Issue 126657 - spell check inoperative
Summary: spell check inoperative
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 121930
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.2
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P5 (lowest) Major (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2015-11-15 04:42 UTC by Jim Jeffries
Modified: 2015-11-15 20:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Jim Jeffries 2015-11-15 04:42:51 UTC
Have Win10 installed.  The spell checker worked with 4.1.1 for several months afterward then suddenly failed.  Have installed 4.1.2 and still no spell checker.  App comes up, but can find nothing wrong, even I though I KNOW the word is not spelled right.
Comment 1 Keith N. McKenna 2015-11-15 20:01:04 UTC
The usual starting point for spellcheck problems is to delete or rename the OpenOffice user profile. Doing this sorts out a very large proportion [read: most] of OpenOffice stability problems. Details of how to do this are given in

If you have a customised user profile (i.e. dictionaries and autocomplete entries) rename the profile folder rather than delete it; the customised components can be brought forward later to the new profile that will be created on next start of OpenOffice.  After completing the delete or rename, look for OpenOffice to prompt for your name/initials on next startup.  If it doesn't, you need to reread the instructions.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 121930 ***