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Hi shinyford

It is normally a setup issue. Unfortunately, there are 2 things to check in 2 different places.

Here's a simple step-by-step:-

1. As petermau suggests, Reset your Profile (Q59016)
(it is non-destructive + easily reversible)
(menu):ToolsOptions...Language SettingsLanguages

(it may help if your UI+Locale are identical to the doc language, but should make no difference)
(the important issue is the ABC + blue ✔ within Default Languages for Documents)
(the ABC + blue ✔ says only that the language can be spell-checked, not that it will be)
3. 2nd Check for Language:-
(menu):ToolsLanguage

(all 3: For Selection, For Paragraph, For all Text)
(needs to be the same for all 3)

If at the end everything looks sane, then you have added those American spellings to your local dictionary.

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Hi shinyford

I cannot reproduce your issue (LO-5.0.0.5 en_GB.UTF-8 under Debian 6.0).

It is normally a setup issue. Unfortunately, there are 2 things to check in 2 (ultimately) 4 different places.

Here's a simple step-by-step:-

1. As petermau suggests, Reset your Profile (Q59016)
(it is non-destructive + easily reversible)
(menu):ToolsOptions...Language SettingsLanguages

(it may help if your UI+Locale are identical to the doc language, but should make no difference)
(the important issue is the ABC + blue ✔ within Default Languages for Documents)
(the ABC + blue ✔ says only that the language can be spell-checked, not that it will be)
3. 2nd Check for Language:-
(menu):ToolsLanguage

(all 3: For Selection, For Paragraph, For all Text)
(needs to be the same for all 3)

If at the end everything looks sane, then you have added those American spellings to your local dictionary.