[Solved] "can't find spell checker"

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[Solved] "can't find spell checker"

Postby sciman » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:50 pm

I've installed Oob3 on a MacPowerPc. It seems to work. But when I load a PowerPoint file (office 2004.. no audio or transitions), the program gets into a loop of error messages saying that it can't connect with the spell checker? Any tips would be much appreciated.
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Re: "can't find spell checker"

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:28 am

I think this is a problem with your OS wand the Mac spell checker service. If OOo doesn't find the spell checking files, it just underlines the words in red.
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Re: "can't find spell checker"

Postby kabing » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:45 pm

Do you by any chance have Cocoaspell or Spell Catcher installed on your Mac?

These two third party programs can provoke that error dialog in NeoOffice (an independent Mac port/fork of OpenOffice.org). You can find more info about this problem in NeoOffice in this article in the Neowiki.

Note that I don't know if any of this applies to OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta or not. Does anyone know if 3.0 for Mac uses the Mac spellcheckers? It was when NeoOffice shifted to using the Mac spellcheck dictionaries that these errors began appearing in NeoOffice.

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Re: "can't find spell checker"

Postby sciman » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:24 pm

Thanks so very much. You folks know what you're doing and are very helpful. In fact I had run a program in the Tiger days which left a service items through the leopard transition, although Spell Catcher had long been deleted from the system. The advisory at NeoOffice was 100% relevant. Following their careful and judicious recommendation to go find and move the offender at Library/services/.. Spell Catcher, with a restart there was no such error loop tying things up. Now.. on to other problems and curiosities;-) The help is much appreciated.
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Re: [Solved] "can't find spell checker"

Postby kabing » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:26 pm

I'm glad it worked!

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