[Solved] How do turn off AutoCorrect on 3 dots

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[Solved] How do turn off AutoCorrect on 3 dots

Postby firestorm31 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:53 am

How do I turn off autocorrect when i type 3 dots and it becomes a single character containing 3 dots?
Last edited by firestorm31 on Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:18 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: how do turn off autocorrect on 3 dots

Postby RusselB » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:49 am

I'm going to say to look in your Auto-Correct settings.
I can't verify that this is where you need to look, as I don't get a single character containing 3 dots when I type 3 dots.
This may be due to a difference in the language files that are being used, as I use the file for Canadian English.
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Re: How do turn off AutoCorrect on 3 dots

Postby John_Ha » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:50 am

Tools > AutoCorrect Options > Replace. It's the second one in my list - it is an ellipsis. Highlight it > Delete.
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Re: [Solved] How do turn off AutoCorrect on 3 dots

Postby firestorm31 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:48 am

I made this thread 5 years ago. so I was remiss in saying thanx for the tip. apparently the updates restored the ellipsis.

it works again!

lol!

btw, what's the purpose of the ellipsis?
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Re: [Solved] How do turn off AutoCorrect on 3 dots

Postby robleyd » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:10 am

An ellipsis (plural ellipses; from the Ancient Greek: ἔλλειψις, élleipsis, 'omission' or 'falling short') is a series of dots (typically three, such as "…") that usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipsis
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Re: [Solved] How do turn off AutoCorrect on 3 dots

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:06 am

It might also be used in reported conversation when a speaker does not finish a sentence and allows his voice to trail off, or to mark a pause for thought on part of the speaker, he then continuing his sentence
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