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automatic superscripting in a date [closed]

asked 2012-08-19 10:08:25 +0200

SteveH_66 gravatar image

updated 2020-07-20 09:44:59 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi all, in past versions of Libre Office, Writer would automatically superscript the th or rd or st after the day in a date. So August 19th, 2012 looked like August 19th, 2012. Anyone know how I can get that behavior back? I kind of liked it. Thanks, Steve

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answered 2012-09-17 20:42:07 +0200

horst gravatar image

There is/was an issue in LO 3.6.x.x with this. Bug 32784, Bug 44293.

I don't know if it will be resolved in 3.6.2.x. It works in 3.5.x.x

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Apparently a regression in LibreOffice Works fine (for me, on WinXP) in LibreOffice (RC1) – English and French. At the moment: fdo#32784fdo#54405.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-09-17 22:00:30 +0200 )edit

Identified–that's → Bug 38242 - format ordinal number suffix not auto-correcting (Fixed in LibreOffice 3.6.2). @horst: Maybe, you want to adjust your bug triage... :)

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-09-18 00:35:09 +0200 )edit

manj_k your are sort of right. It works in 3.6.2RC fine. Tested it today.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2012-09-18 21:48:23 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-08-19 10:25:12 +0200

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updated 2012-08-19 10:26:02 +0200


Please have a look at this link Format ordinal number suffixes. That should resolve your issue.

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answered 2012-09-17 14:36:36 +0200

SternByName gravatar image

This is a bug for me too, on two separate machines, both MS Windows, LibreOffice PS Where is the 'commenting tool' we are supposed to use?

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manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-09-17 22:07:02 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-08-31 03:13:26 +0200

Wonkin gravatar image

Have tried this without sucess. Any other suggestions.

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Menu Format → AutoCorrect → ☑ While Typing enabled?

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-08-31 09:25:51 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-09-30 00:56:07 +0200

SteveH_66 gravatar image

updated 2012-09-30 01:05:14 +0200

None of those solutions work, the closest one was the one with the bug reference even though it talked mainly about Linux. After I changed languages from Default - English[US] to English[US], it would correct some of the ordinal numbers when i opened the document up, didn't correct them as i typed though. I went back to Default-English[US] in my language settings. I will just use the shortcut keys for superscript text until they get on this bug and fix it. Thanks

P.S. - the checkboxes for [M] and [T] in AutoCorrect popup window Localized Options were already checked. As another user said, tried unchecking them, restarting, rechecking, restarting - didn't work.

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which version are you using? The fix is only available in a pre release and which are not intended for standard use. 3.5.6 is a normal relaese that works.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2012-09-30 03:19:46 +0200 )edit

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