That tutorial is too complicated for me to understand. The on-line Extensions page does not even list an English (uk) version, and even if it did, the tutorial does not explain where to download it to. My Open Office has been working properly for several years, so why did the dictionary suddenly disappear in the last few days? If I need a .oxt file, presumably that file was there until now. Where should it be?
I have done a Windows Search for all.oxt files, and it has found dict-en.oxt in folder install (C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org3\Share\Extensions), showing it was created on 23Jul12 However, when I go to Tools/Extension Manager and try to "Add" that file, I get an error message informing me that it is not available.
I notice another user has suddenly encountered the same problem. There would appear to be a glitch in ApacheOpenOffice3.
Any chance of a simple explanation of why the dictionary has suddenly disappeared, where we can find the replacement file on the openoffice website, and simple steps to repair our software?
Or would it be simpler, for those of us who do not understand computers, to simply uninstall openoffice, download it again, and re-install it? Would this create more problems, if we have customised bits of openoffice?
Incidentally, openoffice has yet again gone into its OpenOffice.org Writer (Not responding) mode, so for the third time today, probably twentieth time this week, I shall have to restart my computer, yet again.
OOo 3.3.X on MS Windows Vista + Windows 98SE