Bug 83701 - EDITING: autokey seems to conflict with autocorrect
Summary: EDITING: autokey seems to conflict with autocorrect
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: possibleRegression
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-10 05:56 UTC by Elmar
Modified: 2015-12-15 10:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Elmar 2014-09-10 05:56:11 UTC
Problem description: 
I have an autokey replacement (excluding []) as follows:
[boeh04=] means [Barry Boehm, Richard Turner. (2004) Balancing Agility and Discipline. Addison-Wesley. ]

when I use it here, it works correctly. When I try it in Writer. it comes out as [BBBaarrry  ooeehhm,Riicccdd  Turrnnnn...(2004)  aallllggAAiiiityy  aDssspiinneee  dd-W]

I notice that the result is not consistent. For example, in three tries in the same document I got:
BBBaarrry  ooeehhm,Riicccdd  Turrnnnn...(2004)  aallllggAAiiiityy  aDssspiinneee  dd-W
BBBaarrryy  ooeehhm,Riicccdd  Turrnnnn...(2004)  aallllggAAiiiit  aDssspiinneee  dd-Wy
Bbaarrry  ooeehhm,Riicccdd  Turrnnnn...(2004)  BaallllggAAiiiityy  aDssspiinneee  dd-W

It does work correctly in other tools. (I did notice this same behaviour when editing using MSWord a long time ago, but never investigated it further - thought that it was because I had similar phrases in MSWord's autocorrect, and that these were conflicting.

Steps to reproduce:
1. create any replacement set in Autokey
2. type the key in LibreOffice component
3. ....

Current behavior:

Expected behavior:

Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Last worked in: release
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-09-15 07:07:26 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> I have an autokey replacement (excluding []) as follows:
> [boeh04=] means [Barry Boehm, Richard Turner. (2004) Balancing Agility and
> Discipline. Addison-Wesley. ]

For the clarity of others "AutoKey" is likely a reference to this utility:

Comment 2 tommy27 2014-10-21 19:14:44 UTC
have you tried upgrading to LibO is the bug still there?
Comment 3 tommy27 2014-10-30 20:56:15 UTC
set status to NEEDINFO still waiting for user feedback
by the way LibO is now available to retest the bug.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-05-06 14:15:24 UTC
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Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-15 10:58:06 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (possibleRegression)