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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:

Resetting the user profile:-

"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
  2. Find your user-profile directory
    (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.

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)

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:

Resetting the user profile:-

"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
  2. Find your user-profile directory
    (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 new, default profile, and that neatly fixes many, many problems.

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)