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Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:06 pm
by moonshadow999
Windows 10 downloaded 2/9/2018 OpenOffice. Spell checker underlines all words in red. How do I fix this?

Re: Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:17 pm
by FJCC
Try resetting your user profile. Shutdown OpenOffice. Open any folder and enter
%appdata%\openoffice\4
into the address bar near the top. That will take you to a folder containing a folder called user. Rename that user_old and restart OpenOffice. You should get the registration screen. Does the spell checker work now?

Re: Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:49 pm
by PeterI
I had exactly the same problem, and this fix seems to have solved it - thank you.

Re: Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:35 pm
by John_Ha
FJCC wrote:Shutdown OpenOffice. Open any folder and enter
%appdata%\openoffice\4
into the address bar near the top. That will take you to a folder containing a folder called user. Rename that user_old and restart OpenOffice.

PeterI wrote:I had exactly the same problem, and this fix seems to have solved it - thank you.

Be aware that this "simple" fix deletes much of your customisation, deletes any added dictionaries, deletes all the added words in your user dictionary, deletes any installed add-ons and deletes all your user written macros etc. You need to copy them back as described in the first (sticky!!!) post in the forum, namely [Solved] Spell Check Not Working (words red underlined)

If you wish to keep all your customisation, either copy back everything; or follow the method given in the Tutorial, namely Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix for AOO

Re: Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:21 am
by Tiger_words
Unfortunately this good idea yielded no result.

Re: Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:05 am
by robleyd
Maybe you could describe your problem more precisely? Have you looked at [Troubleshooting] Spell check in OpenOffice.?

Re: Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:15 am
by Tiger_words
If that's aimed at me, here's what I do:
I prepared a document, went to Tools -> Spelling and grammar and ran spell check. The program opened a dialog window and asked "Continue checking at beginning of document?" and I click "Yes". A split second later I get another dialog that says "Spell checking complete" yet it found none of the many typos. At this point the only option is the "Okay" button on the Spell checking complete box so I click it and the dialog goes away with no typos fixed. Nothing seems to fix it and I cannot access any of the menu items like Options... in the spell check dialog.
In short, it's worthless.

Re: Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:20 am
by robleyd
Then please see the topic I linked above

Re: Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:23 am
by Tiger_words
Please post it again.
Thanks.

Re: Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:41 am
by robleyd

Re: Spell checker not working 4.1.5.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:10 pm
by hihorse
The fix to reset the user name WORKS. Just go slow and hit each step. I had a bit of trouble finding the address bar to install %data%openoffice\4 but I succeeded. I did the recommended reboot after closing the window. I had to wait until several Windows updates went in, but upon commencing Open Office, NO MORE RED UNDERLINES on EVERY damned word as I typed test words--only red underlines on bad spelling, as it should be.

When spellcheck asked to recheck the whole document it caught only my typos. NO MORE blank box where spelling suggestions should be when it stopped on a word, which was usually correct anyway.

I had lost the functionality of my version 4.1.3 a year ago and finally decided today on an uninstall of the old and install of .6 would fix it. New version does not fix. You must reset at the user name line or fail. I have been fiddling with the new install for many hours, days of trying settings in Open Office and getting frustrated. What a relief it is!