Spell check not working after copy paste

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Spell check not working after copy paste

Postby tedantal » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:44 pm

I created a document in Wordpad, Win 10. Then copied and pasted it into OO Writer v 413, saved and converted it to .odf. Several spelling errors were not recognized.

If I manually type text into the same document, spell check still does not recognize the typos.

If I create a new document, spell check works.

I have renamed the user folder and restarted OO. Still no joy.
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Re: Spell check not working after copy paste

Postby RoryOF » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:50 pm

In OO, select /Tools /Language : "for all text" and choose your desired language from the menu. The imported text is remembering the language selected in the earlier program.

 Edit: The language for the area where the cursor is situated is shown in the middle of the Status Bar (bottom bar) of OO Writer. 
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Re: Spell check not working after copy paste

Postby Zizi64 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:52 pm

Check the language settings of the pasted paragraphs.

Use the Paste special - Unformatted text function in the future, if you want not paste some strange/unknown formatting properties. The language setting is a formatting property.
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