[ubuntu-za] Dictionaries

Bill Cairns cairnsww at gmail.com
Tue May 4 13:53:17 BST 2010

(Sticking with top posting or this will get really confused!)

Now here's the thing. I dug around and found that standard.dic is in
.openoffice/3/user/wordbook. So I renamed it to standard3.dic and
copied standard.dic from my backup of my whole /home directory. It
works. (Aren't I glad that I saved the whole directory?)

But the strange thing is that I have now suddenly been given the
choice of adding words to Bill.dic as well as standard.dic. (I created
this dictionary in the OO options - language settings - writing aids).

As so often happens when one deals with pixies, I don't know what I
did right, but I am glad i did it.


On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 10:11 AM, Dr. Johan P. Prinsloo
<biocura at telkomsa.net> wrote:
> Excuse me for commenting above your message, but it seems these settings
> have disappeared and I'll fix it asap.
> As for the dictionary I have experienced the same and have lost many
> medical and scientific terms added to my dictionary. Its no train smash,
> but a bit of an irritation and as you said about the mouse, we've grown
> so used to the luxury of spell-chekkers that it has almost become a
> necessity.
> Johan *
> *On 04/05/2010 08:43, Bill Cairns wrote:
>> One of the unfortunate things that has happened with installing 10.04
>> is that I have lost all the words that I added to my dictionary. So I
>> now have to teach it Modimolle and Warmbad and Bela Bela and so on all
>> over again. How can I teach swriter and Thunderbird and so on to add
>> words to a private dictionary so that I can carry it over to 12.04
>> when the time comes? At the moment they give me the choice of adding
>> to standard.dic only.
>> Bill
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