Office Writer Dictionary

Talk about anything at all....

Office Writer Dictionary

Postby ronhi » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:51 am

Help...I've downloaded OO...on a new computer, have been using it for years on old. All of a sudden all my text docs are underlined in read, meaning there is grammar or spelling error. I used tools to "check" my work and it highlights everything. So, I believe I have no large dictionary. I went to the website and attempted to download a dictionary, but it does not seem to be connected to OO...it did download, that's all I know...Help please.
Open Office 4; Windows 10
ronhi
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:46 am

Re: Office Writer Dictionary

Postby robleyd » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:14 am

Cheers
David
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 - Windows 7
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 - Slackware 14.2 - 64 bit
User avatar
robleyd
Moderator
 
Posts: 1080
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:47 am
Location: Murbko, Australia

Re: Office Writer Dictionary

Postby ronhi » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:19 am

Followed the tutorial to rename file to "...old" and restart OO...that did not fix problem. So moved onto 2nd step
"Still not fixed: a dev seems to have recently found the root cause: close OpenOffice (including the Quickstarter) and in the user profile, go to the folder /user/extensions/bundled/. Rename the files extensions.pmap and extensions.db (if they do exist). Restart OpenOffice and see if there is any improvement
Unfortunately, I could not find the folder "/user/extensions/bundled". . . is there such a folder in W10?
Open Office 4; Windows 10
ronhi
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:46 am

Re: Office Writer Dictionary

Postby robleyd » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:57 am

Yes, it should be in the user profile. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File Explorer (or Windows Explorer, however called in W10) Address Bar (not the search engine) and press Enter. That will take you to the top level of the user profile, a directory named user; go into that directory...
Cheers
David
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 - Windows 7
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 - Slackware 14.2 - 64 bit
User avatar
robleyd
Moderator
 
Posts: 1080
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:47 am
Location: Murbko, Australia

Re: Office Writer Dictionary

Postby ronhi » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:36 pm

I copied and pasted %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in my File Explorer searching all of My Computer...no file found?
Open Office 4; Windows 10
ronhi
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:46 am

Re: Office Writer Dictionary

Postby Bill » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:54 am

Did you paste the path %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the Address Bar or the Search box. It works for me in the Address Bar. In the Search box, I get "No items match your search". I don't know how to produce the message "No file found".
AOO 4.1.4 on 64-bit Windows 10 and Manjaro Linux
Bill
Volunteer
 
Posts: 6377
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:48 am

Re: Office Writer Dictionary

Postby robleyd » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:17 am

This is a screenshot from Win 7 - hopefully it is similar enough to Win 10 to give you the idea. The address bar is where you see the %appdata% and the search box is on the right.

explorer.jpg
Cheers
David
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 - Windows 7
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 - Slackware 14.2 - 64 bit
User avatar
robleyd
Moderator
 
Posts: 1080
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:47 am
Location: Murbko, Australia

Re: Office Writer Dictionary

Postby ronhi » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:10 am

Thank you, I suspect W10 must differ from W7 as that file does not exist in W10...as I said, I searched on the entire computer and on C:| and it never displayed...I also looked for it manually drilling down from C:\ and never found it.
Open Office 4; Windows 10
ronhi
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:46 am

Re: Office Writer Dictionary

Postby robleyd » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:37 am

Please, do not use the Search but put the string in the Address line.

The user profile does exist once AOO is installed and you have opened AOO; try looking in C:\Users\login\Appdata\Roaming\

Substitute whatever name you use to log in where I have put login
Cheers
David
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 - Windows 7
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 - Slackware 14.2 - 64 bit
User avatar
robleyd
Moderator
 
Posts: 1080
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:47 am
Location: Murbko, Australia

Re: Office Writer Dictionary

Postby keme » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:07 pm

ronhi wrote:Thank you, I suspect W10 must differ from W7 as that file does not exist in W10...as I said, I searched on the entire computer and on C:| and it never displayed...I also looked for it manually drilling down from C:\ and never found it.

Windows 10 does differ from Windows 7, but not much in this respect.

%appdata% is not a file or folder. It is a system variable which points to the folder for application specific data in your user profile. When you paste it in the address line, Explorer extracts the content and redirects to the folder. You can also type it in right after you press the Windows key to open Explorer on your AppData folder.
When you paste %appdata% in the search field, I suspect that the variable name (not its content) is searched for in the file system. There should not be a folder or file with that name on your system.

To "manually drill down" to this, you first have to enable display of hidden folders and protected system files. Also, you need to understand the expansion of %appdata%, as explained by robleyd. "login" is your login name (which usually differs from the display name for your login). "Users" may be translated according to the language chosen for your windows install. "AppData" is capitalized just like that (not that capitalizing matters in Windows...), and is a hidden and protected system folder, which you won't see in the panes unless you enable display as I mentioned above (but you can still type the name into the address line).
User avatar
keme
Volunteer
 
Posts: 2658
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:27 am
Location: Egersund, Norway


Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: acknak and 5 guests