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You may find the HELP function (languages;spelling and formatting) and, of course the downloadable LibO Writer Manual (Chapter2 Setting up Writer) useful in setting up LibO.

I have the English / French and Spanish dictionaries installed on my Linux Mint 17 system with LibO 4.3 and 4.4. I have the default of English (UK) selected. Details may vary with Windows etc.

If I wish to change the language for a document, I choose TOOLS > OPTIONS > LANGUAGE SETTINGS and choose the language and select FOR THE CURRENT DOCUMENT ONLY. The dictionary I wish to select must already be available on the system.

If I wish to check spelling for a second language I choose TOOLS > LANGUAGES > and then choose SELECTION / PARAGRAPH / FOR ALL TEXT. For example FRENCH (SWITZERLAND) LibO can only check one language at a time.

If I need to use another language dictionary I would need to download the dictionary first. For example TOOLS > LANGUAGES > MORE LANGUAGES ONLINE. And then restart LibO to activate the dictionary. I have used this technique for other European languages. I hope this may help a little... Peter