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I know many users that have Win7 and their LO package works fine.

I know of users that have this spelling issue with Vista and XP.

It is not an issue that can be easily replicated, since only a few people seem to have trouble with the spell checking system. If the issue cannot be easy replicated, it becomes very hard to find what code or combination of code is causing the problem on only certain systems. It could be something as weird as some problem in the Win7 registry that is corrupted that could be causing the problem. I have to run a checking system every so ofter to fix the registry errors that happen on my various XP and Vista systems I deal with from time to time [mine and others].

Oh well, that is why I have been running Ubuntu since 2009 on my main desktop and on various servers and laptops before then.

On 10/11/2012 08:11 PM, Robert Burns wrote:
      Hummm thinking wonder if i could copy and paste a doc to Libre then follow you ideas or do i 
have to invent;  type up a new doc and tryed out Open Office and I B M  lotus and they both hate 
both windows 7 amazing that can t get fixed so far;  looking at other office programs maybe they 
all don t hate win 7 -  theirs a bunch of free ones its amazing - later .

--- On Thu, 10/11/12, Tom Davies <> wrote:

From: Tom Davies <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work . .
To: "Lostsoul" <>, "" <>
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 8:14 AM

Hi :)
I think just try exactly what you have described.
1.  Just save the file
2.  close the file
3.  double-click to open it
4.  click on the spell-check button

If step 3 opens the file in anything other than LibreOffice then
1.  close the file again
2.  right-click on the file's icon, a menu should appear
3.  in that right-click menu choose "Open with ..."
4.  Hopefully LibreOffice Writer should be in there.  If not then at the bottom there is usually something 
like "more programs".  LibreOffice's various programs/modules (Writer, Calc etc) should be in there.

If that doesn't work or starts looking far too complicated then
1.  Open LibreOffice but do
File - Close
to get back to the LO splash-screen that offers a choice of which module to open.
2.  Instead of opening a module just drag the file's icon into the LO window

Probably the 1st set of 4 steps will do the trick.  The rest is just in case it's being awkward.  I 
have forgotten which OS you are using but they are all pretty much the same except Mac.  However, there 
are slight differences so please let us know which OS you are using to get better detail.  Windows?  
Xp, Win7?  Ubuntu, Mageia, Fedora openSUSE or some other flavour of Gnu&Linux?  OS X or other Mac?  
It seems unlikely you are using a BSD (unless you count Mac) but if you are there might still be 
someone on this list using it although i think they tend to go off to the devs list fairly quickly or 
use their own down-stream forums/lists.
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Lostsoul <>
Sent: Thursday, 11 October 2012, 12:41
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work . .

      Can i save a document then re open it in Libre that re open in Libre are have it spelled 
checked to fix a mis spelled word that was missed earlyier and if so how?

--- On Thu, 10/11/12, Jean-Francois Nifenecker [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] 
<> wrote:

From: Jean-Francois Nifenecker [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] 
Subject: Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work . .
To: "Lostsoul" <>
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 2:05 AM


Le 11/10/2012 02:22, Lostsoul a écrit :
Ok using Libre version and my auto spell doesn t and even worse when
i click on manual spell check all i get is the stupid question do i want to
start at the top; i click yes
I think that question is not stupid. Some people just want to start
spellchecking at the current location. YMMV.

but then i get the boot telling me its all
finished and it isn t ! ?

So whats that crap all about and how do i fix it  ? ?   H E L P  waiting . .

Check that in Format / Characters the language is defined as you wish.
If it is defined as [none] no wonder you get the behaviour you're meeting.

The best way to fix the undefined language is to set the underlying
paragraph style:
(the paragraph being selected or the insertion point being in the faulty
1. F11 (or Format / Styles and formatting). A new toolbar shows up.
2. Make sure the Paragraph styles list is selected (first toolbutton
from the left)
2. Right-Click the selected style name
3. Select Change
4. In the Font page, go to Language list. Set the language to the
desired value.
5. Validate

And you're set!

Note: I'm using an FR interface. The menus and options names above are
freely translated.


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