[Solved] Spell checker "red wriggly lines"

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[Solved] Spell checker "red wriggly lines"

Postby coppens1 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:10 pm

OpenOffice 130418 XPSpellcheck Dict not working

Dear fellow OpenOffice users, I installed Open Office 4.1.0 on my stand alone Dell Desktop with Windows XP, with no internet access.

I tried to use John_Ha's procedure but my C: has no file
C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice\4\user. I notice the procedure is for Windows 7. Windows 8 and Windows 10. But I have XP.

What do you suggest?
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Re: Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix for AO

Postby RoryOF » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:13 pm

Quick and dirty, works almost every time:

Rename your OO User profile:
shutdown OpenOffice and then open any folder. In the address bar near the top enter
%appdata%\openoffice\4\
That should take you to a folder containing a folder called user. Rename that to user_old and restart OpenOffice. You should get the registration screen. This cures almost all spellcheck problems.
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Re: Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix for AO

Postby coppens1 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 pm

Thank you, RoryOF. Sorry, I don't know what you mean by "Rename your OO User profile". Can you tell me more?

I see some other directions in your message. I will try the directions you gave me today, and let you know later. I am hampered by not having internet at home. JC
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Re: Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix for AO

Postby RoryOF » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:54 pm

I have given you the instructions on how to rename your OO user profile.
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Re: Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix for AO

Postby Bill » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:37 pm

coppens1 wrote:Thank you, RoryOF. Sorry, I don't know what you mean by "Rename your OO User profile". Can you tell me more?

The colon after "Rename your OO User profile:" means that what follows the colon explains how to rename your user profile. Is there something in those instructions that you don't understand?

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Re: Spell checker "red wriggly lines"

Postby coppens1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:41 pm

RoryOFSun 160418 Did not work

Dear RoryOFSun, thanks for your help so far! I followed the directions, it didn't work. When I reopened OpenOffice, I got the following error message:

Error loading BASIC of document file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/admin/Application%20Data/OpenOffice/4/user/basic/script.xlc/:

General Error
General input/output error.

Remember that I have Open Office 4.1.0, which was installed manually, not downloaded from the website.
What else can we try?
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Re: Spell checker "red wriggly lines"

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:42 pm

AOO 4.1.5 on Xubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) and on Windows 7 (with winPenPack port).
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Re: Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix for AO

Postby coppens1 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:04 pm

Hagar Delest RoryOFSun 170418 Problem Solved

Dear Rory and Hagar, because of user accounts, etc., I had to do the 'user_old' routine several times, and click the error messages, but it all appears to be working now.

thanks for your help. JC
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