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I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and either libreoffice 5 as shipped by Ubuntu
or libreoffice 6, installed by myself. The problem is the same in both
versions. I have installed in both version the relevant dictionaries,

And in both I can run the spell checker on a new odt document.

However I am facing the following problem:

I open a MS doc document, which contains a large table which I have to
fill in. I type a word in spanish, mark it, and press F7 for spell
checking. The word is ignored since no dictionary is chosen. 

    1. So I try to set spanish myself, but this is impossible.

    2. I mark the whole document--> select right mouse--> select char-->
       select font--> select spanish. No effect.

I am really puzzled, I googled and did not find any answer.

Any help would be appreciated.

Uwe Brauer 

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