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Chris Addington
hi

opened a .docx and found spellcheck had stopped functioning

uninstalled & reinstalled openoffice -  appears ok for now

?????
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Re: spellcheck

Rory O'Farrell
On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:23:45 +0100
Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:

> hi
>
> opened a .docx and found spellcheck had stopped functioning
>
> uninstalled & reinstalled openoffice -  appears ok for now
>
> ?????
> regardschris
>
> --
> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>

This spellcheck failure was most likely due to the incorrect language being specified in the downloaded document - for example one of the variants of English other than your OpenOffice had selected.  If it happens again, note the language specified in the Status Bar (at screen bottom).  If this does not match your installed language, use /Tools /Language /For all text to change the document language variant to that you normally use.  This will most probably sort out the problem without need to reinstall OpenOffice.


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spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Chris Addington
hi

this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc of a new
update (for dictionaries i think) - clicked update - spellcheck not
working (again

shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))

options set to 'spellcheck' but no red underline to incorrectly spelt words

????????


regardschris


Chris Addington Pr.Eng.

On 21/07/2015 09:52, Rory O'Farrell wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:23:45 +0100
> Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> hi
>>
>> opened a .docx and found spellcheck had stopped functioning
>>
>> uninstalled & reinstalled openoffice -  appears ok for now
>>
>> ?????
>> regardschris
>>
>> --
>> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>>
> This spellcheck failure was most likely due to the incorrect language being specified in the downloaded document - for example one of the variants of English other than your OpenOffice had selected.  If it happens again, note the language specified in the Status Bar (at screen bottom).  If this does not match your installed language, use /Tools /Language /For all text to change the document language variant to that you normally use.  This will most probably sort out the problem without need to reinstall OpenOffice.
>
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URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Chris Addington-2
hi brian

installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
thesaurus version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck

uninstalled openoffice, restarted

installed open office 4.1.2, restarted

now no spellcheck

i urgently need spellcheck to function

what to do?

regardschris

Chris Addington Pr.Eng.

On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:

> hi brian
>
> thanx4that
>
> i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now
> have update message again (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries
> & thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
>
> will try again  later & restart machine
>
>
> thanxagainchris
>
> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>
> On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
>> At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
>>> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
>>
>> I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could this
>> be fake and a malicious attack?
>>
>>> ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
>>
>> If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
>>
>>> ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
>>
>> Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly spelled
>> different words.
>>
>>> ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
>>
>> That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active language
>> at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language set
>> for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
>> select the word or region of text before examining the indication in
>> the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same language,
>> you could select it all and then set the language.
>>
>> o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you
>> restarted your system?
>>
>> o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font | Language.
>> Is "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the text
>> "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
>>
>> o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you shouldn't
>> need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is bundled
>> with the program.
>>
>> o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
>> installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
>>
>> o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are
>> available. You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed.
>> You could download the correct extension and install this in place of
>> whatever is causing you trouble.
>>
>> I trust this helps.
>>
>> Brian Barker - privately
>>
>>
>


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Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Chris Addington
hi uninstalled again

installed older version openoffice 4.1.1 - STILL NO SPELLCHECK

*????????????????????????????????????????????*

i appreciate that openoffice are providing community software but that
does NOT justify invading peoples homes/machines with faulty/untested
software/updates

please advise how to fix this problem

Chris Addington Pr.Eng.

On 10/08/2016 16:24, Chris Addington wrote:

