How do I stop OpenOffice.org from formatting text between asterisks in bold?

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How do I stop OpenOffice.org from formatting test between asterisks in bold?

When using asterisks [ * ], OpenOffice.org removes the asterisks and presents the text in bold. How do I reverse this setting?


Typing an asterisk [ * ] before and after a word or words allows for words to be made bold without using the mouse. Similarly, typing an underscore [ _ ] before and after a word or words allows for words to be underlined.

To reverse this setting:

  • Select Tools > AutoCorrect Options and the Options tab.
  • Near the top of the list click the checkbox next to Automatic *bold* and _underline_ to deselect this choice.
  • Click OK at the bottom of the dialog to apply the change.

Alternatively, as with any AutoCorrect/AutoFormat action, the action can be reversed with undo (CTRL-Z). So if you type *123* the program turns this into 123, now press CTRL-Z and it will go back to *123*.


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