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It works on my Ubuntu 12.04 install[s] and my Windows install[s].

Since it uses the same en_US.dic for the language reference for the
797K+ word list, it may not show up as a different dictionary outside of
the Extension manager.  My last testing for the thesaurus showed the
lookup results of that dictionary first , then showed the original en_US
thesaurus results at the end of those results.

In the top box of the "Writing Aids", I see Hunspell Spellchecker,
Libhyphen Hyphenator, Lightproof grammar checker, and New

The bottom box - at the bottom of the option list - is the check boxes
for the Hyphenate option, plus there is the grammar check boxes.

The only added extension was the American English extension.

I have seen this same issue[s] with dictionary/thesaurus/hyphen system
on and off since 3.4 or 3.5 days.  I believe there has been bug reports
before.  Some people fixed the problem by closing LO and then renaming
the user profile.  When you reopen LO, you will need to reinstall the
American English, since it may have been removed from the extension list.

For Ubuntu, it is ".config/libreoffice/"  I would rename it
".config/libreoffice-old/" or "-backup".  That way you do not loose your
profile if you want to go back to it.

On 09/12/2013 11:39 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I think that is 2 separate questions.  (Not completely convinced but i think it is)  

For hyphenation try 
Tools - Options - "Language Settings" - "Writing Aids" 
and then near the bottom of the bottom box as well as near the top of the top one.  

I think the middle box might deal with the dictionaries problem?  
Regards from 
Tom :)  

 From: Virgil Arrington <>
Sent: Thursday, 12 September 2013, 13:40
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Linux hyphenation

I need some help with my Linux LO installation.

I'm running Linux Mint 15, and LO 4.0.5. I recently noticed that 
hyphenation doesn't work. I don't know if it ever did, so I can't say 
that it just recently stopped working.

My language settings tell me that I have spell check and thesaurus 
modules, but neither hyphenation nor grammar modules. My language 
setting is "English (USA)."

My "usr/share/hunspell" folder simply shows two files "en_US.dic" and 

So, I then downloaded the more complete American English dictionary from 
the LO dictionary extension pages. 

My extension manager says it is installed, and the files, including a 
hyphenation dictionary, appear in the 
folder, but...

LO doesn't seem to recognize the new dictionaries. Hyphenation still 
doesn't work, and my language settings under "Tools/Options/Language 
Settings/" haven't changed. I still have no hyphenation or grammar 
modules, and no options are available to recognize them.

Any ideas on how to get LO to recognize my new dictionaries?


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