.

A feature like this would probably add a user market for OOo that Microsoft
Word, I think, does not fulfill.

I'm using OOo Writer 2.4.0 without Java Runtime Environment on Linux Fedora Core
4 with Gnome 2.10.0 desktop on a Pentium 4 laptop. I didn't see these features.

Thank you.

Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-12 15:26:23 UTC
Please attach example.
Comment 2 nicklevinson 2014-02-15 19:14:03 UTC
In this case:

Chris wrote about flower colors in the passage, "The colors were fabulous."

With a long manuscript, a user may want only strings within quotations or only strings outside of quotations, such as to replace all unquoted strings without altering any quoted strings, or to find something obscure that is only within a quotation.

I'm not set up to create a screenshot to attach, so I hope this helps.
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-15 19:50:18 UTC
Thank you.
Confirmed with
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1565724