> hi brian
>
> installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
> thesaurus version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck
>
> uninstalled openoffice, restarted
>
> installed open office 4.1.2, restarted
>
> now no spellcheck
>
> i urgently need spellcheck to function
>
> what to do?
>
> regardschris
>
> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>
> On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:
>> hi brian
>>
>> thanx4that
>>
>> i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now
>> have update message again (english spelling & hyphenation
>> dictionaries & thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
>>
>> will try again  later & restart machine
>>
>>
>> thanxagainchris
>>
>> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>>
>> On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
>>> At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
>>>> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
>>>
>>> I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could this
>>> be fake and a malicious attack?
>>>
>>>> ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
>>>
>>> If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
>>>
>>>> ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
>>>
>>> Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly
>>> spelled different words.
>>>
>>>> ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
>>>
>>> That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active language
>>> at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language set
>>> for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
>>> select the word or region of text before examining the indication in
>>> the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same
>>> language, you could select it all and then set the language.
>>>
>>> o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you
>>> restarted your system?
>>>
>>> o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font | Language.
>>> Is "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the text
>>> "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
>>>
>>> o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you shouldn't
>>> need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is bundled
>>> with the program.
>>>
>>> o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
>>> installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
>>>
>>> o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are
>>> available. You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed.
>>> You could download the correct extension and install this in place
>>> of whatever is causing you trouble.
>>>
>>> I trust this helps.
>>>
>>> Brian Barker - privately
>>>
>>>
>>
>

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Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

W. Robert J. Funnell, Prof.
A quick Web search turns up the following from 2015:

<<
You should start by deleting or renaming your OpenOffice user profile.
As you are using Windows do this by:
Close OpenOffice and the Quickstarter. Open File Explorer. Copy and
paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File Explorer Address Bar and
press Enter. Rename the "user" folder. Start OpenOffice.

A quick search on the forum would have found many replies dealing with
this problem.
>>

Does this help? (Are you using MS Windows?)


On Wed, 10 Aug 2016, Chris Addington wrote:

> hi uninstalled again
>
> installed older version openoffice 4.1.1 - STILL NO SPELLCHECK
>
> *????????????????????????????????????????????*
>
> i appreciate that openoffice are providing community software but that does
> NOT justify invading peoples homes/machines with faulty/untested
> software/updates
>
> please advise how to fix this problem
>
> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>
> On 10/08/2016 16:24, Chris Addington wrote:
>>  hi brian
>>
>>  installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries & thesaurus
>>  version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck
>>
>>  uninstalled openoffice, restarted
>>
>>  installed open office 4.1.2, restarted
>>
>>  now no spellcheck
>>
>>  i urgently need spellcheck to function
>>
>>  what to do?
>>
>>  regardschris
>>
>>  Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>>
>>  On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:
>> >  hi brian
>> >
>> >  thanx4that
>> >
>> >  i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now have
>> >  update message again (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
>> >  thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
>> >
>> >  will try again  later & restart machine
>> >
>> >
>> >  thanxagainchris
>> >
>> >  Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>> >
>> >  On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
>> > >  At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
>> > > >  this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
>> > >
>> > >  I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could this
>> > >  be fake and a malicious attack?
>> > >
>> > > >  ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
>> > >
>> > >  If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
>> > >
>> > > >  ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
>> > >
>> > >  Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly spelled
>> > >  different words.
>> > >
>> > > >  ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
>> > >
>> > >  That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active language
>> > >  at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language set
>> > >  for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
>> > >  select the word or region of text before examining the indication in
>> > >  the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same language,
>> > >  you could select it all and then set the language.
>> > >
>> > >  o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you restarted
>> > >  your system?
>> > >
>> > >  o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font | Language. Is
>> > >  "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the text
>> > >  "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
>> > >
>> > >  o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you shouldn't
>> > >  need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is bundled
>> > >  with the program.
>> > >
>> > >  o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
>> > >  installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
>> > >
>> > >  o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are available.
>> > >  You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed. You could
>> > >  download the correct extension and install this in place of whatever
>> > >  is causing you trouble.
>> > >
>> > >  I trust this helps.
>> > >
>> > >  Brian Barker - privately
>> > >
>> > >

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Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Rory O'Farrell
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On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:05:01 +0100
Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:

> hi
>
> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc of a new
> update (for dictionaries i think) - clicked update - spellcheck not
> working (again
>
> shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
>
> options set to 'spellcheck' but no red underline to incorrectly spelt words
>
> ????????
>
>
> regardschris
>
>
> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.


Reset your OpenOffice Uszer Profile.  Close OpenOffice and the Quickstarter. Open File Explorer. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File Explorer Address Bar and press Enter. Rename the "user" folder. Start OpenOffice.

