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Uwe Brauer wrote:


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.

I assume the word you're typing is spelled incorrectly? Of course the spell checker will skip over it if spelled correctly in the selected language.

You could try on the menu Tools > Language > For All Text > Spanish. If Spanish isn't already listed there select More and then, under the "Default Languages for Documents" section of the options dialog which appears, select Spanish and check "For the current document only".

Check that the Spanish dictionary is definitely installed correctly. In the dropdown box where you select the language, there should be a tick with "ABC" alongside "Spanish".

If that still doesn't work, it might be worth saving the document in ODT format, close and then open the ODT version. I don't think that's likely to make any difference, but you may as well try if nothing else helps.

If none of that helps, perhaps someone else here with more experience of working in different languages might have some ideas...


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