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This is quite probably by design, but I still call it a bug, because it represents a painful user interface: Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 (Windows) is loaded with a long table of words to auto-correct in various languages. A few 'words' are useful, like '(c)', '1/2' or 'mm2', but the overwhelming majority is rather useless. Trying to auto-correct every typo that might possibly happen is not such a good idea. Therefore, I want to get rid of 95% of that list. Unfortunately,

  1. it's impossible to select more than one entry at the same time,
  2. neither the Add nor the Delete button seems to have any keyboard shortcut, and
  3. after selecting an entry by clicking on it, and clicking Delete, the selection does not move up or down, but just disappears.

This means that I have to click hundreds of times to get rid of most of that list. It would be much nicer if the above three things were implemented (multi-selection, button shortcuts, selection moving). Additionally, the same behaviour could be implemented for the other lists of the Settings dialog (abbreviations, title exceptions).

Andreas Weidner

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On 10/29/2019 at 5:16 PM, anweid said:

Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 (Windows) is loaded with a long table of words to auto-correct in various languages.

That is an interesting discrepancy from what I am seeing on Mac Publisher 1.7.3. I do not have any autocorrect entries in mine, and I don't think any were presupplied. I wonder why the difference between Mac and Windows in this case.

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2 hours ago, garrettm30 said:

That is an interesting discrepancy from what I am seeing on Mac Publisher 1.7.3. I do not have any autocorrect entries in mine, and I don't think any were presupplied. I wonder why the difference between Mac and Windows in this case.

For English, on Windows, Publisher 1.7.3 (and earlier) have always had a long auto-correct list, starting like this:

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You have none on Mac?

-- Walt

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10 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

You have none on Mac?

I don't have any for either English or French, the only two languages I have activated. I can't tell whether I deleted them and forgot (though I doubt I would go through the long process that anweid describes) or whether it just never was there.

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3 minutes ago, garrettm30 said:

I don't have any for either English or French, the only two languages I have activated. I can't tell whether I deleted them and forgot (though I doubt I would go through the long process that anweid describes) or whether it just never was there.

Strange.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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I wonder if the lack of auto-correct entries on Mac is a bug?

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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On 11/1/2019 at 5:50 PM, garrettm30 said:

That is an interesting discrepancy from what I am seeing on Mac Publisher 1.7.3. I do not have any autocorrect entries in mine, and I don't think any were presupplied. I wonder why the difference between Mac and Windows in this case.

On PC I had to install a dictionary to make auto correct work. My language isn't supported out of the box.

You also have to activate this feature.

In order to make it work, check the box in edit-preferences-auto-correct for "replace text while typing".

Then activate it under Text-spelling-"replace text while typing".

My dictionary is working perfectly while typing but under preferences - auto-correct I also don't have a list like seen above.

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