From Tue Oct 16 12:53:01 2012 Return-Path: X-Original-To: Delivered-To: Received: from ( []) by (Postfix) with SMTP id 7068AD80A for ; Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:53:01 +0000 (UTC) Received: (qmail 88019 invoked by uid 500); 16 Oct 2012 12:53:01 -0000 Delivered-To: Received: (qmail 87571 invoked by uid 500); 16 Oct 2012 12:52:55 -0000 Mailing-List: contact; run by ezmlm Precedence: bulk List-Help: List-Unsubscribe: List-Post: List-Id: Reply-To: Delivered-To: mailing list Received: (qmail 87507 invoked by uid 99); 16 Oct 2012 12:52:53 -0000 Received: from (HELO ( by (qpsmtpd/0.29) with ESMTP; Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:52:53 +0000 X-ASF-Spam-Status: No, hits=2.2 required=5.0 tests=HTML_MESSAGE,RCVD_IN_DNSWL_NONE,SPF_PASS X-Spam-Check-By: Received-SPF: pass ( domain of designates as permitted sender) Received: from [] (HELO ( by (qpsmtpd/0.29) with ESMTP; Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:52:45 +0000 Received: from (ff-bigip1 []) by (Postfix) with SMTP id CCCCC1DBFFB for ; Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:52:22 +0000 (UTC) X-Panda: scanned! X-Session-Marker: 726F646C6F636B776F6F644070726F766964652E6E6574 X-Filterd-Recvd-Size: 5350 Received: from bookofshadows.lockwood ( []) (Authenticated sender: by (Postfix) with ESMTPA for ; Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:52:22 +0000 (UTC) Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=----------bnJ7XmGL9cvSq5XJB3wW5I Reply-To: To: "OpenOffice Users Mailing List" Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:52:20 -0400 Subject: AutoCorrect suggestion MIME-Version: 1.0 From: "Rod Lockwood" Message-ID: User-Agent: Opera Mail/12.02 (Win32) X-Virus-Checked: Checked by ClamAV on ------------bnJ7XmGL9cvSq5XJB3wW5I Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed; delsp=yes Content-Transfer-Encoding: Quoted-Printable I run a Pok=C3=A9mon fan site and have been creating some tables and ref= erence = files recently. Because the game originates in Japan I have to use = Japanese words and names using Romaji. In order to efficiently type in t= he = vowels using the macron, I decided to add them to AutoCorrect > Replace.= = While this works for stand-alone characters, I found it does not work = within words. I realize that it is set up that way because the AutoCorre= ct = is intended for correcting words, not individual characters within words= . This may be fine if you are creating the entire work in one language or = = the other where you can enter individual words that you know are going t= o = be used. But if you are using random words or names from another languag= e = you need to be flexible and correct only the single character that needs= = to be entered. However, you would need to be able to do this without = destroying the normal behavior of the AutoCorrect feature. I think I have a solution though. The backslash is often used as an esca= pe = character in regular expressions. So why not use it in AutoCorrect to = indicate that it should correct only a single character without followin= g = it up with a space? In my case I could enter /-o to indicate that it = should be corrected to =C5=8D without following it with a space. So that= , as I = type, N/-o, /-Osagi, and An/-oka would become N=C5=8D, =C5=8Csagi, and A= n=C5=8Dka = respectively. (I made up the last two words on the fly just to give = examples). As with using regular expressions in Find/Replace, the double backslash = = would be used to automatically indicate a single backslash, if it became= a = problem. For me this would be a small sacrifice for the convenience of = entering custom characters on the fly. Others may not think so though, b= ut = I thought I would bring it up anyway. -- = Rod Lockwood ------------bnJ7XmGL9cvSq5XJB3wW5I Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary=----------bnJ7XmGL9cvSq5SjZh8ShU ------------bnJ7XmGL9cvSq5SjZh8ShU Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Content-ID: Content-Transfer-Encoding: Quoted-Printable