I use the “Autocorrect while typing” feature fairly extensively, especially for triggering em-dash and en-dash replacements. However, it seems that a punctuation mark prevents the autocorrect action from triggering. For example:
...here is some text--with an aside!--that would result in...
What I want to happen, is to get this result:
…here is some text—with an aside!—that would result in…
But what I get instead is this:
…here is some text—with an aside!–that would result in…
Note the second (desired!) em-dash is not “autocorrected”.
I have looked in the autocorrect options themselves, as well as at the programme’s “
Tools > Customise...” and “
Tools > Options...” settings, but I can find nothing to modify this behaviour. Am I beat? or is there a way of modifying this pattern?
(My current work-around is to leave out the punctuation, keep typing, and return to insert it once the autocorrect has taken place. This is a bit clunky, of course. I’m using LO 22.214.171.124, FWIW.)
Thanks for any help with this!