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Simplest way of installing OOo dictionaries on Linux

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:58 pm    Post subject: Simplest way of installing OOo dictionaries on Linux Reply with quote

Dear All

What is the simplest way of installing OOo dictionaries on Linux?

Thanks in advance,

Paul
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:06 am    Post subject: OOo 2 (Linux) : How to install dictionaries Reply with quote

OpenOffice.org 2 (Linux) : How to install dictionaries

To install dictionaries for all users, you need to log on as root.
Make sure you are connected to the web.
Start OpenOffice.org writer.
File > Wizards > Install new dictionaries from the web...
Select your language and follow the onscreen instructions.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, James. To do that, I need to invoke OOo from the command line. What is the command for that?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

paulus2005 wrote:
To do that, I need to invoke OOo from the command line. What is the command for that?

That depends on your Linux. Mostly "ooffice" or "soffice" should do the job. If not, take a closer look at the directory "/opt". It may contain an OpenOffice.org2.0 subfolder. There you'll find in "programs" the executables of OOo.

BTW: Why do you need to start it from command line?

With kind regards
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hol.sten wrote:
Why do you need to start it from command line?


Because I cannot see other way of invoking OOo as root, to install the
dictionaries. In truth, one should be able of installing them on one's
.openoffice.org2 directory, without being root. It would be simpler and
more convenient.

Paul
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:28 pm    Post subject: OOo 2 (Linux) : How to install dictionary for a single user Reply with quote

On Sat March 25, 2006 07:53:31, paulus2005 wrote:
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In truth, one should be able of installing them on one's .openoffice.org2 directory, without being root. It would be simpler and more convenient.
OpenOffice.org 2 (Linux) : How to install a dictionary for a single user

To install dictionaries for one user, you need to log on as that user.
Make sure you are connected to the web.
Start OpenOffice.org writer.
File > Wizards > Install new dictionaries from the web...
Select your language and follow the onscreen instructions. The option to install system-wide is unavailable.
The dictionaries are installed in $HOME/.openoffice.org2/user/wordbook.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, James.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paulus2005 wrote:
Because I cannot see other way of invoking OOo as root, to install the dictionaries.
If you have the root password (which I assume you have since you know how to su to root...) , you can use root just like any other account.
If you start the computer typing: jon [enter] pswrd [enter]. You can instead start it typing: root [enter] {root's password} [enter].

That way you can start OOo, not from command-line, but just like any other user.

Good luck,
O.R. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, O.R. I have just noticed that FC5 has the language package appropriate for my language. That package contains the respective dictionaries. So, it is an easy away of installing dictionaries.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried to follow these simple steps:
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File > Wizards > Install new dictionaries from the web...

... to install a new dictionary. The problem is I dont have that option in the Wizards menu. Even if log in to linux as root.

Definetely that option is not there, these are the only options I have there:
Code:
Letter ...
Fax ...
Agenda ...
______________
Presentation ...
______________
Web Page ...
______________
Document Converter ...
Euro Converter ...
______________
Address Data Source ...
What else can I do ??? Shocked

* EDIT *
Forget it ... I managed to find the popular file "DicOOo.sxw" and I installed my new dictionary (spanish). Now where should I go EXACTLY to make the default writing and spellcheck language the new one I installed ??? Mad

I read I had to go to Tools>Options>Language Settings>Writing Aids, but I cannt find there what exactly I have to change! Crying or Very sad


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, rax369. See this and following posts: http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=39940#159836

Loading the file mentioned apparently has the same effect as the wizard.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

upss... looks like I didnt finish to edit my post before you replied to my message. Embarassed

I managed to install the dictionary as I said before, the problem now is that I dont know what exactly I have to change in:

Tools->Options->Language Settings->Writing Aids Shocked
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