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Well said.  Sorry i can't help with the specific problem.  It is well documented 
and is apparently recommended that people uninstall OpenOffice before installing 
LibreOffice so it surprises me that anyone expects different.  Many apologies 
for my colleagues rudeness but i fear that is the norm for this emailing list.
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

From: Richard Hainsworth <>
Sent: Thu, 3 March, 2011 9:24:52
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem with spellcheck

MR ZenWiz

Your sarcasm is unwarranted!

I can type, and I know how to do console installations. But I also read on the 
LibOffice official site that it was recommended to use the installation set up 
for specific distributions! Unfortunately, the LibOffice site did not point to 
your multiple postings.

Furthermore, on numerous occasions I have suffered problems installing 
OpenOffice (from version 1 onwards) and I have had multiple versions of OOO 
installed, and I have suffered problems with that. Moreover, on the first 
installation of LibOffice using the recommended setup, the installation broke 
spell checking. It took me a day to find out how to fix it.

LibOffice is a complex package and problems are likely, but it does not help 
anyone to be insulted.

You may find it easy to deal with the situation, and you may have the solution, 
although you had to post a 'more robust' set of instructions, so it wasnt so 
easy after all. Knowing about all the problems entitles you to the title of 

But I am not a guru, nor are the vast majority of people who want to use 


On 03/02/2011 11:19 PM, MR ZenWiz wrote:
On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 12:55 AM, Richard Hainsworth
<>  wrote:
In the end, I discovered that the problem was not in LibO per se, but in the
language support that LibO and OOO rely on. Since it is necessary (it may
not be 'necessary', but you have to be a guru to get around it) to
completely remove OOO in order to install LibO (at least this is the case
for Ubuntu), the installation process broke the OS language support.

The only time "it is necessary" to remove OOo to install LO is if you
are using the LO PPA repository as opposed to the (not all that
complicated, certainly not "guru" level) command line installation

If you truly don't understand how to do a command line installation, I
have posted in this list (twice, actually, the second time more robust
than the first) a simple bash shell script that you can use to install
any LO tarball.  All you need to know is how to open a terminal, how
to move into a directory, how to type the name of the shell script and
your own password.  It can't really be made any simpler....

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