Does O.O. correct multiply whitespace mistakes?

Asked by mikel


I recently installed ubuntu on my computer and noticed when I was writing a letter that O.O. did not correct my multiply whitespace mistakes.

Example: The letter A comes before the letter B.

Can anybody help me resolve with this problem?

Thank you in advance

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Best Kevin Hunter (hunteke) said :

I am assuming that by O.O, you mean OpenOffice, yes? Assuming you mean OpenOffice Writer ...

I do not believe that OOo will correct that. Sometimes folks want multiple whitespaces, and/or (unfortunately) use them for formatting.

However, there are a couple places to check that may help you to become more comfortable with document writing in OOo:

View -> Nonprinting Characters
  - This will turn all characters that otherwise don't show up as black text. Things like paragraph ends, tabs as arrows, and spaces as dots. Don't worry, you can safely leave this option on, and those characters will not come out in the final product. They're just there to help you see what's happening

If you want more fine-grained control over the non-printing characters, such as if you just wanted to see spaces, take a look at Tools -> Options -> Writer -> Formatting Aids

Tools -> AutoCorrect
  - Has 5 tabs with different options and automatic corrections to what you might type. I might suggest you look at least at the options tab.



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mikel (mikelgraham1618) said :

Thank you Kevin for your reply :-)

The information that you provided me helped. I guess that I have been using Microsoft office too long and become accustomed to the way they do things.

Thank you again