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How do I wholly and fully disable autocorrections, spell checking and grammar checking in Writer? [closed]

asked 2018-03-09 14:45:48 +0100

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updated 2020-11-28 01:17:18 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

How do I fully and wholly and without exception completely disable all spellchecking, autocorrecting and automatic modifications of any and all writing that I do in Writer, all throughout the application, in every context?

I need full control over my document without Writer trying to change the syntax, spelling or structure for me.

Thanks in advance

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answered 2018-03-09 15:10:55 +0100

Kruno gravatar image

updated 2018-03-19 12:33:16 +0100

Think what you're looking for is ToolsOptionsLanguage settingsWriting aids and deselect everything. Next wold be ToolsAutocorrection and deselect While writing.

Think that should be enough.

Just curious: why would you like to do that? I don't think that grammar checking is that much intrusive and might be helpful actually. If you have many words that are not in spell check dictionary, you could add them to custom dictionary. It's also possible to tone down grammar checking.

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Thanks a lot for the answer, that worked perfectly. I really appreciate you taking the time to help. :-)

As for why I needed this, I just don't think that autocorrect is a very effective tool. I'd rather run a check after finishing writing rather than having to deal with incorrect corrections forced on me throughout the writing process. It really disrupts the flow.

But again, thanks a lot!

give_me_my_control_back gravatar imagegive_me_my_control_back ( 2018-03-19 10:24:47 +0100 )edit

No problem. Glad I helped. Accept this answer if worked as other will then follow it more likely when having same problem. By accepting this answer you declare this question answered so others will not waste time offering suggestions when solution is provided. You can accept answer by clicking check mark on top left side of answer. Thanks.

Kruno gravatar imageKruno ( 2018-03-19 12:38:17 +0100 )edit

I tried to find some way to mark the question as answered before, but couldn't. How do I mark it as answered?

give_me_my_control_back gravatar imagegive_me_my_control_back ( 2018-03-22 12:32:00 +0100 )edit

It's easy to miss as check mark is pale, so you should 1) get to the top of my answer, 2) find my name and modification date (right side), 3) hold that position and just start to move to left until you find up and down handles (carrots) for up-voting and down-voting answer (currently holding number '1' between them and 4) just below down-voting handle is a pale check mark which will turn green on pressing - that's it.

Kruno gravatar imageKruno ( 2018-03-22 14:25:45 +0100 )edit

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