Issue 9402 - AutoCorrect replacement text list management tool
Summary: AutoCorrect replacement text list management tool
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 92456 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2002-11-20 13:50 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Unknown 2002-11-20 13:50:24 UTC
I want to use two sources for autocorrect Text (one local and other in a 
network drive).
When I add the network drive in the path for AutoCorrect Text, the text there 
only is used if no other local path is included.
In this case, my local texts are lost.
Is there a way to solve this problem?
Other thing I couldn't find, was a way to import the replacment texts from 
WinWord Templates.
Comment 1 Unknown 2002-11-21 12:59:30 UTC
Here I am again:
One possible solution for this problem, would be to give the user the 
option to select the path/file where each new autocorrect text entry 
was stored.
Comment 2 prgmgr 2002-11-21 21:03:15 UTC
Thank you for using and supporting OOo.

I apologize but I'm not sure which feature you are referring to.  It
sounds like you are referring to the autocomplete feature ( ie, start
typing a word and the software will fill in the rest of the word ).

If you are referring to this feature, OOo generates the list of
autocomplete words dynamically each time you use OOo.  This list is
not saved or loaded.

Comment 3 Unknown 2002-11-22 15:54:59 UTC
Hi there!
Thanks for your reply.
In fact, the feature I'm talking about is the one that you can access 
with: Tools -> Autocorrect -> Replace
In this table you enter text to be replaced as you type. You have two 
fields: "Replace" and "With".
These entries are stored in files that are created in the folders 
that you enter in Tools -> Options -> -> Paths -> 
When you have a "user" path defined, all the new entries are stored 
there, despite of other "shared" paths defined. Also, the entries 
that previously existed in the "shared" folder aren't used.
What I'm saying is that, when you have more than one path there, you 
don't have control over the actual path where each entry is stored, 
and which folders are read while you type.
In other words, you can't decide if a new entry should be only yours, 
or shared by all users in the network. And also, you can't decide if 
you want to use only your entries or also the shared ones.

Best regards


Comment 4 prgmgr 2002-11-29 05:14:25 UTC
Luis, thanks for the update.

This is a tricky enhancement request in my opinion.

My theory is that OOo saves all Autocorrect replacement text to the 
users private "list" because the shared list may not writable by the 
user ( ie in Unix installs, the shared files should probably be read 
only access for all users except the owner ).
Comment 5 prgmgr 2002-11-29 05:20:40 UTC
User summary
AutoCorrect issues

I changed my mind.  This is more likely a feature request.


User would like OOo to have tools to manage the Autocorrect 
replacement text lists.

Features requested:

1.  Switch between lists, without having to change pathes.
2.  Merge 2 different lists at the same time without changing
    the lists themselves.
3.  Ability to manage the shared list.
    ( I know of a manual workaround, but I'm not going to
      publish it. )
Comment 6 Joost Andrae 2002-12-04 11:35:16 UTC
JA->FT: reassigned as RFE. The user should be able to decide which
autocorrection path is used as preferred autocorrection entry
Comment 7 Unknown 2002-12-04 17:28:39 UTC
Hi there:
I have some more questions about this issue.
As is, I can’t find a purpose for a shared “autocorrect” text path, 
because, if there is no way of adding entries to it, there is no way 
to use it.
Other problem that I found is that a change in the path entry is only 
used after exiting the application and entering again.
Since I couldnÂ’t create a shared source, I couldnÂ’t test the 
following situation: If I have entries in both a user and a shared 
path, are both sources available at the same time, as you type?
Comment 8 falko.tesch 2003-11-04 16:49:34 UTC
Set target (based on PCD relevance)
Comment 9 falko.tesch 2005-10-20 21:16:02 UTC
FT: Re-assigned to default requirement owner
Comment 10 michael.ruess 2008-08-05 07:30:38 UTC
*** Issue 92456 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 Michael Quack 2013-07-23 11:25:53 UTC
I can provide an easy explanation for a shared autocorrect path:
Entering items to a waybill with a barcode scanner without a full
database/inventory behind it.

I'd love to be able to simply scan a user defined barcode and have 
formatted (!) autotext inserted into a table, ideally including tabs 
in order to fill in an item description in the first cell and an item 
price in the following cell, same row.

Text needs to be formatted so that special symbols like checkbox 
squares can be used which would be a great help in checking packing 
lists of items with their accessories.

The network table is administrator configured, so that all users have 
the same text on their machines when packing stuff and writing waybills.

Ideal for me would be a writer table that holds the barcode content 
in cell 1 of each row, and the replacement text in the following cells 
of the same row.