This cures most spellcheck problems


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Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Rory O'Farrell
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On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:33:09 +0100
Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:

> hi uninstalled again
>
> installed older version openoffice 4.1.1 - STILL NO SPELLCHECK
>
> *????????????????????????????????????????????*
>
> i appreciate that openoffice are providing community software but that
> does NOT justify invading peoples homes/machines with faulty/untested
> software/updates
>
> please advise how to fix this problem
>
> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.

I have, in response to a private email, sent you instructions on what to do.  Note that un/re-installing OpenOffice does not (repeat _NOT_) affect the OO user profile for reasons I have not time to expound.  The usual cure is to delete the OO User Profile according to the instructions in the email I have sent you

RoryOF

 

> On 10/08/2016 16:24, Chris Addington wrote:
> > hi brian
> >
> > installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
> > thesaurus version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck
> >
> > uninstalled openoffice, restarted
> >
> > installed open office 4.1.2, restarted
> >
> > now no spellcheck
> >
> > i urgently need spellcheck to function
> >
> > what to do?
> >
> > regardschris
> >
> > Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> >
> > On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:
> >> hi brian
> >>
> >> thanx4that
> >>
> >> i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now
> >> have update message again (english spelling & hyphenation
> >> dictionaries & thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
> >>
> >> will try again  later & restart machine
> >>
> >>
> >> thanxagainchris
> >>
> >> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> >>
> >> On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
> >>> At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
> >>>> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
> >>>
> >>> I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could this
> >>> be fake and a malicious attack?
> >>>
> >>>> ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
> >>>
> >>> If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
> >>>
> >>>> ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
> >>>
> >>> Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly
> >>> spelled different words.
> >>>
> >>>> ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
> >>>
> >>> That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active language
> >>> at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language set
> >>> for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
> >>> select the word or region of text before examining the indication in
> >>> the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same
> >>> language, you could select it all and then set the language.
> >>>
> >>> o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you
> >>> restarted your system?
> >>>
> >>> o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font | Language.
> >>> Is "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the text
> >>> "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
> >>>
> >>> o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you shouldn't
> >>> need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is bundled
> >>> with the program.
> >>>
> >>> o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
> >>> installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
> >>>
> >>> o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are
> >>> available. You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed.
> >>> You could download the correct extension and install this in place
> >>> of whatever is causing you trouble.
> >>>
> >>> I trust this helps.
> >>>
> >>> Brian Barker - privately
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
>


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Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Richard Beeston
Hi

Chris Addington is not the only one to have lost his spellcheck with this
request to change the dictionary down load

I lost mine about 2 days earlier but did not think much of it at the time.
Now trying to do a 300000 word thesis so will need to get the spellchecker
back into play.

Would appreciate if I could get the same email regarding this problem.

Regards

Richard Beeston

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From: Rory O'Farrell
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:22 AM
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Cc: Chris Addington ; [hidden email] ; Brian Barker ; Dave
Barton ; [hidden email] ; [hidden email] ;
[hidden email] ; [hidden email]
Subject: Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update
Re: spellcheck

On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:33:09 +0100
Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:

> hi uninstalled again
>
> installed older version openoffice 4.1.1 - STILL NO SPELLCHECK
>
> *????????????????????????????????????????????*
>
> i appreciate that openoffice are providing community software but that
> does NOT justify invading peoples homes/machines with faulty/untested
> software/updates
>
> please advise how to fix this problem
>
> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.

I have, in response to a private email, sent you instructions on what to do.
Note that un/re-installing OpenOffice does not (repeat _NOT_) affect the OO
user profile for reasons I have not time to expound.  The usual cure is to
delete the OO User Profile according to the instructions in the email I have
sent you

