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unwanted ellipsis [closed]

asked 2016-04-08 18:08:21 +0100

Greebo39 gravatar image

updated 2020-09-03 01:06:15 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am currently using LibreOffice Version: under Ubuntu 15.10

Up until recently I have had no real problems with an ellipsis apart from producing one when I want one. Unfortunately the situation seems to have been reversed recently, presumably due to some update, to the extent that any attempt to produce a string of periods seems to result in an ellipsis every three dots (or periods)

I want control over this behaviour and I have more use for strings of periods, full stops or dots than I have for unwarranted ellipsis(es?).

Anyone have a solution for this ellipsis anarchy?

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answered 2016-04-08 21:17:25 +0100

ajlittoz gravatar image

Looks like an AutoCorrect replacement rule.

I found rule .*... -> which replaces any sequence of 3 dots following a "word" (without space) by an ellipsis. You can erase it or replace it through menu Tools->AutoCorrect options, Replace tab (the first on the left).

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Thanks! That did the trick once I deleted the right Replacement Table entry!! I'd looked there before posing this question but couldn't see the wood for the trees, and ended up deleting the wrong thing -- with no noticeable effect, unsurprisingly.

I still don't know why an update would have triggered the errant behaviour compared to the previous state of affairs, but c'est la vie!

Greebo39 gravatar imageGreebo39 ( 2016-04-11 17:51:26 +0100 )edit

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