Bug 48149 - EDITING: Spell & Grammar dialog "forgets" suggested correction
Summary: EDITING: Spell & Grammar dialog "forgets" suggested correction
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.1 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Spell-Checking-Dialog
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Reported: 2012-04-01 02:27 UTC by Wyndham Clampett
Modified: 2017-07-28 18:12 UTC (History)
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2012-04-01 02:53 UTC, Wyndham Clampett

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Description Wyndham Clampett 2012-04-01 02:27:51 UTC
Forgive me if the title isn't very clear.

This is what happens:

1) Dialog comes up with suggested correction - unknown word (etc)

2) Another error is noticed and corrected manually in the dialog box (text) - eg 17 to seventeen

3) Click on change

4) The dialog seems to "forget" the original suggested correction, and moves on to search the document for the next error.

What should happen is that the dialog refreshes, starting with "where it is in the document", and redisplay the original suggested correction
Comment 1 Wyndham Clampett 2012-04-01 02:53:12 UTC
Created attachment 59329 [details]
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Comment 2 Joel Madero 2012-08-21 22:13:14 UTC
This isn't really a bug but more a feature/enhancement request. The software works as it's meant to work but probably could be improved by your suggestion. 

To clarify what we can do to make this feature better (some of it I'm adding myself):

a) If user puts in their own suggestion -- changes the misspelled word to a word of their choosing vs. one in the list -- the word should be cached and entered in the list of words for if the particular "misspelling" is found again in the document. This way user can replace the misspelling in the document (or even better any document from this point forward) to the word of their choosing without having to type it every time.

b) If possible it would be nice to move the suggested word or the new word entered by the user to the top of the suggestion list for future finds of the same misspelled word. So maybe you'd have this:

1st Find
Misspelled word - "abcd"
List of words for suggestion (in order): abed, ABC, BCD, abject, aback

User selects "BCD" as their replacement word from the list.

2nd Find of "abcd"
List of words for suggestion (in order): BCD, abed, ABC, abject, aback

BCD moved to the top of the list in this example :)

c) new entries (ie. user changes word manually in the top of the dialog) should have the option to add the word to dictionary. Current behavior is that all but "change" option are grayed out.