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Lilibeta
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:34 pm    Post subject: Thesaurus Reply with quote

Hello.
I'm using OPenOffice 1.1.4 on Windows XP. I set my language, spell check etc as Canadian English and for a while, everything worked perfectly. Recently however, my thesaurus has decided to stop working. The function is now greyed out.

I re-checked my preferences and options, confirmed that the thesaurus option was checked etc. but it still remains greyed out on documents I create. However, the function is active when I pull up documents created by someone else.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday 29 July 2005

There is not a Canadian Thesaurus. I use the British. I suspect that your Dictionary.lst was corrupted somehow.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:28 am    Post subject: thesaurus Reply with quote

Thanks, but I didn't say I was using Canadian thesaurus. I said: " I set my language, spell check etc as Canadian English" (just in case that was relevant somehow) and indicated that my thesaurus wasn't working properly.

Now, regarding dictionary.lst, if it is corrupt, wouldn't it affect both files created by me and others, not just those created by me?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Normally if you set to Canadian English, you would automatically have the thesaurus greyed because their is no Canadian Thesaurus. I got around it by editing the dictionary.lst to declare the British Thesaurus for Canadian English. I do not use the automatic dictionary installation, but maybe that macro installed a thesaurus for you.

A corrupt Dictionary.lst would only effect your system, since the only the language declaration is stored in files.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:43 pm    Post subject: thesaurus Reply with quote

Ok, that makes perfect sense. I've taken a look at the dictionary.lst file but I'm not sure how to edit the file. I'm guessing I need to add: THES en CA th_en_GB to the end of that code block (did you use CA, CAD, CAN or CANADA as the shortform?) Does any other code need to be added elsewhere ie. in field 2,3 or 4?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lilibeta,

You may find this helpful:
http://www.8daysaweek.co.uk/downloads.htm#ukthesaurus

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You line looks correct. It should be all you need. You also should get the 8daysaweek thesaurus.

I will check and reply when I am on a Windows system (currently on my OS/2).

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: thesaurus Reply with quote

I appreciate all the help. I have added the code to dictionary.lst and added the 8daysaweeks theasaurus but with no success so something must be corrupt somewhere.

On an up note, I found a downloadable thesaurus online called WordWeb
wordweb.info/free/

It works independently of your wordprocessing software and is fairly extensive.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: thesaurus Reply with quote

Lilibeta wrote:
I have added ... the 8daysaweeks theasaurus but with no success so something must be corrupt somewhere.

I will test it later in the week / next week and see if something's wrong. I've been meaning to do some work on it recently anyway so this is a welcome prompt Smile

Thanks for posting the other site too - looks interesting.

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