Turn off auto fill in of cells when typing

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Turn off auto fill in of cells when typing

Postby BobHelms » Fri May 15, 2009 7:48 am

How does one "turn off" the neat little function that wants to fill in the text you may be typing before you finish typing it? Or even better how do you clear the the area that this function is reading from? If you have typed in the wrong data somewhere previously it then tries to use the wrong data to help you 'type ahead'. I'm sorry to ask simple questions like this, I normally reference the doc. Problem is I can't find the doc. In addition I need a primer on how to use the 'TAB' key versus the 'right arrow' or shift 'left arrow' keys, so can somebody point me in the right direction(s)? TIA for all your help.
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Re: Another "How does it work?" question.

Postby Villeroy » Fri May 15, 2009 9:22 am

It's convenient for input of repetitive text values in the same column. Under menu:Tools>Cell Contents>Auto Input you can turn this off.
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Re: Turn off auto fill in of cells when typing

Postby acknak » Fri May 15, 2009 6:27 pm

Calc's "AutoInput" feature is using other values in the same column to provide possible completions, so, if you're seeing incorrect values, you may want to correct them where they appear elsewhere in the column. As Villeroy points out, the feature is useful to help you enter repeated items consistently.

As for the help, open Calc first, then you should find it from the menu, under Help > OOo Help, or press F1.

Select the "Index" tab, then enter "auto" in the "Search term" box. You should see the topic list scroll to match your typing. Double click the topic "AutoInput function on/off". On that page, you'll also see a hyperlink to a related topic, "Tools - Cell Contents - AutoInput", which has all the details on using the feature.
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