RoryOF


> On 10/08/2016 16:24, Chris Addington wrote:
> > hi brian
> >
> > installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
> > thesaurus version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck
> >
> > uninstalled openoffice, restarted
> >
> > installed open office 4.1.2, restarted
> >
> > now no spellcheck
> >
> > i urgently need spellcheck to function
> >
> > what to do?
> >
> > regardschris
> >
> > Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> >
> > On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:
> >> hi brian
> >>
> >> thanx4that
> >>
> >> i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now
> >> have update message again (english spelling & hyphenation
> >> dictionaries & thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
> >>
> >> will try again  later & restart machine
> >>
> >>
> >> thanxagainchris
> >>
> >> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> >>
> >> On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
> >>> At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
> >>>> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
> >>>
> >>> I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could this
> >>> be fake and a malicious attack?
> >>>
> >>>> ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
> >>>
> >>> If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
> >>>
> >>>> ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
> >>>
> >>> Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly
> >>> spelled different words.
> >>>
> >>>> ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
> >>>
> >>> That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active language
> >>> at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language set
> >>> for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
> >>> select the word or region of text before examining the indication in
> >>> the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same
> >>> language, you could select it all and then set the language.
> >>>
> >>> o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you
> >>> restarted your system?
> >>>
> >>> o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font | Language.
> >>> Is "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the text
> >>> "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
> >>>
> >>> o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you shouldn't
> >>> need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is bundled
> >>> with the program.
> >>>
> >>> o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
> >>> installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
> >>>
> >>> o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are
> >>> available. You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed.
> >>> You could download the correct extension and install this in place
> >>> of whatever is causing you trouble.
> >>>
> >>> I trust this helps.
> >>>
> >>> Brian Barker - privately
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
>


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Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Rory O'Farrell
On Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:26:48 +1000
"Richard Beeston" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi
>
> Chris Addington is not the only one to have lost his spellcheck with this
> request to change the dictionary down load
>
> I lost mine about 2 days earlier but did not think much of it at the time.
> Now trying to do a 300000 word thesis so will need to get the spellchecker
> back into play.
>
> Would appreciate if I could get the same email regarding this problem.
>
> Regards
>
> Richard Beeston

Reset your OpenOffice User Profile.  Close OpenOffice and the Quickstarter. Open File Explorer. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File Explorer Address Bar and press Enter. Rename the "user" folder. Start OpenOffice.

This cures most spellcheck problems

I don't know what you all do - I regularly (monthly) update the dictionaries on my nine computers, using Xubuntu on most and Windows XP on some archive machines, and have never lost my spellcheck.  

It is possible that the computers are being powered off to quickly, before the OO housekeeping files are fully written to disk; to make computers react faster data is buffered in software and hardware buffers, both in the computer and in the disk drives.  

My advice is to always use the formal shut down procedure for your operating system and wait until disk activity has ceased before hitting the power switch.  The few extra seconds taken will (even cumulatively) be less than the time taken to repair/rewrite a damaged file or repair a damaged spellcheck.

RoryOF  




>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Rory O'Farrell
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:22 AM
> To: [hidden email]
> Cc: Chris Addington ; [hidden email] ; Brian Barker ; Dave
> Barton ; [hidden email] ; [hidden email] ;
> [hidden email] ; [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update
> Re: spellcheck
>
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:33:09 +0100
> Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > hi uninstalled again
> >
> > installed older version openoffice 4.1.1 - STILL NO SPELLCHECK
> >
> > *????????????????????????????????????????????*
> >
> > i appreciate that openoffice are providing community software but that
> > does NOT justify invading peoples homes/machines with faulty/untested
> > software/updates
> >
> > please advise how to fix this problem
> >
> > Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>
> I have, in response to a private email, sent you instructions on what to do.
> Note that un/re-installing OpenOffice does not (repeat _NOT_) affect the OO
> user profile for reasons I have not time to expound.  The usual cure is to
> delete the OO User Profile according to the instructions in the email I have
> sent you
>
> RoryOF
>
>
> > On 10/08/2016 16:24, Chris Addington wrote:
> > > hi brian
> > >
> > > installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
> > > thesaurus version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck
> > >
> > > uninstalled openoffice, restarted
> > >
> > > installed open office 4.1.2, restarted
> > >
> > > now no spellcheck
> > >
> > > i urgently need spellcheck to function
> > >
> > > what to do?
> > >
> > > regardschris
> > >
> > > Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> > >
> > > On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:
> > >> hi brian
> > >>
> > >> thanx4that
> > >>
> > >> i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now
> > >> have update message again (english spelling & hyphenation
> > >> dictionaries & thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
> > >>
> > >> will try again  later & restart machine
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> thanxagainchris
> > >>
> > >> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> > >>
> > >> On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
> > >>> At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
> > >>>> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
> > >>>
> > >>> I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could this
> > >>> be fake and a malicious attack?
> > >>>
> > >>>> ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
> > >>>
> > >>> If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
> > >>>
> > >>>> ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
> > >>>
> > >>> Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly
> > >>> spelled different words.
> > >>>
> > >>>> ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
> > >>>
> > >>> That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active language
> > >>> at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language set
> > >>> for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
> > >>> select the word or region of text before examining the indication in
> > >>> the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same
> > >>> language, you could select it all and then set the language.
> > >>>
> > >>> o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you
> > >>> restarted your system?
> > >>>
> > >>> o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font | Language.
> > >>> Is "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the text
> > >>> "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
> > >>>
> > >>> o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you shouldn't
> > >>> need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is bundled
> > >>> with the program.
> > >>>
> > >>> o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
> > >>> installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
> > >>>
> > >>> o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are
> > >>> available. You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed.
> > >>> You could download the correct extension and install this in place
> > >>> of whatever is causing you trouble.
> > >>>
> > >>> I trust this helps.
> > >>>
> > >>> Brian Barker - privately
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >
> >
>
>
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Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Richard Beeston
Hi Rory

