Turning Off Default Annoyance

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Henry L. deZeng

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I have a very annoying default feature in my Win 10/Office 10 (actually Libre Office 5.4) software. Whenever I type an abbreviation, the software automatically capitalizes the next letter. Example:

SCHNITZELWINCKEL, Bartholomus. 01.08.44 Oblt. In 4./Flak-Abt. 773, trf to Flak-Schule II,
instead of:
SCHNITZELWINCKEL, Bartholomus. 01.08.44 Oblt. in 4./Flak-Abt. 773, trf to Flak-Schule II.

Since it does this by default, there must be a way to shut it off. Any idea?

Thanks,

Larry deZeng
 

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I suspect it is treating the period as the end of a sentence and automatically capitalizing the first letter of the next word, believing its the start of a new sentence. There should be a autocorrect tools option to disable the capitalization of the first word of a sentence. You will then need to make sure you actually capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence on your own.
 

Henry L. deZeng

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Thanks, Chuck -

I found your suggestion here:
It's TOOLS > AUTO CORRECT > AUTO CORRECT OPTIONS. But it's a maze and I couldn't make it work.
I then had a colleague with 35 years of PC experience take a look at it, but neither he nor his equally qualified brother could make it work either.
But thanks again for replying.

Larry
 

Henry L. deZeng

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Hi Frank -

That's probably an excellent suggestion because I thought this software was supposed to automatically update itself, but apparently it doesn't. My LibreOffice 5.4 was installed by a local computer repair shop last November without my knowledge or permission and I hate it after using MS Office for the past 18 years. It might be delusional to hope Libre has fixed this annoyance. Lots of the features I became used to are missing from Libre and it has a lot of quirks similar to the one we are discussing here. It is quite disheartening and disconcerting because I am a historical researcher and author who is on my computer 8 to 10 hours a day/7 days a week. I am toying with the idea of just buying a new machine bundled with the latest MS software for desktop computers, that is if they still make desktops. ((n)) At age 80, I had best make up my mind before it is too late. Thanks again,

Larry
U.S. Army 1957-63
USAF 1963-68
Vietnam Vet
 

flavallee

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I've never been able to get it to self-update, so I manually search for a new version every few weeks.
I pretty much use only its "Writer" app, so most of its features don't get used by me.

U.S. Army
Mar 66 - Apr 69
Vietnam
Oct 1967 - Mar 1968 (combat wounded)

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Henry L. deZeng

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That's interesting to know, Frank. AOL does all of the updating automatically for its paying members, dumping huge downloads onto my machine every 3 or 4 weeks, so much of it that it can be a nuisance at times. Naturally, I thought this included Libre updates. I will then download the 6.0 edition (200+ MB) as soon as I can set some time aside.

Larry
Korat/Thailand, Jan 1967 - Jan 1968
100% disabled - non-combat (but combat related. I was
"in the way" when a fully-loaded F-105 Thunderchief
blew up at the end of the runway.)
 

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The main thing is neither of us came home in a body bag. ;)

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