[Solved] How do I stop OOo from predicting text

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[Solved] How do I stop OOo from predicting text

Postby Bigbaka » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:46 am

For some reason in open office whenever i type I always get blue boxes coming up in front of me suggesting text. I'm not really sure if this is an OOo thing, or coming from some other program, but it is quite irritating. If I press enter on any piece of suggested text it puts that whole word into the document, which on occasion can mean I accidentally get a completely different word to what I intended. While I guess it is designed to make typing potentially faster, my typing is already quite quick and I find the suggestions to simply be a nuisance that distracts me from the actual word I intend to write. I would love to be able to turn this feature off, but after much googling I couldn't find anything about this.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: How do I stop OOo from predicting text

Postby Villeroy » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:25 pm

Ctrl+Tab lets you select the wanted entry in the word completion list. Esc cancels the suggestion for now.
You get more control over this feature and you can turn it off in Tools>AutoCorrect, tab:Word Completion
I find it not annoying when used as tool-tip.
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