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How do you prevent -- from being auto-corrected to an em-dash [closed]

asked 2017-03-09 14:50:04 +0200

uihdff gravatar image

updated 2020-09-27 13:37:06 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Using version (x64)

How do you prevent Writer from autocorrecting two dashes to an em dash ?

I'm trying to write:

iptables -I INPUT -i vlan2 -m state --state NEW -j DROP

But it keeps getting autocorrected to:

  iptables -I INPUT    -i vlan2  -m state  <em dash>state NEW  -j DROP
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answered 2017-03-09 15:27:30 +0200

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create a Paragraph-style with Locale `None' inside Font-settings, and use that Parastyle for this Input.

→→Styles→Paragraphstyles →→New…

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answered 2017-03-09 21:14:17 +0200

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updated 2017-03-09 21:15:43 +0200

Tools > AutoCorrect Options > Replace ... - remove it if there.

Tools > AutoCorrect Options > Options ... - untick Replace dashes

Click the Help button on the pop-up for more information.

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Yes, but maybe you need this autocorrection in other context…

karolus gravatar imagekarolus ( 2017-03-09 22:34:21 +0200 )edit

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