Issue 70333 - Retain Tools->Options->Paths->User-defined dictionaries
Summary: Retain Tools->Options->Paths->User-defined dictionaries
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.4
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: OOo 2.4
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-10-12 06:29 UTC by jwt
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:04 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description jwt 2006-10-12 06:29:18 UTC
As of 2.0.4rc3 the templates path has been restored (thanks!), but the
'User-defined dictionaries' paths is still missing.
Comment 1 bobharvey 2006-10-12 12:18:12 UTC
*** Issue 70333 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 2 Mathias_Bauer 2006-10-14 14:13:21 UTC
One reason why these settings haven't been restored is that they are badly
designed. The access to the wordbooks is not in any way different than the
access to e.g. autotext files, but for whatever reason it uses two configuration
entries instead of one. This should be cleaned up.

Another point we have to fix is the access to the linguistic files. 

Our preferred way to install addiotional content would be to use packages but
the current code for dictionaries can't cope with this as it has fixed path
Comment 3 maison.godard 2006-12-05 09:42:19 UTC
please keep me inform about backward compatibility as these may need DicOOo
Comment 4 Mathias_Bauer 2006-12-11 09:02:49 UTC
Of course, Laurent, thanks for the hint.
Comment 5 mwtoews 2006-12-19 23:46:34 UTC
This defect (not a feature) still persists in the 2.1.0 release (but oddly,
never for me in the 2.0.4 release).  I have a WinXP platform with en_CA locale.
It's no big deal, except that I need to [re/de]select my dictionaries in Tools >
Options > Paths > User-defined dictionaries each time I start-up OOo.
Comment 6 mci 2007-06-13 13:38:46 UTC
added myself to CC
Comment 7 thomas.lange 2007-12-03 15:13:59 UTC
This issue will become superfluous with the implementation of issue 80286 (use
of multi pathes).
Comment 8 thomas.lange 2007-12-03 15:14:37 UTC
Comment 9 Peter Roelofsen 2012-12-29 23:27:52 UTC
Please re-open as the issue has not been fixed.
Comment 10 Andrea Pescetti 2012-12-30 00:48:24 UTC
Reopening as requested.

However, consider this note from tl:
For user-dictionaries this usually should also not be changed at the
users discretion because if a dictionary is editable or not is decided upon if
the dictionary resides in the share or user layer of installation.

However if you still feel there is the need to allow the user to add some paths
to the existing ones in the UI (without modifying or removing the default
settings!) you may write an issue that this should be allowed.
[Note that we might want to get rid of the layers completely, so the problem outlined above could be mitigated by this]