This idea springs from Bug 48892.
Joel marked this bug as low & minor. This makes me think no one is going to correct it.
An alternate way to correct this bug would be to allow for wild cards in auto-correct. If I set up auto-correct to change '--' to an 'en-dash' or 'em-dash', it will only work if the initial dashes are discreet.
What would be useful is if auto-correct would allow for wild cards. Let's say '#' was the auto-correct wild card. I could enter the following into auto-correct:
"change" #-- to #(em or en-dash)
This means that with any word with two dashes after it (whether the dashes were discreet or not), autocorrect would correct the two dashes.
setting this as NEW. LibO autocorrect feature doesn't allow wildcards.
changing version field to first ever LibO version (3.3.0)
Changed "auto-correct" to "AutoCorrect" in title as that is the actual name of the facility in question and this bug was not showing up in typical searches.
autocorrect now supports the wildcard * in LibO 4.2.x
closing this and marking as a duplicate
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 68373 ***