Bug 72736 - Document Dictionary
Summary: Document Dictionary
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Writer-Enhancements Dictionaries
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Reported: 2013-12-15 20:01 UTC by Dennis Rice
Modified: 2019-09-04 08:28 UTC (History)
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Description Dennis Rice 2013-12-15 20:01:40 UTC
Suggested Enhancement:
Add an embedded dictionary to the document that would maintain document specific words that do not exist in a common dictionary.  This would allow a user to create a document with very specific words to the industry and they not show up another user's display as a misspelled word.
Comment 1 tommy27 2013-12-28 22:10:47 UTC
enhancement request. set status to NEW.
Comment 2 Thomas Lendo 2019-08-27 12:47:41 UTC
Is this possible? I doubt such information can be stored in an odt file itself. Maybe it must be stored in the user profile and linked to a specific document. But such link must be a file name -- what else would be possible? And a file name is no unique information to be sure that the only and right file will be linked.

Adding needsUXEval.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2019-09-04 08:28:41 UTC
We have to stick to the format definition and also to make sure that cross-platform and round trips with other applications work well. So while this idea makes some sense (some because the use case for a document specific dictionary that will never be used again is limited) it's won't fix.

It's always a good idea to write some kind of use case like "I want to create a document in Greek with a separate dictionary that shouldn't be on my hard-disc because...". That makes it easier to consider solutions.