LibreOffice is messing my work (slashes)

asked 2020-03-25 11:36:12 +0200

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updated 2020-03-25 14:48:41 +0200

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So whenever I type:


LibreOffice destroys it and the result transforms into this:


Who's the the nice person that decided “/\x/” should be replaced without being able to turn it off in autocorrect? Yes, I spent two hours disabling every format and autocorrect option, for nothing.

Thank God for giving us Microsoft Office.

EDIT ebot: housebroken

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If you don't edit your "question" immediately in an acceptable way, I will delete it.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2020-03-25 11:40:04 +0200 )edit

Before yelling and being offensive to the community, did you at least press F1 to display the built-in help which gives you the solution? Rude for rude, RTFM!

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-03-25 11:49:25 +0200 )edit

@ajlittoz: What about deletion?

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2020-03-25 12:00:15 +0200 )edit

Please don't delete this "question" that shows clearly that rudeness is very likely accompanied by other interesting personal characteristics: telling (yelling) "without being able to turn it off in autocorrect?" and "I spent two hours disabling every format and autocorrect option, FOR NOTHING", and didn't see the obvious thing (not to mention how correct @ajlittoz is about looking into help, or how useful is just to ask politely):

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Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-03-25 12:20:22 +0200 )edit

At least OP uses correct his/her signature placement - at the end of the post.

SM_Riga gravatar imageSM_Riga ( 2020-03-25 13:13:35 +0200 )edit
Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2020-03-25 14:46:32 +0200 )edit

@ebot: do you think it appropriate to keep editing others' posts in ways that make all the comments look irrelevant? You both edited the wording (which might be checked in history), and tags (that are not reflected there). Thank you very much! It could be a good example how not to do; now it's just some mess.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-03-25 14:57:15 +0200 )edit

@Mike Kanganski, thanks for your inquiry. First of all: I really appreciate you and the other commentators, especially the professional qualifications and statements. The FAQ on the Ask page ( says "What should I avoid in my answers?" the text "Ask LibreOffice is a question and answer site - it is not a discussion group. Please avoid holding debates in your answers as they tend to dilute the essense of questions and answers. For the brief discussions please use commenting facility." I was, and still am, of the opinion that the Ask page serves, as you mostly do, to give the best possible answers. I do not believe that individuals who ask questions in an outrageous tone and use vocabulary that does not belong here should be pilloried or highlighted as a bad example. I am sorry if I have contributed to restlessness with my corrections ...(more)

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2020-03-25 15:51:31 +0200 )edit


I ask no resentment against me, I am not against those who laboriously sacrifice their time here every day. Peace!

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2020-03-25 15:51:45 +0200 )edit

I am not against those who…

Yes, you are. You're the one who keeps on undermining any effort to impose minimum discipline here. You're the one who fosters morons that don't RTFM/STFW, don't make a slightest effort to ask good questions.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-03-25 20:26:50 +0200 )edit