[Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

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[Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby bethlehem » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:25 pm

I've been having a problem that just started, that every word I type in Open Office Writer is underlined in red....as if they're all misspelled. How do I fix this? I've been using Open Office Writer for 2 years now and this has never happened.
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Re: open office writer: every word underlined in red

Postby FJCC » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:34 pm

Please see here: Spell Check not working
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Re: OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby steveh » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:39 pm

I had this same problem on my system. It was because of a corrupt file in my user profile. (Specifically %appdata%\OpenOffice\4\user\uno_packages. This has dictionaries in it.)
To reset the uno_packages folder:

1) Close down OpenOffice all the way (all windows of it).
2) Go to %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 > rename the user folder to userOLD.
3) Restart OO Writer, then shut it down again. This re-populates the user folder.
4) Rename the user folder to userNEW.
5) Rename the userOLD folder to user (reinstating your old profile).
6) Copy the folder "uno_packages" from userNEW to user (overwrite the corrupt folder).
7) Open an OO Writer file to verify the problem is fixed.
8) Delete userNEW.

This fixed my problem. I have several computers with OpenOffice on them, and they all started having the issue around the same time in 2017. I don't know what caused it, but now at least it can be fixed.
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Re: OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby hiilei » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:17 pm

I registered on this forum just so I could thank you, steveh! Great CLEAR instructions - solved my red underlining of every word in OpenOffice Writer. Thanks!!! :D
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby wesleytong » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:52 pm

Me too, registered on this forum just so I could thank you, steveh! You're brilliant! Thank you again!
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby TheBlackFedora » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:50 pm

Just like the previous two replies, I also registered on this forum to say a big Thank You to steveh.

Clear instructions. Direct and to the point.

Thanks for taking the time to post this.
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby lenbh » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:38 pm

Perfect. Thanks, steveh!
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby Eddurd » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:23 pm

I confirm that this works with version 4.1.5. Thanks!
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby DFH » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:25 pm

Thank you, Steve. Works great!!!!
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby stevester87 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:38 pm

I also created an account to log in and thank you. Worked perfectly on 4.1.7
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby SVasudev » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:42 am

Thanks for this solution, it worked for me!
Logged in to convey my thanks.
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Now spell check is not working, will try and figure that.

Thanks, Vasu
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby robleyd » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:50 am

You might find some useful information in [Troubleshooting] Spell check in OpenOffice
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby SVasudev » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:59 pm

Thanks David, I had visited this page.
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My problem solved, skipped the step of copying files from old to new user directory.
Saw some post along these lines.

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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby SVasudev » Wed May 19, 2021 9:28 am

Thanks @steveh

The all word red underlined solution worked, I had used it before and I used it again today.
I updated to 4.1.10 from 4.1.7 thinking the problem will go away, it didn't.
Maybe if I had uninstalled and installed it would go away.

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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice Writer: every word underlined in red

Postby RoryOF » Wed May 19, 2021 9:54 am

Uninstalling normally will not cure this problem, as the OO User Profile often remains and is picked up by the new install. A major uninstall, clearing every trace of OO, may cure the problem, but such major uninstalls are not easy for a less experienced computer user to perform.
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