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Turning Off AutoFormat and AutoCorrect

By default, OpenOffice.org automatically corrects many common typing errors and applies formatting while you type.

  • To quickly undo an automatic correction or completion, press Command +Z.

  • To turn off most AutoFormat features, remove the check mark from the menu Format - AutoFormat - While Typing.

To remove a word from the AutoCorrect list:

  1. Choose Tools - AutoCorrect.

  2. Click the Replace tab.

  3. In the AutoCorrect list, select the word pair that you want to remove.

  4. Click Delete.

To stop replacing quotation marks:

  1. Choose Tools - AutoCorrect.

  2. Click the Custom Quotes tab

  3. Clear the Replace check box(es).

To stop capitalizing the first letter of a sentence:

  1. Choose Tools - AutoCorrect.

  2. Click the Options tab.

  3. Clear the Capitalize first letter of every sentence check box.

To stop drawing a line when you type three identical characters:

OpenOffice.org automatically draws a line when you type three of the following characters and press Enter: - _ = * ~ #

  1. Choose Tools - AutoCorrect.

  2. Click the Options tab.

  3. Clear the Apply border check box.

Using AutoText

Drawing Lines in Text

Turning Number Recognition On or Off in Tables

Index

turning off automatic correction

text,turning off automatic correction

uppercase,changing to lowercase

capital letters,changing to small letters after periods

quotation marks,changing automatically

words,automatic replacement on/off

lines,automatic drawing on/off

underlining,quick

borders, automatic drawing on/off

automatic changes on/off

changes,automatic

AutoCorrect function,turning off

This help text for MAC OS X , published from the OpenOffice.org Help files Release 2.1 under the Public Documentation License 1.0.