UK Theaurus in OpenOffice not Available

ilbahr ulist at
Sun Jul 24 21:00:31 UTC 2005

Ed Fletcher Wrote: 
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> Hi All:
> I'm trying to use the thesaurus in OOo, but it's greeked out on the
> Tools menu.  The help file says to open Tools > Options and then go
> to Language Settings > Writing Aids.  I can go in there and select
> the US Thesaurus, but that will change my dictionary also.  (It's
> too late for me to learn how to spell colour without the 'u'.)
> Also, if I go ahead and select the US setting, then the thesaurus is
> only available if I start a new document.  If I want to work with an
> existing document, then it's greeked out again.
> Synaptic only list two thesaurus's (thesauri?  Hmm, spell check
> likes that one) for OOo; one is US English and the other is Italian.
> Does OpenOffice not have a thesaurus for UK English?
> Thanks,
> Ed
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you can install DicOOo.sxw from

This macro file will help you install the latest local language
settings for open office including dic, thesa, and hyph


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