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Tutorial for Spell check and Language configuration
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Do you want a sticky for spell checking ?
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Sirwin
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Under Windows, some users have experienced a problem with language settings that were not kept anymore when modified. Just remove the linguistic.xcu file located in the folder /Program files/openoffice.org2/share/registry/data/org/openoffice/office, it wrongly overrides the equivalent file in the user profile.


Maybe I need to stress my inexperience with computers. The above is practically a foreign language to me. But just in case you say I'm not trying, I tried to locate some files I could open. All I could come across were the system installation files, which do not contain anything that look like that. I also searched for the file on the computer. It foundit, but wouldn't let me open it, so I deleted it, but this had no effect on the spell checker. So I restored it.

Is there an easy way to find this file you are talking about?
Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once this file deleted (the one in the /program files/OpenOffice.org/... folder), have you closed OOo and the quickstarter (if activated) and run OOo again ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well deleting whatever lingistic file I found in that way made no difference. And yes, I did shut it down and try again. It just flips it back to English (Eire) every time.

When I go as far as
/Program files/openoffice.org2/share/registry/data/org/openoffice/office, there is no linguistic file to delete. And before you say I deleted it already, I unistalled Open Office and downloaded it all over again.

The files I see when I get that far are,
UI
Calc
Common
Compatibility
Data Access
Embedding
Form Wizard
Jobs
Labels
Maths
Paths
Protocol Handler
Scripting
Security
SFX
Table Wizard
UI
Views
Web Wizard
Writer

That's where I'm at.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's rather weird indeed. Could you post the content of your dictionary.lst file (in /share/dict/ooo) ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to but it won't let me open it and I haven't the expertise to know what programme to use.

It says
To open this file Windows need to know what programme you want to use to open it,
Windows can go online to look it u automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programmes on your computer. (paraphrased)

When I go on line, it gives me way too many suggestions and I don't know what I'm getting into.

At the moment, (this is my fourth re installation), the spellchecker is working. Fingers crossed, that's how it stays, but either way, If it stops working, or if it keeps working, I'll post back and say.

Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, just in case, all the configuration files (especially the dictionary.lst file) can be opened with a mere text editor like Notepad.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hagar de l'Est wrote:
Just remove the linguistic.xcu file located in the folder Program files/openoffice.org2/share/registry/data/org/openoffice/office.


I cannot find such a file in OO 2.3
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mamba wrote:
Hagar de l'Est wrote:
Just remove the linguistic.xcu file located in the folder Program files/openoffice.org2/share/registry/data/org/openoffice/office.


I cannot find such a file in OO 2.3


It is there in my installation of 2.3. Try looking here:

Documents and Settings\{username}Application Data\OpenOffice.org2\user\registry\data\org\openoffice\Office\Linguistic.xcu
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beware, the bug is related to the linguistic.xcu file located in the main install folder (under /Program files), not in the user profile. But the bug has been fixed in 2.3 with the new wizard (DicOOo 1.8). So you should not see this bug with 2.3.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hagar de l'Est wrote:
Beware, the bug is related to the linguistic.xcu file located in the main install folder (under /Program files), not in the user profile. But the bug has been fixed in 2.3 with the new wizard (DicOOo 1.Cool. So you should not see this bug with 2.3.


I also have no linguistic.xcu in the main install directory, only in my user profile directory.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Max OS X open office 2.1 dictionary failures Reply with quote

hi,

can't install en_NZ, mi_NZ or any other dictionaries into mac OSX version of office 2.1

the wizard fails -
it refuses to ask for proxy server password, so gets no access
then on an install of already downloaded files, gives this error:

Basic runtime error
An exception occured
Type: com.sun.star.packages.zip ZipIOException
Message: Bad Zip File

i have unzip available and am running an admin account.

trying the more basic method, i copied en_NZ.dict and .aff to ~/Library/Application Support/OpenOffice.org 2.1/user/wordbook and edited dictionary.lst to contain: DICT en NZ en_NZ

and it doesn't show up on a restart of open office.

what gives?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:01 pm    Post subject: fixed Reply with quote

i deleted <OO>/user/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/Linguistic.xcu

(i tried editing it to include en_NZ.dic but that didn't work)

mac OSX dictionaries now work.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Medical dicionaries Reply with quote

Dear All I have a medical dictionary named medspel but i dont know how to intall it in OOo I wonder if you know how or if there is another medical dictionary for this program
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Medical dicionaries Reply with quote

mbarbary wrote:
I wonder if you know how or if there is another medical dictionary for this program

Please search the forum before posting. With the mere "medical" keywords, you'll get less than 100 hits, several of them are relevant.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three new ways to select the language/dictionary for spell check are added to OOo 2.4.0
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