Automating the desktop

Ghost Writer

Article from Issue 142/2012
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Insert recurring phrases and automate recurring tasks with AutoKey, independently of the application you are using.

In LibreOffice Writer, you are probably acquainted with the practical auto-correction option. For example, you can type, todya, and Libre-Office will change it to today. Unfortunately, it knows just a few common typos out of the box; you need to explore the depths of the basic settings to create your own. Moreover, the abbreviations are only available within the Office programs. The email program knows just as little about them as the text editor and the instant messaging program.

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