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Hi :)
Thanks :)

Ok, deleting a thing doesn't always uninstall it in Windows.  I think it works in Wine but not 
Windows.  (errr Wine stands for "Wine Is Not an Emulator" because it is a far more sophisticated 
way of getting Windows programs running on non-MS platforms).  So can you open the "Add/remove 
programs" thing in Win7?  it's a real pain to try to find it.  I tend to stumble onto it by 
accident and then quickly do everything i can that i need to before i lose it again.  It might be 
that when you say you have deleted programs you have been using the right tool, especially if you 
have much experience with Vista (which i mostly managed to dodge).  

So, when you say you deleted the programs was that by drag&dropping them into the wastebin or 
right-clicking on the program folde and choosing delete or did you find some weird gui that looked 
a bit like a normal folder with odd things in it?

Ok, so if Win7 was pre-installed then we can kinda rule that out of the equation for now.  The way 
you were talking about it made it sound like you had bought a Win7 Dvd and installed it yourself 
without having had much experience of doing that sort of thing.  It's not as easy as people make 
out!  So, we can definitely rule out needing to install Ubuntu just in order to make sure you have 
a working OS on your machine at this stage!!  

Ok, so when we say to rename "the" user profile that is only the user profile for LO, not for Win7! 
 Each program tends to have it's own way of storing all those settings and configurations.  They 
all tend to store them separately and most have different ideas of what are the best ways of doing 
it.  Some allow users to go in and mess around with stuff but others really freak out and cause 

Most OpenSource programs tend to use the same folder to set-up a sub-folder for themselves.  Then 
inside that folder they may only have a little text-file that you can read and maybe even edit with 
Notepad!  LibreOffice tends to have tons of stuff in there so they have a number of sub-folders 
inside their main sub-folder = such as one sub-sub-folder to contain all Extensions, another for 
back-ups, another for galleries of images, another for templates and so on.  If you rename the main 
sub-folder and then open LibreOffice again it will automatically create a new one with all the 
default settings.  Of course since you only renamed rather than deleted it you can always copy some 
of those sub-sub-folders back to regain settings and see if it was that sub-sub-folder that was 
causing the problem.  Many of us try to create a copy of a working sub-folder in order to be able 
to quickly revert to a working system if one of our users has done something crazy
 or had an accident.  

Ok, so navigate to 

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\config\LibreOffice\3

When you were in the \config part of that you might have noticed other folders alongside the LO 
one.  Programs such as Firefox, hmmm, well Firefox is run by the Mozilla Foundation and they have a 
few programs so they tend to put one sub-folder called "Mozilla" and then create a sub-sub-folder 
in their each time you install one of their other programs.  

My usual prefered way is to rename the "3" folder to todays date written backwards.  Some people 
just rename it to "backup" or some-such but then they don't always know which is the one that 
caused tons of problems and which is their real back-up [shrugs].  So once you have renamed

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\config\LibreOffice\3

to be

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\config\LibreOffice\somethingelse

then make sure you have closed any documents and all other open instances of LibreOffice and then 
try opening a document or just open LibreOffice.  Hopefully problems will have magically vanished 
but please let us know.  

Regards from
Tom :)  

From: Robert Burns <>
To: "" <>; Tom Davies 
Sent: Monday, 15 October 2012, 13:36
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work x

   Not using libre from free sites because they are 28 or 125 mb in size so i deleted those now 
using the full version 220 mb version  3.6.6. but thinking of trying 3.5.4 since some think that s 
the best version to try with windows 7 but trying abiword and I B M lotus and 
Kingsoft  maybe they won t throw fits at windows 7 so no hurry to reset w7; libre needs fixing not 
windows 7 .
Windows 7 came with the lap top; when i use save as i have 7 choices so which is the best to use; 
save as with libre and can i get a save doc format switched over to saved as; and would libre stop 
having win7 fits i wonder .
And a screen shot of what ? ?   Whew  later .  .  .

--- On Mon, 10/15/12, Tom Davies <> wrote:

From: Tom Davies <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work x
To: "Lostsoul" <>, "" 
Date: Monday, October 15, 2012, 8:15 AM

Hi :)
Did you uninstall all versions of 'LO' that you got from "some freeware site" and do an antivirus 
scan?  Did you download the 3.5.6 or 3.6.something LO from the official site and install as 

Is there any chance of giving us a screen-shot?

Also, just out of curiosity, have you used Win7 on any machine other than your own?  Has anyone 
else used your machine that might have some familiarity with Win7 when it's properly installed?  
Did you install Win7 or was it already on the machine when you bought it?  

Btw Abiword can save files in MS formats but you have to do
File - "Save As ..."
You can't set it to default to MS formats.  I tried nagging them about it but gave up.  The native 
format it uses is the OpenDocument Format, same as LO, same as almost every other word-processing 
program except MS and even they purport to support it as a non-native format.  So, people using MS 
Office 'should' be able to open your documents created in AbiWord.  I did mention all this when i 
made some suggestions about what other free word-processors were out there although not in as much 

Regards from
Tom :)  

From: Lostsoul <>
Sent: Monday, 15 October 2012, 5:04
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work x

Ok whats going on now when i move my mouse about a blank page i get 5 lines to the right of the i 
line which is the pointer hope that makes sense; how do i end that ? 

--- On Sun, 10/14/12, Tom [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] 
<> wrote:

From: Tom [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] <>
Subject: Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work x
To: "Lostsoul" <>
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:15 PM

Hi :) 
To "get back to factory defaults" and 'switch off' all Extensions just rename your User Profile.  
Larry gave a link to help with that.  Here is another link that will one day be merged with the 
one Larry gave

Factory defaults are possibly a bit less tweaked than whatever you had installed so it may look a 
little different and may remove some weirdnesses.  It's a good thing to try whenever you find 
weird things going on.  It usually beats a reinstall assuming you have now installed a proper 
version of LO.  

Regards from 
Tom :)  

--- On Sun, 14/10/12, Lostsoul <[hidden email]> wrote: 

From: Lostsoul <[hidden email]> 
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work x 
To: [hidden email] 
Date: Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 9:37 

     Haha very funny that know one can tell me why word problems hate windows 7 never had any word 
programs hate vista so explain if you dare; you'd be the first why the word programs hate win 7 
and why no one but no one has a fix; this i got to hear. 
How do i turn off file extensions in windows 7 64 bit   -  later . .  

--- On Sun, 10/14/12, Andreas Säger [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] <[hidden email]> wrote: 

From: Andreas Säger [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] <[hidden email]> 
Subject: Re: Auto and Manual Spell do not work x 
To: "Lostsoul" <[hidden email]> 
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 4:28 AM 

Am 14.10.2012 10:10, Lostsoul wrote: 
     Ok now what the crap; why are abiword documents being saved as adobi docs how do i fix that 
can t get anything right crap .   -  later 

I strongly recommend some computer crash curse. File name associations 
are free.  There is nothing hard wired to the system. You can open any 
file with any program you want. You can tell your desktop environment 
which programs can open which types of files and which single program is 
the preferred one to be used on double-click. 
First of all, any user who is forced to use MS Windows should turn off 
the option to hide known file name extensions. Since Windows '95 this is 
the major obstacle which prevents people from understanding their system. 

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