[xubuntu-users] Libre Office spell check

Joshua O'Leary joshua.oleary at btinternet.com
Sat Jul 21 11:11:38 UTC 2012

On 21/07/12 09:08, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> On 21/07/12 00:53, Atherton wrote:
>> 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.
>> Atherton
> Thanks to both. This is on my daughter's new laptop which I have just
> bought her for her birthday, so I will check all this when I can. The
> symptoms are,
> I have set it up to check spelling as I type. It doesn't. If I press F7
> to force a check I get a window up looking like a normal spell check
> winkdow. Superimposed on that is a smaller message window saying that
> the spell check is complete. It hasn't actually checked anything.
> Thanks
> Neil
Chances are you probably haven't even installed any dictionaries. Make 
sure aspell-<language> is installed - probably aspell-en.

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