Bug 117011 - FORMATTING words enclosed in '/' (forward slash) are changed to italic
Summary: FORMATTING words enclosed in '/' (forward slash) are changed to italic
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-04-14 16:21 UTC by ml01.libero@gmail.com
Modified: 2018-04-15 19:12 UTC (History)
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Description ml01.libero@gmail.com 2018-04-14 16:21:18 UTC
I Haven't found an explanation for this behaviour, exuse me if it's not a bug...
If I digit
the result is
with test1 written in italic.
As soon as I digit the second / around a word, / are removed and the word style is changed to italic.
I tried in both Writer and Calc.
It's not happening in wordpad.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.open writer (or calc)
2. digit: /testword/

Actual Results:  
testword       (in italic)

Expected Results:
/testword/      (in standard font)

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
The problem is the same using either the '/' over the 7, the one in the numpad or mixing them.
It really seem to me an unwanted shortcut, but I have no idea about hot to remove it!
I tried to check if OpenGL is enabled (as stated below), but the provided program is crashing all the times.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2018-04-14 16:39:09 UTC
This is autocorrect "markdown" provided by design. 

Controlled from Tools -> AutoCorrect -> Autocorrect Options -> Options tab: checkbox [M][T] for "Automatic *bold*, /italic/, -strikeout- and _underline_"

Enabled by default, where the M is while modifying a text, or T is for while typing new text. Unchecking them will disable the feature.
Comment 2 ml01.libero@gmail.com 2018-04-15 19:12:20 UTC
Thanks a lot Stuart!

I feel little stupid...
Anyway: many thanks again!