[Solved] Spellcheck nonfunctional (no underlining, document

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[Solved] Spellcheck nonfunctional (no underlining, document

Postby themohawkninja » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:56 am

Hello,

I started a new ODT file and have found that the spellcheck is not underlining clearly misspelled words. I have another ODT file up which does have words underlined in red.

Autospellcheck is enabled.
I have already rebuild my user profile.
I have attempted the fixes outlined in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guid ... penoffice/

Any ideas?

Thank you,
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Re: Spellcheck nonfunctional (no underlining, document speci

Postby robleyd » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:21 am

Maybe a language setting specific to that document? Have a look at:

[Troubleshooting] Spell check in OpenOffice.
[Tutorial] Spell check and Language configuration
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Re: Spellcheck nonfunctional (no underlining, document speci

Postby John_Ha » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:34 pm

Tools > Language > For all text ... Now set a language. Make sure you set it in your Default Template so all new documents pick it up.

If you don't set a language AOO does not know which dictionary to use!

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Re: Spellcheck nonfunctional (no underlining, document speci

Postby RoryOF » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:40 pm

When you have the file in question open in OO Writer, look at the centre of the Status Bar (bottom bar of OO Window; you may need to activate /View /Status bar to see this). In the centre it should show the language OO thinks the text is written in. If this is "None", you should set a language as John_Ha recommends.
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Re: Spellcheck nonfunctional (no underlining, document speci

Postby John_Ha » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:41 pm

Rory

Good thought!

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Re: Spellcheck nonfunctional (no underlining, document speci

Postby themohawkninja » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:36 am

robleyd wrote:Maybe a language setting specific to that document? Have a look at:

[Troubleshooting] Spell check in OpenOffice.
[Tutorial] Spell check and Language configuration


Step 3 on that first link turned out to be it!

Seems kinda overly-complicated that there are so many places in the program that can cause something as fundamentally important as a spellcheck to stop working.
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