The maximum number of allowed words in an auto complete list is only 10,000 This number should be increased to 50,000. This should work without any issues on modern hardware.
On which env are you and which LO version do you use?
This is a very old bug that applies to the latest version of LibreOffice (4.4.3)
I agree with shantanu, expecially considering the fact that a similar thing has been done in the past about autocorrect entries (they had a limit of 65535 from OOo time which has been expanded to ore than 4 millions... see Bug 48729)
moreover I use a text autocomplete software called PhraseExpress that can easily handle more than 50000 text snippets, so LibO could be easily do the same
can you tell if this issue is limited to LibO or affects OOo/AOO as well?
I suspect that it's an inherited from OOo limitation
where did you find documentation about the 10000 limit? could you provide a link?
ooops... I didn't notice the link to the Apache bugtracker that confirms the fact the issue is inherited from OOo and confirmed by other users
so I adjust the version and status fields.
anyway, please tell where did you find that the limit is 10000.
Here are some code pointers to confirm:
According to the first one, the limit could be to 1000 only.
I'm not a developer but it seems it could be a trivial hack to change the 1000 number to something bigger
anyway I suspect you cannot set a number higher that 65K if you don't change int16->int32 like Tomaz Vajngerl did in Bug 48729 to rise the number of autocorrect entries from 65K to 4M
Caolán McNamara committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
Resolves: tdf#92311 raise auto correct entry limit to unsigned short max
It will be available in 5.1.0.
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.
you earned 5 bucks!!! :-)
new limit is 65535
I think shantanu should be happy about it!!!
1) Is it possible to increase the limit from 65K to 4M as done in case of Bug 48729 mentioned above?
2) Is it possible to save autocomplete list as requested in Bug 86872 ?
maybe it's possible if the code will be modified from 16bit to 32bit.
anyway you asked for 5000 and now you got 65535, so you should be happy about it.
remember to pay the reward you promised on freedomsponsors :-)
I had asked for 50,000 (and not 5,000) because I did not know the possibilities. If the auto-correct limit can be enhanced to 4 million - so can auto-complete. I have changed the reward from 5 to 50 dollars on freedomsponsors.
ok, setting it back to NEW.
@shantanu Could you please attach some document with big numbers (65,000 ) of words for autocomplete?
I would like to use this document for testing purpose.
Created attachment 128096 [details]
Marathi language word list
You can find english word list here...
I am attaching my Marathi word list as second file to test.