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2016-05-23 19:05:40 +0200 commented answer I am trying to use Find & Replace from peoples' to people's.

Many thanks for that. The options were not the problem. It was selecting and copying text which made the difference. I had been typing the text into the search zone.

2016-05-23 17:03:21 +0200 asked a question I am trying to use Find & Replace from peoples' to people's.

Libre Office doesn't seem to be able find peoples' . It WILL find peoples but then it will replace with people's and leave the remaining ' as in people's' . What am I not doing right?

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2014-04-29 11:00:28 +0200 answered a question For years I have completely failed to install the thesauraus. Help please.

Thanks for the contributions. Now for the astonishing bit. I have spent literally hours trying to unravel this and stayed up veery late last night searching. I was convinced there had to be an answer. I FOUND IT!!!! It's buried but it's there.

I found this thread: Enable Thesaurus

It contains a number of clues rather than direct instructions so if you want a British thesaurus on a Mac using LibreOffice, this is what I did.

  • Go to LibreOffice extensions manager and delete or remove any previously installed dictionaries
  • Go to this site North American Community DVD
  • Select the latest website version link
  • Go to the Language and Help Files section
  • In the column Mac OSX 64 bit and the row Great Britain Language select Lang
  • Download the language pack
  • Quit LibreOffice if it is open
  • Open the language pack and allow it to install. Follow instructions for Preferences.
  • Hey ho! the next time you open LibreOffice you will have a Thesaurus

This has worked for me. The solution should be included somewhere findable. It really has taken a long long time to discover this.

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2014-04-27 11:42:06 +0200 asked a question For years I have completely failed to install the thesauraus. Help please.

I am currently using a Mac OSX 10.9.2 and LibreOffice 4.2.1.1 . I have tried using other versions of OSX and other versions of LO over the years. I have never managed to install the English (or any other for that matter) thesaurus. I have read everything there is to read, I think, but I have no success. What am I missing? Please help, it's driving me nuts.

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2013-12-23 15:44:09 +0200 commented answer How do I install a Thesaurus on a Mac?

There is a list of files in the Extensions Manager window. One says, "English spelling dictionaries, hyphenation rules, thesaurus, and grammar checker. 2011.12.05.1 Another is, "British English Spelling, hyphen, thesaurus 683k word list. 2011.11.09 There is also a French and a Spanish file and a couple of others relevant to other parts of Libre Office. Thanks for your help.

2013-12-23 13:31:17 +0200 commented answer How do I install a Thesaurus on a Mac?

Thanks for the help but that's way beyond my comprehension. I double click icons!! :-)

2013-12-23 11:48:40 +0200 asked a question How do I install a Thesaurus on a Mac?

Using OS 10.9.1. Using LibreOffice 4.1.4.2. I have been using LibreOffice for about 4 years now and I've never discovered the secret of installing a Thesaurus (English). I've looked online and searched but nothing has succeeded. I'm quite prepared to accept that I'm a dunce but if it is possible I would be grateful for some assistance. Many thanks.