Disabling Automatic Formatting

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==Turning off automatic word completion== ==Turning off automatic word completion==
-# From the '''Tools''' menu, choose '''AutoCorrect...'''.+# From the {{menu|Tools}} menu, choose {{menu|AutoCorrect...}}.
-# Next, if it is not already selected, choose the '''Word Completion''' tab from the top of the window.+# Next, if it is not already selected, choose the {{section|Word Completion}} tab from the top of the window.
-# Make sure that '''Enable word completion''' is unchecked.+# Make sure that {{prefName|Enable word completion}} is unchecked.
-# Press '''OK''' at the bottom of the window.+# Press {{button|OK}} at the bottom of the window to save your changes.
==Turning off other automatic formatting== ==Turning off other automatic formatting==
-You can disable other common auto-formatting annoyances in the same '''AutoCorrect/AutoFormat''' dialogue.+You can disable other common auto-formatting annoyances in the same {{window|AutoCorrect}} window.
-# From the '''Tools''' menu, choose '''AutoCorrect...'''.+# From the {{menu|Tools}} menu, choose {{menu|AutoCorrect...}}.
-# Choose the '''Options''' tab from the top of the window.+# Choose the {{section|Options}} tab from the top of the window.
-# Un-check '''Apply numbering - symbol: •''', for instance, to disable automatic list numbering.+# Un-check {{prefName|Apply numbering - symbol: •}}, for instance, to disable automatic list numbering.
-# Un-check '''Apply border''', for instance, to disable the transformation of a series of dashes, underscores, or asterisks into borders (lines).+# Un-check {{prefName|Apply border}}, for instance, to disable the transformation of a series of dashes, underscores, or asterisks into borders (lines).
#* Most of the other options are self-explanatory. #* Most of the other options are self-explanatory.
-# Press '''OK''' at the bottom of the window to save your changes.+# Press {{button|OK}} at the bottom of the window to save your changes.
 + 
 +==Turning off automatic number-to-date formatting in tables==
 + 
 +# From the {{menu|NeoOffice}} menu, choose {{menu|Preferences}}.
 +# Expand the disclosure triangle next to "NeoOffice Writer" (if it is not already expanded).
 +# Click on the "Table" item
 +# In the {{section|Input in tables}} section, uncheck the {{prefName|Number recognition}} checkbox.
 +# Press {{button|OK}} at the bottom of the window to save your changes.
==Turning off all automatic formatting== ==Turning off all automatic formatting==
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==Related External Links== ==Related External Links==
[http://www.taming-openoffice-org.com/general/setup-ooo.htm Setting up OOo to Suit the Way I Work] by Jean Hollis Weber <br> [http://www.taming-openoffice-org.com/general/setup-ooo.htm Setting up OOo to Suit the Way I Work] by Jean Hollis Weber <br>
-[http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000185 Configuring OpenOffice.org Writer] by Bruce Byfield+[http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000185 Configuring OpenOffice.org Writer] by Bruce Byfield<br>
 +[http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/FAQ/Writer/AutomaticFunctions/How_do_I_turn_off_automatic_correction_and_formatting%3F How do I turn off automatic correction and formatting?] in the OpenOffice.org wiki
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Turning off automatic word completion

  1. From the Tools menu, choose AutoCorrect....
  2. Next, if it is not already selected, choose the Word Completion tab from the top of the window.
  3. Make sure that Enable word completion is unchecked.
  4. Press OK at the bottom of the window to save your changes.

Turning off other automatic formatting

You can disable other common auto-formatting annoyances in the same AutoCorrect window.

  1. From the Tools menu, choose AutoCorrect....
  2. Choose the Options tab from the top of the window.
  3. Un-check Apply numbering - symbol: •, for instance, to disable automatic list numbering.
  4. Un-check Apply border, for instance, to disable the transformation of a series of dashes, underscores, or asterisks into borders (lines).
    • Most of the other options are self-explanatory.
  5. Press OK at the bottom of the window to save your changes.

Turning off automatic number-to-date formatting in tables

  1. From the NeoOffice menu, choose Preferences.
  2. Expand the disclosure triangle next to "NeoOffice Writer" (if it is not already expanded).
  3. Click on the "Table" item
  4. In the Input in tables section, uncheck the Number recognition checkbox.
  5. Press OK at the bottom of the window to save your changes.

Turning off all automatic formatting

To turn off the AutoFormat feature entirely, open the Format menu, then the AutoFormat sub-menu, and select (un-check) the While Typing option.

Turning off auto-completion in Calc

To turn off auto-completion in Calc, open the Tools menu, then the Cell Contents sub-menu, and select (un-check) the Autoinput item.

Reverting automatic formatting on a “one-time” basis

You can also revert most auto-formatting (including the conversion of straight quotes into curly quotes, e.g., for use in measurements, 3") on a time-by-time basis by pressing Cmd-Z (Undo) after the automatic formatting takes place, and your original text will re-appear.

Related External Links

Setting up OOo to Suit the Way I Work by Jean Hollis Weber
Configuring OpenOffice.org Writer by Bruce Byfield
How do I turn off automatic correction and formatting? in the OpenOffice.org wiki


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