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Bug 61832 - Incorrect spellcheck of words with recorded changes shown
Summary: Incorrect spellcheck of words with recorded changes shown
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: Spell-Checking
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Reported: 2013-03-05 05:27 UTC by haim kilov
Modified: 2020-03-09 13:28 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Zipped folder with the odt and screenshot of the problem (21.94 KB, application/zip)
2013-03-05 05:27 UTC, haim kilov

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Description haim kilov 2013-03-05 05:27:11 UTC
Created attachment 75937 [details]
Zipped folder with the odt and screenshot of the problem

When recorded changes are shown, corrected correct words are flagged as incorrect. When these changes are not shown the spellcheck is correct.

This bug apparently is new (does not exist in OpenOffice).

See the screenshot.
Comment 1 Emir Sarı 2013-03-05 15:17:57 UTC
Confirmed with LO - OS X 10.7.5.
Comment 2 almos 2013-12-04 19:56:20 UTC
Problem still exists in
Comment 3 almos 2014-12-06 13:48:14 UTC
Still exists in
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2015-07-04 18:50:11 UTC
Ubuntu 15.04 x64

LibreOffice 3.3 (inherited from OOo): Works as user expects
LibreOffice 5.1: Does not


I am relatively sure this is how our competitor works also so the change *might* have been on purpose. If you haven't accepted the change yet then the system assumes you won't (vs. assuming you will). I tend to agree with the reporter but would like ux-advise to see what they think as this would change the experience for a lot of people who may like the current setup (dealing with default/user preference experience is always hard).

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Author: Bjoern Michaelsen <>
Date:   Mon Dec 10 01:22:50 2012 +0000

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    Author:     Noel Grandin <>
    AuthorDate: Fri Jul 13 15:20:39 2012 +0200
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Comment 5 haim kilov 2015-07-04 20:33:33 UTC
I respectfully disagree with the comment by Joel.

The (most important) purpose of recording changes is to demonstrate these changes to other authors/editors/proofreaders of the file. If a file has only a single author/editor/proofreader then he will most probably make the changes without explicitly showing them.

When the changes are explicitly shown, it is important to demonstrate to everyone that the corrections are, well, correct.

I have encountered this problem with my co-authors who were less than happy with the flagging of corrected corrections.
Comment 6 Joel Madero 2015-07-04 20:36:52 UTC
But I agreed with you ;) I just said it "might" have been done on purpose (by others who disagree with our stance). Thus why I requested UX input. I am almost sure that MSO works the same way as I've hit annoying "bugs" because of the issue (interacting with macros weird) and their devs say "it's how it's designed." Not saying that we shouldn't "fix it" but it really comes down to preference, after triaging thousands of bugs, I can guarantee that others disagree with our position :)
Comment 7 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:09:26 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2018-09-14 02:46:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 haim kilov 2018-09-14 03:40:41 UTC
The bug is still present.

LO, Mac OS 10.9.5
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2019-09-15 02:47:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 haim kilov 2019-09-16 01:19:10 UTC
The bug is still present. 

Mac OS 10.12.6, LO
Comment 13 Xisco Faulí 2020-03-09 13:28:30 UTC
Please add keyword 'needsUXEval' and CC '' if input from UX is needed.