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Spellchecker not working in new install of Linux Mint 18 and LibtreOffic [closed]

asked 2017-02-02 23:10:53 +0100

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Hi We have three Linux Mint machines here, all running LinuxMint 18 and Libre Offcie Not one of the machines has a working spell checker!! I have just done a brand new install of linux Mint 18 on a machine and the spell checker WONT work with that either Here is the interesting thing, I have just booted from an old hard drive with LinuxMint 17.3 and LibreOffice and the spell checker works just fine.

I am about to reinstall Mint 17.3 on my desktop to see if it works out from the box.

------Two hours later -----------------

just started the machine up with, now with Mint 17.3 and LibraOffice reinstalled and it all works a treat, spell checker is just fine.

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answered 2017-09-07 20:08:52 +0100

UncleOilybag gravatar image

I've had something similar happen - and I found this somewher on the net which worked for me

SPELLCHECK – this may not work unless you install:-

sudo apt-get install myspell-en-us


sudo apt-get install myspell-en-gb


  • Menu / Tools/ Language/ For Selection/ Choose English (*).

Menu / Tools/ Language/ For Paragraph/ Choose English (*).

Menu / Tools/ Language/ For all Text/ Choose English (*).

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