On Mon, 2012-02-13 at 09:04 -0500, webmaster for Kracked Press
On 02/12/2012 08:48 PM, Andreas Säger wrote:
Tools>Options>LanguageSettings>Default Language sets the language for
all brand new documents. Brand new documents those documents which are
not derived from some template.
If you use some default template for a component, you've got to open
the template for editing (File>Templates>Edit...) and apply the
language setting together with option "current document only".
This setting affects the "font language" in all text formatting
dialogs having a "Font" tab.
I think right now the problem could be the use of many languages in a
single document and getting the language option menu in the "Spelling
and Grammar" icon/option to have more space for more language listings -
is what is needed. I added German to my dictionaries and it did not
show up in that specific menu list. Setting the default language for a
specific paragraph, etc., did show German though.
I have had a document that contained English, German, and Spanish
in one paragraph. By creating a character style for each language, I was
able to correctly spell check all three languages. Three paragraphs in
three different languages requires one paragraph style for each
Yes, having styles and templates set up for making a new document have a
specific default language may be a good idea, but the basic user would
not know how to do this. I have been using LO since 3.3.0 and have not
got into creating "styles" or changed my default document, or even
created any new templates.
I don't mean to sound harsh at all, but if you want LO or OOo to
more than the basics you need to learn how to use styles. Begin with the
Writer chapter in the Getting Started with LO and then graduate to the
I thing I might have to buy a printed copy of the Writer book, if I was
to start dealing with all the other things that Writer can do that I
have not been doing so far. I would rather read a printer book than
read it on my desktop or laptop. I do not have a tablet.
Lulu.com sells printed copies of the Writer Guide. The direct link:
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