[Solved] Spell checker hyperactive, sees every word wrong

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[Solved] Spell checker hyperactive, sees every word wrong

Postby joevl » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:58 pm

Hello forum members...
Need help

With update version 4.1.5 and running Windows 10, and referring to writer and with autospell check on, every word gets flagged with an error... red underline. Never had this happen before; I've checked I'm in the right dictioinary and all.

After experimenting and checking my settings (all correct) I did an uninstall and download complete new version and re-installed. Same problem.

Anyone else experienced this? If so, what is the "fix"?

Last edited by Hagar Delest on Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Spell checker hyperactive and now sees every word wrong

Postby RoryOF » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:39 pm

Rename your OO user profile.

As your Forum .sig says you are using Windows close OpenOffice and the Quickstarter. Open File
Explorer. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File Explorer (sometimes called Windows Explorer)
Address Bar and press Enter. Rename the "user" folder - "user.old" is a good choice. Start OpenOffice.

This cures almost all spellcheck problems.

If you are actually using OO 3, replace the 4 in the above commands with 3.
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Re: Spell checker hyperactive and now sees every word wrong

Postby robleyd » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:22 am

Please see [Solved] Spell Check Not Working (words red underlined)

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