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libreOffice spell checker not working

asked 2016-06-03 15:42:16 +0200

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updated 2016-06-03 15:44:06 +0200

I'm using libreOffice on a KUbuntu 14.04LTS system with all updates intact. I cannot get the spell checker to work. It says all words are correct. I am English and I'm trying to use English spell check with an English written document. I've been using LibreOffice for a few years on different systems and despite reading in multiple places about it being an old bug, I've never experienced the problem. Now I have the problem on one of the latest versions of the software.

  1. On the sytesm I've reinstalled myspell-en-gb && myspell-en-us

  2. I've purged and re-installed LibreOffice,

    I've checked:

  3. Tools > Options > Language Settings > Languages

    • User Interface: Default-English USA
    • Locale setting: Default-English USA
    • Default Languages for Documents
    • Wester, Asian,& Complex text layout (CTL) checked
    • And checked "Default-English USA, English USA and English USA"
    • "For the current document only" is blank
  4. Tools > Options > Language Settings > Writing Aids

    • Available Languages modules: The following are checked "Hunspell SpellCheker, Libohyphen Hyphenator, New Thesaurus"
    • User-defined dictionaries: The following are checked "standard English USA, technical"
    • Options: The following are checked "Check spelling as you type, check grammar as you type, check uppercase words"
  5. Tools > Language > For Selection > English USA "is checked"

  6. Tools > Language > For Paragraph > English USA "won't let me check English USA"
  7. Tools > Language > For All Text > English USA "won't let me check English USA"

  8. Tools > LanguageTool > Check Text "this is checked"

Update: Trying to click (check) #6 and #7 makes the spell checker work again.

Does anyone know why when I click #6 and #7 a check does not appear in the box, but the spell checker starts working?

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Same problem on Windows 10.

The Dude gravatar imageThe Dude ( 2016-06-17 20:11:41 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-07-17 03:10:13 +0200

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This work for me in Version: installing dict-en-20170701.oxt

dogleg gravatar imagedogleg ( 2017-09-24 01:11:44 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-06-19 22:11:04 +0200

I've seemed to resolve my problem with libreOffice spell checker by resetting my default profile that's explained here:

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answered 2016-06-15 08:51:37 +0200

No one will help because they know it is a code issue so they don't know how to do it - particularly when don't get any money. Anyway, grammar checkers give all the wrong answers. None work well.

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answered 2016-06-03 16:57:38 +0200

sk1951 gravatar image

updated 2016-06-03 16:58:13 +0200

Same problem. Why is no one helping?

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