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[Solved] How to turn off spellcheck (or capitalization)?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:20 pm
by Jeff Root
I used Open Office Writer for several months to edit a book.
It was published in December. At the start of that project I
must have turned off the spelling checker because I do not
recall being annoyed by it.

Now I am attempting to use Open Office Calc for the first time.
I used MS Excel many years ago and remember a little bit about
how it worked. But the very first thing I tried to do in Calc failed.

I want to put the letter "i" in the second cell of the first row.
Calc won't let me do it. It thinks I meant the word "I", so as soon
as I go to another cell, or type a space, it capitalizes the letter.

How do I turn off the spelling checker in Calc?

Edit: Okay, I just tested Writer, and find that even though the
spelling checker seems to be turned off, it changes lower-case
i into capital I, as well. I didn't run into that problem while
editing the book, naturally enough.

So, what do I need to turn off?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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Re: How to turn off spellcheck?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:03 pm
by RusselB
I'm going to suggest Tools -> Options -> Language Settings -> Writing Aids -> Options -> Check Capitalization

Re: How to turn off spellcheck?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:51 pm
by Jeff Root
That sure seems like the logical place, but I find that I had already
unchecked all of the checkboxes in the "Options" window, including
"Check capitalization".

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

Re: How to turn off spellcheck?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:34 pm
by MrProgrammer
Jeff Root wrote:I want to put the letter "i" in the second cell of the first row. Calc won't let me do it. It thinks I meant the word "I", so as soon as I go to another cell, or type a space, it capitalizes the letter.
Uncheck Tools → Cell Contents → AutoInput
Uncheck Tools → Autocorrect options → Options → Capitalize first letter of every sentence
While you're there, review and uncheck any other options you don't want. Use the Help button to learn what they do.

Jeff Root wrote:Now I am attempting to use Open Office Calc for the first time.
[Tutorial] Ten concepts that every Calc user should know

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Re: How to turn off spellcheck?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:11 pm
by Villeroy
Tools>Contents>AutoInput is a global option for all spreadsheets.
The AutoCorrect options apply to all components of the entire suite.
Every snippet of document text has a language attribute so you can edit multi-lingual documents. There is also a language named "[None]".

If you want to turn off most AutoCorrect options and spell checking for all spreadsheet document while using the features in Writer & Co:
Create a new spreadsheet
Tools>Options>LanguageSettings>Languages: Set Western Language to [None] and check "Current Document Only".
Without text language, most of the AutoCorrect options do not apply anymore.

menu:File>Templates>Save... and save it under some name in the templates repository.
menu:File>Templates>Organize... select the new template and make it the default template using the [Command] drop down.
Now you get a new document from this instance whenever you create a new spreadsheet.

Re: How to turn off spellcheck?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:16 am
by Jeff Root
MrProgrammer wrote:Uncheck Tools → Cell Contents → AutoInput
Uncheck Tools → Autocorrect options → Options → Capitalize first letter of every sentence

The second line doesn't do it. I found that I need to uncheck:

Tools → Autocorrect Options → Options → Use replacement table

I could instead remove the i/I pair from the replacement table.

While editing the book I did find it a nice feature that two hyphens
were replaced by a long dash. Otherwise, I don't think I got any
use out of it. So far, the author, his wife, and I haven't found any
typos, so not using the spelling checker seems to have worked ok.


Good stuff.

Thanks, everyone.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis
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