Bug 72333 - Confusing AutoCorrect > Options [M] & [T] descriptions
Summary: Confusing AutoCorrect > Options [M] & [T] descriptions
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Rachit Gupta
Whiteboard: target:4.4.0
Keywords: difficultyBeginner, easyHack, skillCpp
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-05 03:54 UTC by Kumāra
Modified: 2015-12-15 23:36 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Kumāra 2013-12-05 03:54:35 UTC
Open AutoCorrect > Options
and you'll see at the bottom

[M] Replace while modifying existing text  
[T] AutoFormat/AutoCorrect while typing

How does "while modifying existing text" differ from "while typing"?

Is the description at [T] saying that AutoFormat = AutoCorrect?

I checked out Help at https://help.libreoffice.org/swriter/CUI_HID_OFAPAGE_AUTOFORMAT_CLB?Language=en-GB&System=WIN&Version=4.1
and it says:
When in Writer: In text documents, you can choose to apply the AutoCorrect corrections while you type [T], or only when you modify existing text [M] with Format - AutoCorrect - Apply.

Here "AutoFormat" doesn't occur. Most importantly, it seems to be saying the opposite!

Can someone sort out this confusing discrepancy?
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2014-02-18 12:26:31 UTC
Hi Kumãra,

IMO it would be OK to just say 

  [T] AutoCorrect while typing

What do you think ?
Comment 2 Kumāra 2014-02-19 02:44:14 UTC
Thanks for the response, Cor.

Yes, "AutoFormat" should be removed since the phrase doesn't occur in the menu to run it.

Going by the info at Help, I think this would be clearer:
[M] Correct upon applying AutoCorrect on existing text
[T] AutoCorrect while typing
Comment 4 Commit Notification 2014-08-17 21:15:55 UTC
Rachit Gupta committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


fdo#72333 Changed [T] description to reduce confusion.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-15 23:36:34 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (EasyHack DifficultyBeginner SkillCpp )