[Solved] No spell check when using Windows 7

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[Solved] No spell check when using Windows 7

Postby sparkfishes » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:52 am

I see there is a lot of information about this recurring problem - in general
However, I have not been able to find a solution
I have never used open office before - this is a new computer with windows 7 installed
THE SPELL CHECKER DOES NOT WORK IN WRITER - I suspect it needs a dictionary but the following problems occur when trying to follow all the instructions on this site
1) No check box to click when in Paragraph style in the writer application
go to next step
2) No Engilsh ( BRITISH) dictionary in the list
next step
3) Down load the English (UK) language pack - what ever that is- the file ends up on my desk top , unpacked, but installation results in the error message incorrect o/s

So is there no English ( Uk) dictionary ?
Can I not have a spell checker if I am using Windows 7 ?

:x
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Re: No spell check when using windows 7

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:18 pm

See that one perhaps: [Solved] Spellcheck not working on Windows 7 x64.

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Re: No spell check when using windows 7

Postby sparkfishes » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:13 pm

The dictionary page of extensions does not list English ( british or UK)

I can not find the folder " User" on the file tree anywhere

Uno Packages only has one file in it : cache
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Re: No spell check when using windows 7

Postby sparkfishes » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:26 pm

I have found oOo3.share>install?> dic-en.oxt
clicked install jgsaw icon> click ok >click add
but what then ?
I get a screen asking me what file name and where ... ????????
I have obviously found the dictionary- I hope but how do I install it and where .................
Why isit all SOoooo complicated why does it not down load with any dictionary and then you just chnge it for your preverence ?
I have been p ing about for two days now trying to get it working
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Re: No spell check when using windows 7

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:55 pm

You've to install it from the extension manager (Tools>Extension manager). Click the Add button and browse the system to select the .oxt.

By default, that extension is installed but it seems there is a problem with Windows 7. Ask MS why it is soooooooo complicated to use their OS.
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