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Automatically auto-correct after Copy/Paste

asked 2014-02-28 17:48:38 +0100

Bryan Neff gravatar image

Hey everyone. I'm looking for a way to get LibreOffice Calc to autocorrect automatically when copying from one document to another. So far, I've gone into autocorrect options under tools and have input what I want corrected to what, but it does not automatically do this after copying pasting... So here's an example:

I have set in Tools > AutoCorrect a setting of : 'Replace Polyvinyl Chloride' with 'PVC'.

I then have a calc open with a list that has several fields of Polyvinyl Chloride. I highlight them and copy, then paste into another calc fields. What I -want- is for this column to automatically translate Polyvinyl Chloride into PVC. Currently it just keeps it as Polyvinyl Chloride, and only makes the change if I type it in manually.

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answered 2015-04-03 00:27:00 +0100

jws gravatar image

You asked this a year ago, so perhaps you're not still around - but I found your unanswered question when I had the same question for a different reason ... I have a set of autocorrect to "correct" American spellings like honor to British spellings like honour. When I paste American text into my British document, autocorrect does not work, just like you found.

After not finding any answers to your and my question, I looked around in Writer and found that you can go to the Format menu: Format -> Autocorrect -> Apply after you've done the paste, and it applies the autocorrect to the document, including what you just pasted.

So it does not happen as you paste, but it's still a lot better than not doing it at all.

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Asked: 2014-02-28 17:48:38 +0100

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