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asked 2013-10-01 05:43:36 +0200

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I know you can disable automatic capitalization for certain words, but I'm having a few specific problems with capitalization that are driving me crazy:

  1. When writing a scientific document, I often have to use the lower-case letter "i". I still want Writer to capitalize it, but is there a way to set writer to ignore the letter if I delete it and retype it? For instance, I would type the letter "i" and writer changes it to "I". I then hit backspace twice to delete it and type "i" again. This time it should ignore the "i" like it does in Word or other similar programs.
  2. I know you can disable auto correction or capitalization of certain words, but it seems I'm running into a problem where Writer is automatically making a letter lowercase that doesn't exist in the rules. For an example, I can't type the two capital letters P and K, followed by a subscript "a" without writer trying to make the capital K lowercase. I can't find a solution besides selecting the letter and making it uppercase explicitly. This takes a lot of time.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
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I have this almost exact problem which I posted in this forum. The letter "i" is before a "-" is always auto-capitalized. It does not happen with any other letter before a "-". Must be a bug, or a very stupid feature.

AlvinKho gravatar imageAlvinKho ( 2013-11-22 21:21:49 +0200 )edit
manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-11-22 23:09:33 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-10-01 10:34:31 +0200

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I am not sure you can change anything in the settings that will assist with Q1. You can however change your workflow to obtain what you require. After typing "i ", rather than pressing backspace twice, press left arrow and then backspace. Now when you type "i" it will remain at the beginning of the sentence. You can alter Tools > AutoCorrect Options... > Options tab > uncheck the "[M]" selection for the Capitalise first letter of every sentence option. This will prevent later alterations from changing any leading capital to an uppercase.

For Q2: Tools > AutoCorrect Options... > Exceptions tab > add "KPa" to the Words with TWo INitial CApitals list.

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