Issue 123853 - Spell Check stops working
Summary: Spell Check stops working
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: spell checking (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.1
Hardware: All Windows 7
: P3 Major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2013-12-14 08:40 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld
Modified: 2014-08-15 21:01 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

Test Kit with damaged profile (730.43 KB, application/zip)
2013-12-14 08:40 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
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Description Rainer Bielefeld 2013-12-14 08:40:54 UTC
Created attachment 82098 [details]
Test Kit with damaged profile

Steps how to reproduce with "AOO 4.0.1   – German UI / German locale  [Rev. 1524958 2013-09-20 11:40:29]" on  German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit)", “historic”  4.0  User Profile used for all  predecessor versions:

0. Replace your existing User Profile by damaged one from attached 
   Test kit
1. Launch AOO
2. From AOO Start Center open SampleDocumentGerman.odt
   Expected: German text from AOO German help more or less without
             misspelled words
   Actual: All words recognized as misspelled.

Additional info
(a) Spell check worked fine, but suddenly (after a crash? I don't remember) 
    spell check stopped working 
(b) Problem is not limited to German Language texts
(c) Renaming user profile (so that a new one will be created) 
    healed the problem
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2013-12-14 16:09:23 UTC
As given in description.
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1543812
Win 7
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-12-29 17:09:52 UTC
Happened again, probably after a crash for unknown reasons.
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-12-29 18:07:03 UTC
It seems that the problem is in user profile folder

When I replace that one in the damaged profile the spell check becomes repaired, works.
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-12-29 18:30:12 UTC
You can find a test kit with uno_packages_worksfine and uno_packages_worksNOT here <>

Replacing your uno_packages by  uno_packages_worksNOT (and rename) should show the effect that all words in your documents are considered misspelled, uno_packages_worksfine shouldwork fine. May be I will find the time to do some more research and to narrow down the root of the problem, so may be we can find a solution to reduce vulnerability.
Comment 5 hanya 2014-02-08 11:57:36 UTC
1. Did you remove something from uno_packages/ before packging the attached file in the report Description?
2. Did you uninstall some extensions contains dictionaries?

There are some registered informations about installed extensions in uno_packages.pmap file.
But no real content of them are not there in uno_packages/cache/uno_packages.
And also registry/ directory 
contains some configuration files remained even some extensions are already removed (if 2 is true mentioned above).

There is dictionaries.xcu file in sv26dmc.tmp (under configuration backend) and 
it is still valid as configuration value.
When I comment out HunSpellDic_en-US node of the file, red wave marks wont shown 
for en-US paragraphs.
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-08 12:28:22 UTC
(In reply to hanya from comment #5)
1.: No
2.: No

But (of course) I can not be 100% sure that something became lost after a crash of because of othe reasons.

BTW: 2013-12-29 was the last time where I observed the problem. Probably because now I do a backup of my user installation every day ;-)

Because it seems that nobody else observed appearance of that problem it might be appropriate to close this one