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Universal 'replace' in Snow Leopard
 
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yoxi
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 1:12 am    Post subject: Universal 'replace' in Snow Leopard Reply with quote

There's some evidence that OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard will include in its System Preferences a universal 'replace' panel similar to the Tools::Autocorrect::Replace functionality in NeoOffice/OpenOffice.

Does anyone know how that will jibe with the NeoOffice internal system? There doesn't appear to be (so far) an option in the OSX panel to exclude particular applications, so presumably OSX and NeoOffice will compete with each other for supremacy over who gets to autocorrect text, unless there's a way to choose who wins.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean this?

AppleInsider | Text to get smarter in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

AppleInsider wrote:
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, expected this summer, will deliver a variety of advanced text related features across all applications that use Core Text, according to people familiar with Apple's plans.


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, that's the one - though the article I was reading didn't mention the 'you can turn each substitution on/off manually' factor, which is pleasing. Still, I think they ought to include an exclusion by app option - or a 'substitution list by app' would be even cooler Smile.

Meanwhile, what does happen when:

a) you type e.g. (c) and both NeoOffice and OSX want to substitute ©? Who wins? Does it matter (i.e. will there be a clash of processes) or will it be invisible to the user?

b) the user has modified a substitution in NeoOffice/OSX (e.g. (c) now substitutes (coelacanth) in NeoOffice, instead of ©) so that when the user types (c) they both try to substitute different things? Who wins?

I'm wondering because this has the potential to freak out a lot of users who don't know about/how to use the substitutions in either OSX or in NeoOffice. This forum already gets a number of support queries about substitution/autocorrect as it is.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

padmavyuha,

AFAIK NeoOffice doesn't use Core Text.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, okay - so that means none of this new OSX functionality will work in NeoOffice anyway. Well, it's a good thing the OpenOffice code has equivalents built-in Smile.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samwise wrote:
AFAIK NeoOffice doesn't use Core Text.


Correct. NeoOffice does text layout using the older Mac OS X ATSUI functions so that it can run on Mac OS X 10.3.x and 10.4.x.

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