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Bug 92830 - Spelling "Not in dictionary" field should auto-scroll to word
Summary: Spelling "Not in dictionary" field should auto-scroll to word
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Spell-Checking
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Reported: 2015-07-19 22:51 UTC by Nick Levinson
Modified: 2020-10-07 17:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Nick Levinson 2015-07-19 22:51:20 UTC
For nongeeky users, the Spelling dialog (Tools > Spelling and Grammar), the Not in Dictionary display field, when it displays a long sentence where the questioned word is below the field window's bottom and has to be scrolled to, ordinary users who write long sentences would find it more intuitive if it would auto-scroll to the first questioned word in order to present the word right away. If the user needs to see earlier context, they could still scroll up.

My hardware uses AMD.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-07-20 05:53:50 UTC
Please attach a test document in which the problem occurs and describe step by step how to reproduce it.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 Nick Levinson 2015-07-20 22:30:36 UTC
Copy the following paragraph into Writer as text (no formatting needed):

Pluto (minor-planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is a dwarf planet in a certain belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune, was the first object of that belt to be discovered, is the largest and second-most-massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System and the ninth-largest and tenth-most-massive known object directly orbiting the Sun, and is the largest known object of a certain class by volume but is less massive than another that is a dwarf planet in the scattered disc; like other objects of that belt, Pluto is primarily made of ice and rock, is relatively small, about one-sixth of the mass of the Moon and one-third of its volume, and has a moderately eccentric and inclined orbit during which it ranges from 30 to 49 astronomical units (4.4–7.3 billion km) from the Sun, meaning that Pluto periodically comes closer to the Sun than Neptune (once proposed to be named Le Verrier) although a stable orbital resonance with Neptune prevents them from colliding.

Then spell-check it. Unless your user dictionary has less in it than mine, there should be only one misspelling, and it should be too far down to see. In that case, you'll have to scroll down within the spell-check dialog.

I got the essential content from Wikipedia, from the article on Pluto, chosen for its copyright license, not for scientific accuracy, then edited it into a single long sentence and edited anything that the spell-checker marked as wrong until all that's left, at least with my dictionaries, is one word that is not visible unless you scroll down within the spell-check dialog.
Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-07-21 14:38:41 UTC
Ok, thank you for your explanation, I see the point. It's a valid enhancement request.

Best regards. JBF