Originally Posted by AnimaSola
... it would be nice if the autoformatting in open office would see quote marks (") as characters which do not effect the auto capitalizing settings. any thoughts on this?
You mean beyond my thinking that autocapitalization is The Spawn of Satan
Unless I'm misunderstanding what you're doing with the quotation marks, I haven't noticed anything unusual. I tried entering (into OO v2.0) the text:
this is sample text. this is "new" sample text. "wow" he said.
and OO interpretted it as:
this is sample text. This is “new” sample text. “wow” he said.
The only thing that the autocapitalization tweaked was the "T" starting off the second sentance. (I'm guessing that the algorithm that decides whether or not to change case depends heavily on a period to trigger the capitalization.) If I go into Tools->Options->Language Settings->Writing Aids and uncheck 'Check capitalization' the second sentance is left alone when I re-enter it.
Not sure if that's what you are looking for. Turning autocapitalization off is about the first thing I do. Entering text into tables in word processors that autocapitalize will drive you batty -- especially when you're writing documentation for systems where case sensitivity is important. Does turning it off entirely help in your situation?