Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Turn off auto-numbering in Open Office

I like Open Office.

I HATE auto-numbering.

Here is how to turn it off (courtesy of the OpenOffice.org Wiki):


How do I turn off automatic correction and formatting?

OpenOffice.org is configured by default to perform certain automatic formatting and correction as you type. This can be very useful, but can also lead to unexpected results.
You can learn to use this feature, or if you prefer you can turn all or some of the automatic formatting off. You can either:
  • Turn ALL off/on: under Format > AutoFormat > While Typing. (On recent versions it's Format > AutoCorrect > While Typing.)
  • Turn some off/on: under Tools > AutoCorrect.
The table below describes some of the default behaviours and which AutoCorrect setting controls them.
When I type
I get
caused by
Note:
module
DNA
And
the replacement table
(3)
(1)
All
XImport
Ximport

(3)
All
coordination
Coordination
Capitalize first letter of every sentence
(3)
All
It was excl. on this day
The lowercase 'o' is not capitalized even though it is preceded by a full stop and the option "Capitalize first letter of every sentence" is selected in AutoFormat.
the exceptions table
(2)
Writer only
*Hello* _world_
Hello world
Automatic bold and underline
(3)
All
www.openoffice.org
john@sun.com
The URL recognition
(3)
All
1st, 2nd, 4th
1st, 2nd, 4th
The AutoFormat of the cardinal numbers
(3)
All
1/2 1/4 3/4
½ ¼ ¾
The AutoFormat of
(3)
All
The man -- yes, him!
The man--yes, him!
The man – yes, him!
The man—yes, him!
Replace dashes
(3)
All
<2_spaces>
The second space doesn't appear
Ignore double spaces
(3)
All
1 bottle of milk
1. bottle of milk
2.
Apply numbering
(3)
Writer only
---===___
horizontal lines created
Apply border
(3)
Writer only
+---+---+
a table
Create table
(3)
Writer only
My title

My title
Use styles
(3)
Writer only
one
*one> *test
Replace bullets
(3)
Writer only
"
« or an other typographical quote
Custom quotes
(4)
Writer only
Int
Int|roduction|
(the word is completed)
Word completion
(5))

1.1
in a table
01/01/03
(a date)
Number recognition
(6))
Writer only
  1.   Menu Tools-AutoCorrect/AutoFormat, tabpage [Replace]
  2.   Menu Tools-AutoCorrect/AutoFormat, tabpage [Exceptions]
  3.   Menu Tools-AutoCorrect/AutoFormat, tabpage [Options]
  4.   Menu Tools-AutoCorrect/AutoFormat, tabpage [Custom quotes]
  5.   Menu Tools-AutoCorrect/AutoFormat, tabpage [Word completion]
  6.   Menu Tools-Options-Text document-Table-Input in table-Number recognitionFile:Turn-off-autocorrect-in-writer-tables.gif