OpenOffice : why spellcheck doesn't work ?

komputes komputes at
Fri May 23 17:56:25 UTC 2008

OOo is tricky, buggy and requires getting used to in my opinion. I have 
had the biggest headache with spellcheck and I really don't understand 
why it's this anti-intuitive, but I guess that's Sun for you. Open your 
document and try the following:

-File > Wizard > Dictionaries
-Retrieve lists and select the dictionaries you need
-Tools > Language > For all Text > (your language here)

This will make sure you have the dictionary and change all text to your 
language. At that point it should work (operative work being "should").

good luck


Bruno Costacurta wrote:
> Hello,
> I setup the 'Tools - Options - Language settings - Writing aids' and activate 
> all options (user-defined dictionaries ..etc.. are all activated). 
> Language setup is correct, 
> but none errors are detected, as typing or by request.
> What's wrong ?
> How to activate spell-check (manual or auto) ?
> I use OpenOffice v2.4.
> Bye,
> Bruno

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