Bug 88666 - Auto-Capitalization of paragraphs and new lines i/o sentences
Summary: Auto-Capitalization of paragraphs and new lines i/o sentences
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2015-01-21 16:04 UTC by Zeki Bildirici
Modified: 2020-09-21 20:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Zeki Bildirici 2015-01-21 16:04:27 UTC

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:

-- Greetings: 

Dear John,

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 )

* http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/annabel-lee/ 

Note: i think https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=87911 tried to said the same.

Best regards,
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2015-01-21 19:30:10 UTC
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

Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 04:21:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2017-04-18 14:36:27 UTC
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.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2020-03-09 13:28:31 UTC
Please add keyword 'needsUXEval' and CC 'libreoffice-ux-advise@lists.freedesktop.org' if input from UX is needed.