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English dictionary not installed on libreoffice 4.3.4.1 [closed]

asked 2014-12-05 15:02:30 +0100

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updated 2016-03-06 22:21:03 +0100

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Hi, i have been trying to solve this for days, no searches i did helped. My Libreoffice installation does not seem to have an English dictionary at all. i have checked if aspell is installed and it is, i have an extension for the Norwegian spellcheck and that works, and i also have the aspell dictionary for Norwegian installed. i noticed that there's a check next to the Norwegian dictionaries in the list, but none next to the English US (or other languages for that matter). i looked to see if i could find an extension download for English US and i found the one from April 2011 but there's no download on the page..

[edit] I'm running Antergos Linux (pulling Libre from the Arch repo's ).

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David gravatar imageDavid ( 2016-03-26 18:38:10 +0100 )edit

4.3.4.1 is ancient. Arch, being a source code-based distro should have something newer.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2016-03-26 18:58:02 +0100 )edit

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answered 2014-12-05 16:54:19 +0100

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updated 2014-12-06 17:34:54 +0100

You didn't mention your OS. For Windows you go to Control Panel>Programs and Features, select LibreOffice from the list, click on it, top of the window click on Change. LO starts the re-installation, select Modify and Custom and then you can select all dictionaries you want. Finish the installation.

EDIT: While the Win installer has all the languages included, you find additional languages for Linux, MacOS here.

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Thanks for the answer! i hope that will help someone using Windows xD btw, srry for not adding my OS to the post. and I'll try reinstalling even though I'm not on windows ;)

tcuc gravatar imagetcuc ( 2014-12-05 20:51:50 +0100 )edit

whats your os then? Linux, MacOS?

developer11 gravatar imagedeveloper11 ( 2014-12-05 20:56:31 +0100 )edit

You're meant to use the package manager on Linux to install languages. I have no clue how it's done on Mac.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2014-12-06 17:45:39 +0100 )edit

On Mac you have to find respective dmg file on the internet, download it and install it by just double clicking on it :) Or - from SL up - do it through System > Additional languages

developer11 gravatar imagedeveloper11 ( 2014-12-06 22:11:18 +0100 )edit

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