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The dictionary files for LibreOffice in Ubuntu are held in the \OPT\LibreOffice 4.4\share\extensions folder. There should be dict-en, dict-fr and dict-es. These extensions are included in the base system. My versions of 4.4 and 5.0 downloaded from the Document Foundation site contain these extensions and provide me with the functions you say are missing from your Ubuntu system. What version of Ubuntu are you using, what version of Libre-Office and language, and how did you download and install the package. The more information you give the more easily someone might be able to help....Peter

The dictionary files for LibreOffice in Ubuntu are held in the \OPT\LibreOffice 4.4\share\extensions folder. There should be dict-en, dict-fr and dict-es. These extensions are included in the base system. My versions of 4.4 and 5.0 downloaded from the Document Foundation site contain these extensions and provide me with the functions you say are missing from your Ubuntu system. What version of Ubuntu are you using, what version of Libre-Office and language, and how did you download and install the package. The more information you give the more easily someone might be able to help....Peter

Some additional thoughts.You can check that the English dictionary has indeed been downloaded and installed by using say SYNAPTIC and search for libreoffice4.3-dict-en (adjust for version of LibO) There is a different version for 4.3, 4.4, 5.0 etc. And make certain that you you have an installed dictionary selected. TOOLS > OPTIONS > LANGUAGE SETTINGS > LANGUAGES and the language selected has a tick against it. Some installations of LibO do not load all the bells and whistles.

I came across the following answer when I search the Internet for "LibreOffice ENGLISH SENTENCE CHECKING". This seems to be helpful for our problem. I did not meet it when downloading directly the English/French and Spanish versions from the Document Foundation site. For some reason it appears that the dictionaries are not downloaded with LibreO on UBUNTU. http://askubuntu.com/questions/525544/libreoffice-english-sentence-checking-option-missing

The dictionary files for LibreOffice in Ubuntu are held in the \OPT\LibreOffice 4.4\share\extensions folder. There should be dict-en, dict-fr and dict-es. These extensions are included in the base system. My versions of 4.4 and 5.0 downloaded from the Document Foundation site contain these extensions and provide me with the functions you say are missing from your Ubuntu system. What version of Ubuntu are you using, what version of Libre-Office and language, and how did you download and install the package. The more information you give the more easily someone might be able to help....Peter

Some additional thoughts.You can check that the English dictionary has indeed been downloaded and installed by using say SYNAPTIC and search for libreoffice4.3-dict-en (adjust for version of LibO) There is a different version for 4.3, 4.4, 5.0 etc. And make certain that you you have an installed dictionary selected. TOOLS > OPTIONS > LANGUAGE SETTINGS > LANGUAGES and the language selected has a tick against it. Some installations of LibO do not load all the bells and whistles.