Bug 129489 - UI: AutoCorrect should be simplified and fixed
Summary: UI: AutoCorrect should be simplified and fixed
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2019-12-19 08:44 UTC by John
Modified: 2021-01-05 08:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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comparison table (odt) (21.36 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
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Description John 2019-12-19 08:44:51 UTC
AutoCorrect is very hard to use.

1. The word AutoCorrect is misleading in itself. There are two different things: AutoCorrect and AutoFormat. For some reason both of them are called AutoCorrect.

2. AutoCorrect have no sane logic within it. See the attached comparison table.

3. There is no way to disable all AutoCorrect options at once. The user is required to check/uncheck a lot of checkboxes across different UI sections and pray that he/she haven't overlooked or forgot some of them.

Yes, you can disable "While Typing" in Writer and you will be safe (more or less). But Calc doesn't have such option, and therefore you will be required check/uncheck manually as I told above.

Yes, office suite have some advanced features for power users, but it shouldn't srcew up the basic workflow.

4. I have not checked Calc a lot because I use it very rarely. It could be additional pitfalls with it.

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Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 John 2019-12-19 08:46:07 UTC
Created attachment 156663 [details]
comparison table (odt)
Comment 2 John 2019-12-19 08:46:39 UTC
Created attachment 156664 [details]
comparison table (png)
Comment 3 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-12-28 14:23:34 UTC
please split your report to several
Comment 4 Timur 2019-12-28 21:06:42 UTC
Advice to split is not correct, until we understand what's suggested here.
Please first change component, is it Writer. And see bug 95908.
Comment 5 Dieter 2019-12-31 08:00:47 UTC
(In reply to Timur from comment #4)
> Please first change component, is it Writer. And see bug 95908.

As far as I understand, one request is about the option to disable Autocorrect in Calc (like in writer) => component is not writer
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2020-06-29 03:31:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2020-07-30 04:10:28 UTC
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