Issue 47108 - spellcheck does not work or its use is not intuitive at all
Summary: spellcheck does not work or its use is not intuitive at all
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: spell checking (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: Other Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 48975 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-04-10 14:58 UTC by reuss
Modified: 2014-12-11 20:21 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description reuss 2005-04-10 14:58:29 UTC
I used dictionary wizard and downloaded french dictionary with it.
changed default language to default then to french
typed in writer some french word with errors, neither was corrected.
ooo191 crashed with "microsoft c++ inexistent function call " or something similar.
In msword, use spellcheck is a lot of easier. I can change language in menu and
not only in tools->options->language.
if I change language in msword, the words are subligned, but not in oooo.
Comment 1 reuss 2005-04-11 00:41:20 UTC
it seems working now
Comment 2 reuss 2005-04-11 21:53:22 UTC
yesterday, spell checking worked for french language, but today, I am unable to
use the spellchecker.
I in toos->options->language setting I set the current document setting to
french, and trying to set the writing aids->spell checker to french and ok, it
becames always english and impossible to set it to french. btw, this is my
biggest problem with ooo, it is unusable in matter of spellchecking (i use
normally multiple languages and switch spellchecker is a big big pain if not
Comment 3 reuss 2005-04-14 22:28:42 UTC
I think I identified the problem: if I start a blank new document from the start
bar in windows, I could use the spellcheck function with the desired language,
but *if I start editing a Msword document with ooo (both 2.0 beta & 1.1.4) and
save or not as swx, spellcheck does not work.* I think this is a bug.
btw, it would be better a simpler language interface, eg. tools->language
list of languages
[]current document only
[]selected text only
[]current paragraph only
(i am not an interface designer, but it would be more simple, at least for me)
Comment 4 ooolist2007 2005-10-16 14:03:59 UTC
*** Issue 48975 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 reuss 2005-12-28 01:43:05 UTC
It would be really good to have a good spellcheck option in ooo. For example, in
place of the obscurous altlinuxhyph, myspell etc thing it would be more adequat
fewer options. For example: language: french, and that is all, and the
spellchecking were working. Fewer is sometimes more, I think. I am a bit deceved
now, because, once again, I wanted to change the language of a document
originally msword, and it did not work. If it is hardly formatted with headers
and footers, it is impossible to copy and paste to a new document that would
allow really to change language. keep the good work.
Comment 6 Henry Farkas 2014-12-11 13:10:12 UTC
I just wanted to use the standard American English dictionary, but whenever I turn spell check on, it gives me a red squiggly underline under every word unless I personally add it to the standard dictionary. I must be doing something wrong, but I can't figure out what it is.
Comment 7 urmasd 2014-12-11 20:21:23 UTC
Open the %APPDATA%\OpenOffice\4\user folder, and remove the 'extensions' folder found there.

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