[Solved] Irritating Automatic Features of Writer

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[Solved] Irritating Automatic Features of Writer

Postby kerry71 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:19 pm

How do I get Open Office writer:

1) to stop automatically completing words I'm typing, whether or not they're the actual words I want?

2) to cease hightlighting what it sees as misspelled and foreign words for which I long ago confirmed the correct spelling. Each time I open any given document, the system highlights them.

I've poked around on the various language options a few times and can't seem to freeze these pesky and unnecessary features.

Thanks!
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Re: Irritating Automatic Features of Writer

Postby Villeroy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:07 pm

menu:Tools>AutoCorrect Options... tab "Auto Complete"
The standard toolbar has a button to turn off autmatic spell checking.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Irritating Automatic Features of Writer

Postby kerry71 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:06 pm

Viele danke! That seems to have done the trick.
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Re: [Solved] Irritating Automatic Features of Writer

Postby John_Ha » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:03 am

See [Tutorial] Automatic functions in Writer - enable / disable

kerry71 wrote:2) to cease highlighting what it sees as misspelled and foreign words for which I long ago confirmed the correct spelling. Each time I open any given document, the system highlights them.

AOO only remembers your acceptances while the document is open. To remember them permanently click Add, and add the words to your user dictionary.
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See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the Writer guide.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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