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Sheelos
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:02 pm    Post subject: Thesaurus Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I have downloaded the English (Australian) dictionary, My speel checker is working perfectly but I do nothave a thesaurus.

Can I rename the English US thesaurus so that the program thinks it is an english (Australian) version??

that way I do not have to swap langauge setting everytime i need the thesaurus function.??
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sheelos,

See:
http://www.8daysaweek.co.uk/downloads.htm#ukthesaurus

HTH Smile,
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks 8 days...

I didn't actually use the GB thes, instead I used the guidelines provided in the read me file to modify the dictionary.lst file so that it thinks the us thes is an Australian one. then I renamed the idx and dat files accordingly.

worked sweet
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheelos wrote:
instead I used the guidelines provided in the read me file to modify the dictionary.lst file so that it thinks the us thes is an Australian one. then I renamed the idx and dat files accordingly.

worked sweet

I thought you might Smile Glad it worked out for you.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the thesaurus work for versions 1.9xx and 2.0 RC?

When I check it in Tools-> Language Settings -> Writing Aids, the icon is still faded out and not lit.

my computer is set to region Australia but ooo only has the US version so I'm trying to set it to US.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donki,

in the program files\Openofficeorg\share\dict directory, rename the US thesaurus from en_US to en_AU the open the dictionary.lst file with notepad and change the referance to the en_US thesaurus to en_AU so the it corresponds with the name change you just did. then go into Open office tools>options> language settings and change them to english (australian).

that should work

use the link provided 8daysaweek.co.uk a a guide aswell.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Tools-> options -> language, it now shows English (Australia) after doing those changes.
but the icon is still faded out.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope, I ran writer again and now it works.

A great mighty thx.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah you have to do it with open office closed, then re-open.

Also for those interested, this procedure also works with OOo ver 2 RC1
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheelos wrote:
Also for those interested, this procedure also works with OOo ver 2 RC1

Great. It's a start for the new version, although I think a localized GB version is being released for v2 Smile

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