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Select the options for automatically correcting errors as you type, and then click OK.

Choose Tools - AutoCorrect Options - Options tab

When in Writer: In text documents, you can choose to apply the AutoCorrect corrections while you type [T], or only when you modify existing text [M] with Format - AutoCorrect - Apply.

Note.png When you choose to modify existing text with all options deselected, still all "Default" paragraph styles will be converted to "Text body" styles.

Use replacement table

If you type a letter combination that matches a shortcut in the replacement table, the letter combination is replaced with the replacement text.

Correct TWo INitial CApitals

If you type two uppercase letters at the beginning of a "WOrd", the second uppercase letter is automatically replaced with a lowercase letter.

Capitalize first letter of every sentence.

Capitalizes the first letter of every sentence.

When in Calc:

Note.png The first letter in a Calc cell will never be capitalized automatically.

Automatic *bold* and _underline_

Automatically applies bold formatting to text enclosed by asterisks (*), and underline to text enclosed by underscores ( _ ), for example, *bold*. The asterisks and underscores are not displayed after the formatting is applied.

Note.png This feature does not work if the formatting characters * or _ are entered with an Input Method Editor.

URL Recognition

Automatically creates a hyperlink when you type a URL.

Replace Dashes

Replaces one or two hyphens with a long dash (see the following table).

Text will be replaced after you type a trailing white space (space, tab, or return). In the following table, the A and B represent text consisting of letters A to z or digits 0 to 9.

Text that you type: Result that you get:
A - B (A, space, minus, space, B) A – B (A, space, en-dash, space, B)
A -- B (A, space, minus, minus, space, B) A – B (A, space, en-dash, space, B)
A--B (A, minus, minus, B) A—B (A, em-dash, B)
(see note below the table)
A-B (A, minus, B) A-B (unchanged)
A -B (A, space, minus, B) A -B (unchanged)
A --B (A, space, minus, minus, B) A –B (A, space, en-dash, B)
Note.png If the text has the Hungarian or Finnish language attribute, then two hyphens in the sequence A--B are replaced by an en-dash instead of an em-dash.

When in Writer: Delete spaces and tabs at beginning and end of paragraph

When in Writer: Removes spaces and tabs at the beginning of a paragraph. To use this option, the Apply Styles option must also be selected.

When in Writer: Delete blanks and tabs at end and start of lines

When in Writer: Removes spaces and tabs at the beginning of each line. To use this option, the Apply Styles option must also be selected.

Ignore double spaces

Replaces two or more consecutive spaces with a single space.

When in Writer: Apply numbering - symbol

When in Writer: Automatically creates a numbered list when you press Enter at the end of a line that starts with a number followed by a period, a space, and text. If a line starts with a hyphen (-), a plus sign (+), or an asterisk (*), followed by a space, and text, a bulleted list is created when you press Enter.

When in Writer: To cancel automatic numbering when you press Enter at the end of a line that starts with a numbering symbol, press Enter again.

When in Writer:

Tip.png The automatic numbering option is only applied to paragraphs that are formatted with the "Default", "Text body", or "Text body indent" paragraph style.

When in Writer: === Apply border ===

Automatically applies a border at the base of the preceding paragraph when you type three or more specific characters, and then press Enter. To create a single line, type three or more hyphens (-), or underscores ( _ ), and then press Enter. To create a double line, type three or more equal signs (=), asterisks (*), tildes (~), or hash marks (#), and then press Enter.

To delete the created line, click the paragraph above the line, choose Format - Paragraph - Borders, delete the bottom border.

The following table summarizes the line thickness for the different characters:

{=== When in Writer: Create table ===

When in Writer: Creates a table when you press Enter after typing a series of hyphens (-) or tabs separated by plus signs, that is, +------+---+. Plus signs indicate column dividers, while hyphens and tabs indicate the width of a column.

When in Writer: +-----------------+---------------+------+

When in Writer: Apply Styles

When in Writer: Automatically replaces the "Default" paragraph style with the Heading 1 to Heading 8 paragraph styles. To apply the Heading 1 paragraph style, type the text that you want to use as a heading (without a period), and then press Enter twice. To apply a sub-heading, press Tab one or more times, type the text (without a period), and then press Enter.

When in Writer: Remove blank paragraphs

When in Writer: Removes empty paragraphs from the current document when you choose Format - AutoCorrect - Apply.

When in Writer: Replace Custom Styles

When in Writer: Replaces the custom paragraph styles in the current document with the "Default", the "Text Body", or the "Text Body Indent" paragraph style.

When in Writer: Replace bullets with

When in Writer: Converts paragraphs that start with a hyphen (-), a plus sign (+), or an asterisk (*) directly followed by a space or a tab, to bulleted lists. This option only works on paragraphs that are formatted with the "Default", "Text Body", or "Text Body Indent" paragraph styles. To change the bullet style that is used, select this option, and then click Edit.

When in Writer: Combine single line paragraphs if length greater than ...

When in Writer: Combines consecutive single-line paragraphs into a single paragraph. This option only works on paragraphs that use the "Default" paragraph style. If a paragraph is longer than the specified length value, the paragraph is combined with the next paragraph. To enter a different length value, select the option, and then click Edit.

When in Writer: Edit

When in Writer: Modifies the selected AutoCorrect option.