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No spellcheck on fields.

Does anyone know why fields with
      spelling errors are not checked by the spell checker in Writer?

      For example change the "User Name" to something blatantly
      incorrect and insert the "Author" field into a document. Do the
      same with a "Document Title".Dave
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Re: No spellcheck on fields

At 08:58 10/08/2019 +0100, Dave Barton wrote:
>Does anyone know why fields with spelling errors are not checked by
>the spell checker in Writer? For example change the "User Name" to
>something blatantly incorrect and insert the "Author" field into a
>document. Do the same with a "Document Title".

Some combination of (1) proper names - even document titles - are
frequently not dictionary words and (2) users are likely to have
taken particular care over entering the data for such fields and not
need the assistance of a spelling checker?

In the same way, most mail clients don't check the spelling of the
To: header of a message, even the "real name" part. And many - even
one well-known one - do not check the Subject: header. The spelling
checker I use with my mail client accepts "Dave" but won't
countenance "Barton".

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker


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Re: No spellcheck on fields

On 10.08.2019 09:33, Brian Barker wrote:At
      08:58 10/08/2019 +0100, Dave Barton wrote:Does anyone know why fields with spelling
        errors are not checked by the spell checker in Writer? For
        example change the "User Name" to something blatantly incorrect
        and insert the "Author" field into a document. Do the same with
        a "Document Title".Some combination of (1) proper names - even document titles - are
      frequently not dictionary words and (2) users are likely to have
      taken particular care over entering the data for such fields and
      not need the assistance of a spelling checker?What you say would be true in a perfect world, but in reality users
    (even careful ones) DO make mistakes. Are you saying that our
    developers are making a highly arrogant presumption that mistakes
    are NEVER made in user defined fields?In
      the same way, most mail clients don't check the spelling of the
      To: header of a message, even the "real name" part. And many -
      even one well-known one - do not check the Subject: header. The
      spelling checker I use with my mail client accepts "Dave" but
      won't countenance "Barton".Email headers are an entirely different beast and have nothing to do
    with Writer fields.I
      trust this helps.Brian BarkerDave
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Re: No spellcheck on fields

At 10:03 10/08/2019 +0100, Dave Barton wrote:

>On 10.08.2019 09:33, Brian Barker wrote:
>>At 08:58 10/08/2019 +0100, Dave Barton wrote:
>>>Does anyone know why fields with spelling errors are not checked
>>>by the spell checker in Writer? For example change the "User Name"
>>>to something blatantly incorrect and insert the "Author" field
>>>into a document. Do the same with a "Document Title".
>>
>>Some combination of (1) proper names - even document titles - are
>>frequently not dictionary words and (2) users are likely to have
>>taken particular care over entering the data for such fields and
>>not need the assistance of a spelling checker?
>
>What you say would be true in a perfect world, but in reality users
>(even careful ones) DO make mistakes.

I didn't suggest otherwise. See my word "likely".

>Are you saying that our developers are making a highly arrogant
>presumption that mistakes are NEVER made in user defined fields?

No, of course not. I've reread my answer and I don't see that
anywhere in it. If I'd meant that, I'd have said it. That's a straw man.

>>In the same way, most mail clients don't check the spelling of the
>>To: header of a message, even the "real name" part. And many - even
>>one well-known one - do not check the Subject: header. The spelling
>>checker I use with my mail client accepts "Dave" but won't
>>countenance "Barton".
>
>Email headers are an entirely different beast and have nothing to do
>with Writer fields.

I thought (and still think) that - for most readers - this comparison
may shed light on the idea. The whole question is a matter of
balance: any checking is bound to throw up some false positives, and
it is a question of judgement when the frequency of false positives
outweighs the usefulness of the checking process. I'm quite happy
with your making a different judgement from me or the program's
designers. Clearly I cannot help you. I hope one or more of the other
thousands on this list will.

Brian Barker  


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Re: No spellcheck on fields

On 10.08.2019 23:23, Brian Barker
      wrote:
At
      10:03 10/08/2019 +0100, Dave Barton wrote:On 10.08.2019 09:33, Brian Barker wrote:At 08:58 10/08/2019 +0100, Dave Barton
          wrote:Does anyone know why fields with
            spelling errors are not checked by the spell checker in
            Writer? For example change the "User Name" to something
            blatantly incorrect and insert the "Author" field into a
            document. Do the same with a "Document Title".Some combination of (1) proper names - even document titles -
          are frequently not dictionary words and (2) users are likely
          to have taken particular care over entering the data for such
          fields and not need the assistance of a spelling checker?What you say would be true in a perfect world, but in reality
        users (even careful ones) DO make mistakes.I didn't suggest otherwise. See my word "likely".Are you saying that our developers are
        making a highly arrogant presumption that mistakes are NEVER
        made in user defined fields?No, of course not. I've reread my answer and I don't see that
      anywhere in it. If I'd meant that, I'd have said it. That's a
      straw man.In the same way, most mail clients don't
          check the spelling of the To: header of a message, even the
          "real name" part. And many - even one well-known one - do not
          check the Subject: header. The spelling checker I use with my
          mail client accepts "Dave" but won't countenance "Barton".Email headers are an entirely different beast and have nothing
        to do with Writer fields.I thought (and still think) that - for most readers - this
      comparison may shed light on the idea. The whole question is a
      matter of balance: any checking is bound to throw up some false
      positives, and it is a question of judgement when the frequency of
      false positives outweighs the usefulness of the checking process.
      I'm quite happy with your making a different judgement from me or
      the program's designers. Clearly I cannot help you. I hope one or
      more of the other thousands on this list will.Brian BarkerĀ As usual Brian you and I will have to agree to disagree and my
    original question still goes unanswered as to why inserted fields
    are not spell checked..It would be fantastic if there were thousands of subscribers to this
    list, but it is more likely they only only number in hundreds.Dave
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