[Solved] Thesaurus works with doc but not with odt

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[Solved] Thesaurus works with doc but not with odt

Postby Doddy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:34 am

I have reinstalled Open Office after a computer crash and now find that Thesaurus only works with documents saved in .doc format but not in .odt.
Any explanation??
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Re: Thesaurus works with doc but not with odt

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:19 am

Please upload a short sample document in each format.
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Re: Thesaurus works with doc but not with odt

Postby Doddy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:47 am

Thanks for prompt response.
When checking files I found the problem.
In a document if language is set as English(USA) the thesaurus works.
If set to English (New Zealand) it doesn't
In the settings Tools/options/Language Settings/Languages the User Interface is set at English(USA).
I cannot change it as it is the only option.
The other three boxes are set at English(New Zealand)
Presumably I need to change the User interface to New Zealand but don't know how.
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Re: Thesaurus works with doc but not with odt

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:24 pm

Language settings in documents are not managed by the interface setting.
Since I don't have any New Zealand flavor in the default dictionary delivered with AOO, I guess that you've installed a specific one for New Zealand. If so, it may have no thesaurus. In this case, you can switch the language setting of the text to English US or tweak the NZ dictionary extension so that it uses the English thesaurus (never tried myself but quite sure it's feasible).
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Re: Thesaurus works with doc but not with odt

Postby Doddy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:52 am

Thanks again.
After reading your message I googled "Open Office Thesaurus not working in English Language" and was directed to a site -
https://extensions.libreoffice.org/exte ... saurus/1.0
I went to the site and downloaded the extension.
Thesaurus now working!
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