[xubuntu-users] Libre Office spell check

Atherton sharonww at bigpond.com
Fri Jul 20 23:53:18 UTC 2012

On 21/07/12 03:24, Jack Evans wrote:
> On 20/07/12 17:47, Neil Winchurst wrote:
>> I have noticed that the spell check in Libre Office is not working
>> properly. This is in Xubuntu 12.04. Is this a known problem or is it
>> something that I have done?
>> Thanks
>> Neil
> It should work by default, check you have the correct SpellChecker 
> Installed, go to Tools >> Options >> Language Settings >> Writing Aids >>
> In there you should have a Spell Checker enabled in a check box, for 
> me it's "Hunspell SpellChecker"
> under options make sure you have Check Spelling/ Check Grammar as you 
> type checked
I also had problems after I downloaded and installed a British English 
dictionary from Libre Office 
[KPP-british-english-dictioonary-217K-word-list.oxt]. The default 
dictionary in LibreOffice appears to be US English. After this 
installation, trying to use a UK dictionary to 'correct' US spelling [eg 
-or/-our and -ise/-ize words] resulted in every word being underlined as 
incorrect and gave weird suggestions for simple words like "the".  Fixed 
problem by going to Settings - Language Support in Xubuntu and using 
Language - Install/Remove languages [there is a help file] - ended up 
with Australian -British - and US English dictionaries that I could use. 
(Don't know where these came from). Set English (Australia) as default 
Western language for documents in Tools > Options > Language Settings > 
Languages, and, in Writing Aids clicked Edit for Available Language 
modules and set English (Australia) as preferred language for Spelling. 
As I remember in also became the default for Hunspell Spellchecker, 
Grammar, Hyphenation, Thesaurus and OpenOffice.org New Thesaurus.


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