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Auto-Complete

Postby dschmidt » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:42 pm

Hello,

we are trying to switch users to use OpenOffice instead of MS Word,our pilot group found a few things that are differnt for them, so i would like to know if we can do any changes

1. Date Autocomplete: In Word when you type "November" it automatically shows a Tip bubble with today's date where you can just press enter and it puts it in. can you turn that on in OpenOffice?

2. Also Word does Pharse completes for example if you type "To whom" it will have a bubble come up that complets it with "To whom it may concern". I only see Word completion but not sentences
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Re: Auto-Complete

Postby probe1 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:36 pm

1. no such thing. You can use my macro DateTime2 to assign to keyboard shortcuts, to insert date, time or a timestamp

2. Haven't seen that. Am alternative may be to use AutoTexts (see: Edit menu) for standard phrases.
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Re: Auto-Complete

Postby DrewJensen » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:39 pm

EDIT - OK you know about word completion.
You want to enable 'Word Completion' - you find information on this in the Writer Users Guide - a copy of which is on-line at
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wik ... completion

But look at this Autotext for the second part of the question:
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wik ... g_AutoText

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Re: Auto-Complete

Postby dschmidt » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:51 pm

With your Date/Time script can you set it up so that you it will put it in the long way like "November 27, 2007" instead of the 11-27-2007?

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Re: Auto-Complete

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:58 pm

Note that you can also use the AutoText feature for the date completion :
- Insert the Date field in the format you want (beware if you want it fixed or not).
- Select the inserted field, hit CTRL+F3 to open the AutoText dialog.
- Give a name, a shortcut and on the right, click AutoText>New.
Then, to insert the date, just type the shortcut and press F3.

Thanks to add '[Solved]' in your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
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Re: Auto-Complete

Postby probe1 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:42 pm

dschmidt wrote:With your Date/Time script can you set it up

Yes, you can.
Download DateTime2.sxw with installation and customization advice. To define YOUR desired format just change the format symbols at beginning of source code:
should be MMMM DD, YYYY for an English (American) locale.
To make sure: see F1 Help, search for "number format codes"
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