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Bug 67194 - EDITING Make it possible to include Localized Options (Autocorrect) in using Format > AutoCorrect > Apply
Summary: EDITING Make it possible to include Localized Options (Autocorrect) in using ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
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3.3.0 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Main-Menu AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2013-07-22 22:14 UTC by John van Someren
Modified: 2019-01-22 06:46 UTC (History)
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Description John van Someren 2013-07-22 22:14:29 UTC
In the Localized Options of Auto Correct I have specified that the straight single and double quotes should be replaced by the 66/99 (ie rounded) versions. This works while I type.

However, my current document was produced without this option. I used the menu choices Format | AutoCorrect | Apply (and also Format | AutoCorrect | Apply and Edit Changes) to no avail. The progress bar shows that my document is being scanned (it is about 200,000 words so it takes half a second or so) but the quotes don't get changed. 

I tried selecting the whole text in case it only worked within a selection, and now Format | AutoCorrect only offers AutoCorrect Options. The other three items are greyed-out.

I have also tried with Times New Roman instead of Georgia. No change.

It also fails with converting 1st to 1½, which also works while I type.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2013-07-23 21:07:13 UTC
Hi John,

Thanks for your report!
As far as I am aware, the handy option for autocorrect in an existing text, uses the choises set on the Options page. 
And the localised options are not on that one...

So I think that your report comes down to an enhancement request.
Just as on top of the Options there is: Use the replacement table, one could add Use localised options with a check in the first column.

Do you agree with that?
Thanks,
Cor
Comment 2 John van Someren 2013-07-23 22:01:06 UTC
I think I understand. I would, however, like you to consider my alternative point of view:
Already, in LibreOffice, my straight quotes are replaced by curly quotes when I type them. This option is also available in MS Word (Backstage view | Options | Proofing | AutoCorrect | Autoformat As You Type.

No difference there, but here is the difference: in MS Word I can do a Search and Replace of ' with ' and " with ".  I know that this looks silly, but in Word the Replace obeys the rules of AutoCorrect As You Type so straight quotes are replaced by curly ones during the replace operation. In other words, Replace is treated the same as “as you type”. Which seems more than reasonable. It seems obvious.

In LO, the Replace facility ignores the rules of Autocorrect as you type. To me this is an implementation omission, almost a bug. Do you agree?

Thanks for the reply.
John



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Subject: [Bug 67194] I cannot replace straight quotes with the rounded versions using Format|AutoCorrect|Apply

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Comment # 1 on bug 67194 from Cor Nouws 
Hi John,

Thanks for your report!
As far as I am aware, the handy option for autocorrect in an existing text,
uses the choises set on the Options page. 
And the localised options are not on that one...

So I think that your report comes down to an enhancement request.
Just as on top of the Options there is: Use the replacement table, one could
add Use localised options with a check in the first column.

Do you agree with that?
Thanks,
Cor
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Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2013-07-30 20:58:47 UTC
Hi John,

Thanks for further imput. 

I did think a bit more about it. But since the user interface in LibreOffice makes clear distinction between autocorrect replace and localized options, I think there is no error in the program, just something that is not implemented.

It looks as a good idea indeed, so I set the various fields as enhancement and such.