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typing dash dash spacebar gives the date April 6 2017

asked 2018-01-23 17:52:49 +0200

foresterjoe gravatar image

Using Libreoffice on Windows 10 with the font set to Times New Roman.

When I type in -- and then hit the space bar to make the two dashes a solid line, a date of April 6 2017 is inserted into the document. if I hit a cntl-z to undo, the two dashes are visible, but not the space afterwards. I noticed this behavior with version 5.4.1 and upgrading to did not fix it.

This seems to be a windows only bug. When running Libreoffice on Ubuntu 16.04.3, the bug does not occur

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answered 2018-01-23 18:04:20 +0200

foresterjoe gravatar image

The issue was in Auto correct. Somehow the auto correct setting for -- space was set to that specific date in the user settings. Going to tools--> AutoCorrect-->AutoCorrect options and setting the -- space to a long dash was all that was needed.

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