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Spell checker

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:02 pm
by Buzz1941
I am a writer and I have not had any trouble until yesterday. My spell checker isn't working. I have spelled words wrong on purpose...it doesn't catch it.

Re: Spell checker

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:09 pm
by RoryOF
Start by renaming your OpenOffice user profile.

If you are using Windows close OpenOffice and the Quickstarter. Open File
Explorer. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File Explorer (sometimes called Windows Explorer)
Address Bar and press Enter. Rename the "user" folder - "user.old" is a
good choice. Start OpenOffice.

This cures most spellcheck problems.


Loss of spellchecker can occur when the computer has been powered off too swiftly, before the internal housekeeping has been written to disk. After you have closed OpenOffice, use the formal computer power-off procedure to shut the computer down, then wait a few seconds (ten will probably be enough) to allow the internal buffers in the hard disk be flushed to the platters, before pulling the power plug or closing the laptop lid.

Re: Spell checker

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:38 pm
by Buzz1941
Thank you, I will shut it down now ;o)

Re: Spell checker

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:44 am
by robleyd
If no words are being detected as incorrect, you might find the following useful resources:
[Troubleshooting] Spell check in OpenOffice.
[Tutorial] Spell check and Language configuration