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How do I switch off auto complete when entering data? Keep having to delete and re-enter. [closed]

asked 2017-07-28 14:43:11 +0100

antelope gravatar image

New to Libre Office. As I enter numbers of text, Calc keeps trying to enter something similar that i entered ages ago. Driving me nuts.

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answered 2017-07-28 18:50:25 +0100

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You will find the HELP command useful in learning how to use LibO functions, as well as the documentation. For example, the help entry for " AutoComplete, see also AutoCorrect/AutoInput" This will point you to the following entry.

Turning Off AutoCorrect

The AutoCorrect settings are applied when you press the Space bar after you enter a word. To turn on or to turn off the AutoCorrect feature, in LibreOffice Calc choose Tools - Cell Contents - AutoInput, and in LibreOffice Writer choose Format - AutoCorrect - While Typing. To apply the AutoCorrect settings to an entire text document, choose Format - AutoCorrect - Apply.

Hope that helps.Peter

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Thanks. Actually those help instructions are wrong. However in Calc, I found 'autoinput' listed under Tools at the top level, and it toggles on and off. That's done the trick.

Cheers David

antelope gravatar imageantelope ( 2017-07-29 11:05:18 +0100 )edit
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answered 2017-10-19 18:14:20 +0100

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And the LO Writer answer is of course wrong too. To eliminate Autocomplete in LO Writer, it's: Tools>AutoCorrect>AutoCorrect Options>Word Completion>Uncheck "Enable Word Completion">Hit "Okay." It's unclear to me whether that choice will apply only to the document within which you're working or to all documents you create or work with.

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