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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:12 am    Post subject: Multi-language ortography correction Reply with quote

I write both English and Brazillian Portuguese texts. I'd like to enable ortography correction for both of them. Does somebody know how?

I've tried the Brazillian version of OOo, where I try to enable it but I can't. I think I have to install a module otherwise to keep both OOo EN and PT-BR installed on the machine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Browse the links here:
http://lingucomponent.openoffice.org/grammar.html
(Google is your friend... Wink )
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To download spellcheckers:

File>Wizards>Install new dictionaries...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ups! I re-read your post: you say orthography and I answer grammar... Sorry for that. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm downloading the files right now... I hope it works Smile


But it's possible to verify grammar in OOo? I didn't knew that...

I didn't found out any feature like this... It's like that green underlines on M$ Word, don't?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a way that I set the lang of a document? Whenever I open it, then the default verifier is the English, but others have Portuguese etc?

I've found an option to set the default lang for documents but it affects all of them...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can select text (Ctrl+A if you want whole document) and then go to:

Format>Character...>Font>Language

Otherwise see jrkrideau's post:

www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=31612&highlight=language
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

renatosilva wrote:
Is there a way that I set the lang of a document? Whenever I open it, then the default verifier is the English, but others have Portuguese etc?

Do you need the language definition when creating a new document ? If so, you need to make different templates, one per language and change the language set in the Default paragraph style of each. See here also for language configuration : Tutorial for Spell check and Language configuration.

Thanks to add '[Solved]' in your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.

[Edit] Oups, just saw that this thread was a year old ! I focused on the day only.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert Tucker wrote:
You can select text (Ctrl+A if you want whole document) and then go to:

Format>Character...>Font>Language

To be very clear, this sets language at the character level, which is really only useful if you need to intermix languages within a paragraph.

To set a default language for all new documents, go to Tools>Options>Language Settings>Languages. To set a default language for a paragraph style (such as Default) edit the paragraph style instead of the character style. (This lets you include paragraphs of a different language in a document... which you can override at the character level as needed.)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

renatosilva wrote:
But it's possible to verify grammar in OOo? I didn't knew that.


You have to install a third party extension. These have been available since the days of OOo 1.1.3 --- maybe earlier.

How good they are is a different issue.
One major advantage is that onecan add/redefine/define rule sets for the language9s) that one is using.

I dont' have a current list Sad but the last time I counted there were around ten grammar checkers that could do rudimentary grammar checking in fifteen or so languages.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

foxcole wrote:
To be very clear, this sets language at the character level, which is really only useful if you need to intermix languages within a paragraph.

To set a default language for all new documents, go to Tools>Options>Language Settings>Languages. To set a default language for a paragraph style (such as Default) edit the paragraph style instead of the character style. (This lets you include paragraphs of a different language in a document... which you can override at the character level as needed.)


You were very clear! Thank you very much! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hagar de l'Est wrote:
renatosilva wrote:
Is there a way that I set the lang of a document? Whenever I open it, then the default verifier is the English, but others have Portuguese etc?

Do you need the language definition when creating a new document ? If so, you need to make different templates, one per language and change the language set in the Default paragraph style of each.


What I want is like a property I set with the language for the document. I think you accidentally have answered me. Even new or existing, I just have do set this property on the Default style of chars/paragraphs/pages, right?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

renatosilva wrote:
Even new or existing, I just have do set this property on the Default style of chars/paragraphs/pages, right?

Yes but modifying the default template for new documents avoid this operation in future documents at creation (if current setting is not the right one). Note that the main style to modify is the paragaph style.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hagar de l'Est wrote:
renatosilva wrote:
Even new or existing, I just have do set this property on the Default style of chars/paragraphs/pages, right?

Yes but modifying the default template for new documents avoid this operation in future documents at creation (if current setting is not the right one). Note that the main style to modify is the paragaph style.


I think we can either save this onto a template (and then we create docs from it) or make config when we create a doc, or even when we find one and want to change the language (in this last case your suggestion doesn't work). Right?

In my case, it's not everyday I write in Enlgish, so I think I can do it in each individual file as needed.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

renatosilva wrote:
In my case, it's not everyday I write in Enlgish, so I think I can do it in each individual file as needed.

Yes, in this case, no need to have a specific template.

renatosilva wrote:
when we find one and want to change the language (in this last case your suggestion doesn't work). Right?

What suggestion ? If you find an old document, you can still change its default language, modifying the Default paragraph style.
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