Currently LibreOffice auto-capitalize works on:
1- First line of the document
2- First word after a sentence (finished with proper punctuation i.e. (.) (?) (!)
However, it should be better if it behaves to capitalize every new line after pressing ENTER.
The reason is, as you know, in some cases you need to start with a capital letter, such as:
We are waiting for you.... (not auto - capitalized)
-- Poems, most of the lines end with (,) and (;) also no punct. at all:
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
(not auto - capitalized, if i was writing poems on LO Writer i will be realy annoyed to capitalize every line, muse will fly through shift+f3 )
Note: i think https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=87911 tried to said the same.
Thanks Zeki for filing.
Known behaviour since the old days..
You did set component to Writer, but I expect that other modules have the same behaviour.
I wonder what ideas others have for this request.. > UXAdvise
We're replacing our use of the 'ux-advise' component with a keyword:
Component -> LibreOffice
Add Keyword: needsUXEval
The majority of users likely do not write poems every day, and the first sentence after salutation is also not necessarily capitalized (your example would be wrong in German). So I'd say the feature is better realized with an extension. But if a developer would implement another option like "Always capitalize after return" which is off by default it won't hurt the average users. And for sake of consistency with Impress it makes sense to introduce this option. In Impress it's known as "Capitalize first letter of every sentence".
Was looking for a workaround with bullet lists where indentation is set to zero and the bullet char is hidden. Maybe I'm wrong.
Please add keyword 'needsUXEval' and CC 'firstname.lastname@example.org' if input from UX is needed.