Spell Check working incorrectly in Writer

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Spell Check working incorrectly in Writer

Postby John Schurman » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:47 pm

I have Open Office 4.1.6 installed on both my desk top and laptop computers. The program runs just fine on my laptop but it does not on the desktop computer. The spell check is not working. It shows hatch marks under each word and it shows incorrect words as a correction. Both computers are setup up the same except for one difference. On the desktop I recently accessed an online dos based game. Could that be the problem? Did it change may dos settings, and if so how do I fix? On the other hand, maybe I'm making this too complicated. Perhaps there is an easier fix.
Open Office 4.1.6 on Windows10
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Re: Spell Check working incorrectly in Writer

Postby RoryOF » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:37 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.
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