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Is spell check in Version implemented? [closed]

asked 2015-10-13 12:42:53 +0200

Al Vesper gravatar image

updated 2020-08-03 00:34:38 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

In trying to get the default language set for all new writer documents, I have discovered that I can't get spell check to work in LO (which I just installed yesterday). How do I get my default language set to American English for all new writer docs, and get the English dictionary installed please? (This is on a Windows 10 laptop)

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answered 2015-10-13 15:07:31 +0200

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updated 2015-10-14 16:37:05 +0200

Hi Al Vesper

It's a setup issue, usually.

In brief, you need to:-

  1. Get your OS locale set correctly
  2. Download a LO which is the same locale as your OS
  3. Download a spell-dictionary (extension) with the language that you work in (often the same as your locale)
  4. Double-check the setup


  • Locale:
    Windows tells you that this only affects non-Unicode programs. They are talking nonsense.
  • LO Downloads (Still or Fresh):
    Each page attempts to guess your locale & OS from your Browser. There are also links to allow you choose a specific UI-language and/or OS (in case it gets it wrong).
  • Spell Downloads (EN)
    Loaded from within LO once downloaded:
    (menu):ToolsExtension Manager...Add...
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  • Check Setup
    First, check general setup:
    (menu):ToolsOptions...Language SettingsLanguages
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    UI+ Locale should ordinarily both be the same as your OS-locale.
    Set Default Languages for Documents
    (the ABC + blue ✔ means that it is also available as a spell-check language)

    Now set default spell-check language:
    (3 options): 1) For Selection 2) For Paragraph 3) For all Text
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You should now be good to go.

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Why does the text language say none and the spelling icon in the tool bar is gone?

awadams gravatar imageawadams ( 2018-06-09 15:29:59 +0200 )edit

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