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Possibly 2 things to check; inside & outside:

Inside:

1. Go (menu):ToolsOptionsLanguage Settings
2. LanguagesDefault Languages for Documents
Does your choice have a ABC✔ at the left? If not, you will not be able to spell-check the document.
3. Writing AidsAvailable language modules
Is the spell-checker listed? (sanity check)
4. Writing AidsUser-defined dictionaries
Is your desired language listed + checked?
If not, go install it (use your Repo, or Online)
5. Go (menu):ToolsLanguage
Make sure that the correct language is checked for each of the top-3 (selection, paragraph, all text)
If (menu):ToolsSpelling & Grammar... also has a ✔ then you are good to go.

Outside:

"If you notice any strange behavior on LibreOffice, or simply it fails to start, the first thing to try is to reset the user profile."

1. Shutdown LO/OO + Quickstarter
(enable 'Show hidden files')
(note: 5.x profile location is identical to 4.x)
3. Rename it
4. Restart LO/OO

...and try again.

LO/OO is very prone to Profile Corruption. In the absence of an existing profile it is designed to re-create a new profile, and that neatly fixes many, many problems.

Possibly 2 things to check; inside & outside:

Inside:

1. Go (menu):ToolsOptionsLanguage Settings
2. LanguagesDefault Languages for Documents
Does your choice have a ABC✔ at the left? If not, you will not be able to spell-check the document.
3. Writing AidsAvailable language modules
Is the spell-checker listed? (sanity check)
4. Writing AidsUser-defined dictionaries
Is your desired language listed + checked?
If not, go install it (use your Repo, or Online)
5. Go (menu):ToolsLanguage
Make sure that the correct language is checked for each of the top-3 (selection, paragraph, all text)
If (menu):ToolsSpelling & Grammar... also has a ✔ then you are good to go.

Outside:

"If you notice any strange behavior behaviour on LibreOffice, or simply it fails to start, the first thing to try is to reset the user profile."

1. Shutdown LO/OO + Quickstarter