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On 02/10/2011 04:05 PM, Al Mansur wrote:
Is spell checking broken in LO?

I've also tried OO and it works the same; meaning its spell checker also

I deliberately put in a misspelled word and it didn't get the squeegly red

I deliberately ran the spell checker and it says all is well but the
language field it blank.

The first time I tried to run it the language field said German so I
switched it to English.

Do I need to do something extra to make spell checking work?

I checked the extensions and all seems well there.

NOTE that there are some links in the help and Extension Manager that link

Is it Ok to mix extensions from OO into LO?


Have you gone into "Tools/Options/Language Settings/Writing Aids"
and checked all the
"Available language modules", "User-defined dictionary", and "Options"
that you want to use for Writer?  Is the Toolbar listing of "AutoSpellcheck"
and "Spelling and Grammar (F7)" shown properly and not "grayed out"?

What Platform are you using?  Was there any language pack for you to
download and install?  Some of the platforms have en-US, en-GB, and en-ZA,
available for the languages, while others do not show en-US in the list at all.

I an running 64-bit Ubuntu/Debian installed with en-US language as my only
language, at this time, though the extension manager shows English, French,
and Spanish dictionaries installed.

I have most of the "Writing Aids" checked to be used, and I have no problem
seeing red markings for words not known in the spelling dictionary and blue
markings for grammar problems.

Hopefully you have not checked some optional part of the "Writing Aids" or
some other simple thing was not done or turned on that is causing your troubles.

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