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LO link to dictionaries not working

asked 2017-01-09 12:17:34 +0200

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I have LO for Ubuntu, but running in Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.1 I have an EN-US dictionary installed, but want EN-GB. When I click on the LO link in Spelling>Options to get more dictionaries online, it goes to a 404 page. Trying searching the website does help for me as it mentions "extensions for EN-GB", but I just don't know if that's what I want? I thought it would just be a dictionary, not an extension? I'm worried I might install the wrong thing. Can someone provide a link to find what I need please?

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answered 2017-01-09 14:28:32 +0200

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updated 2017-01-09 14:38:36 +0200

This is the extension that I use that provides English GB/UK spellchecking: English dictionaries for Apache OpenOffice

The extension is for both Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice. To install:

1) Download the spellchecker extension package. This will give you file titled "dict-en-[date].oxt"

2) Open LibreOffice Writer then go Tools (menu) > Extension Manager...

3) Once the manager opens just click the "Add..." button and it should be clear how to install the "oxt" extension package you downloaded.

4) Shutdown then restart LibreOffice Writer.

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answered 2017-01-09 13:55:32 +0200

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Spellcheck dictionaries are distributed as extensions.

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answered 2017-01-10 01:07:00 +0200

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Thanks for your help. I have successfully installed the dictionary I want now.

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