Bug 47848 - VIEWING: Spell & grammar check should highlight text just checking in the body of the document
Summary: VIEWING: Spell & grammar check should highlight text just checking in the bod...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Linguistic (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Master old -3.6
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL:
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords:
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Blocks: Spell-Checking
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Reported: 2012-03-25 09:44 UTC by Wyndham Clampett
Modified: 2017-06-16 11:52 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Screenshot showing search failure (191.71 KB, image/jpeg)
2012-03-26 03:11 UTC, Wyndham Clampett
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Description Wyndham Clampett 2012-03-25 09:44:19 UTC
Problem description: 
The set of words shown in the spell check dialog are not highlighted in the document - this makes it difficult, and frustrating, when the rest of the affected sentence or paragraph needs to be reviewed to choose the appropriate correction

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start spell & grammar check
2. Dialog presents an error found with a suggestion
3. ....

Current behavior:
No indication in the body of the document being checked of the section (group of words or sentence) being  referred to in the dialog

Expected behavior:
Shading of the section (group of words or sentence) being  referred to in the dialog. Perhaps a light grey or other light coloured background

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Window 7 Pro 64-bit
              
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/17.0.963.65 Safari/535.11
Comment 1 Wyndham Clampett 2012-03-26 03:11:22 UTC
Created attachment 59056 [details]
Screenshot showing search failure
Comment 2 Wyndham Clampett 2012-03-26 03:14:26 UTC
The attached screenshot illustrates a situation where a search for the words shown in the spell check dialog were not found.

I did this after I really needed to see the full context to decide how to correct the error.

A visual search of the visible part of the document was unsuccessful, so I tried to search and as you can see this failed...
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-04-02 22:05:16 UTC
Indeed. Often the shown text contents in the spellcheck dialog is sufficient what correction might be the appropriate one, but sometimes you need more text contents, and its annoying to have to search for the text in the document.

@Wyndham Clampett:
I do not understand your screenshot and the related comment.
Comment 4 Kumāra 2013-09-23 09:57:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Indeed. Often the shown text contents in the spellcheck dialog is sufficient
> what correction might be the appropriate one, but sometimes you need more
> text contents, and its annoying to have to search for the text in the
> document.

Yes, yes, yes! You have my vote!

Wonder if making the wavy lines thicker would make a simple good-enough solution. Then again, some people might complain about that!