This was not a "fast" shutdown. There was a small window came on the bottom
left of a screen I was working os which indicated that it was from Open
Office which said there was an update for the dictionary to get English
English updates. I did not screen dump this so I cannot show you what it is.
I downloaded this as in my thesis I need the "correct" spelling for the
words in Australia not the US spelling. I turned off in the normal way which
I have been using for many years and then the next day I found my dictionary
had disappeared. This was annoying at the time and was wondering what to do
when Chris's email came into my inbox.
Going onto where to find some of the files. Where is the file explorer
found. I have typed this into the Search file  area and nothing comes up
except references to the emails that I have kept.  so if you could guide as
to where to find this I can then go on from there as per your previous
email.

I am using Windows 7 and OO 4.1.2
Thanks

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: Rory O'Farrell
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:44 AM
To: [hidden email]
Cc: Richard Beeston
Subject: Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update
Re: spellcheck

On Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:26:48 +1000
"Richard Beeston" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi
>
> Chris Addington is not the only one to have lost his spellcheck with this
> request to change the dictionary down load
>
> I lost mine about 2 days earlier but did not think much of it at the time.
> Now trying to do a 300000 word thesis so will need to get the spellchecker
> back into play.
>
> Would appreciate if I could get the same email regarding this problem.
>
> Regards
>
> Richard Beeston

Reset your OpenOffice User Profile.  Close OpenOffice and the Quickstarter.
Open File Explorer. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File
Explorer Address Bar and press Enter. Rename the "user" folder. Start
OpenOffice.

This cures most spellcheck problems

I don't know what you all do - I regularly (monthly) update the dictionaries
on my nine computers, using Xubuntu on most and Windows XP on some archive
machines, and have never lost my spellcheck.

It is possible that the computers are being powered off to quickly, before
the OO housekeeping files are fully written to disk; to make computers react
faster data is buffered in software and hardware buffers, both in the
computer and in the disk drives.

My advice is to always use the formal shut down procedure for your operating
system and wait until disk activity has ceased before hitting the power
switch.  The few extra seconds taken will (even cumulatively) be less than
the time taken to repair/rewrite a damaged file or repair a damaged
spellcheck.

RoryOF




>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Rory O'Farrell
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:22 AM
> To: [hidden email]
> Cc: Chris Addington ; [hidden email] ; Brian Barker ; Dave
> Barton ; [hidden email] ; [hidden email] ;
> [hidden email] ; [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new
> update
> Re: spellcheck
>
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:33:09 +0100
> Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > hi uninstalled again
> >
> > installed older version openoffice 4.1.1 - STILL NO SPELLCHECK
> >
> > *????????????????????????????????????????????*
> >
> > i appreciate that openoffice are providing community software but that
> > does NOT justify invading peoples homes/machines with faulty/untested
> > software/updates
> >
> > please advise how to fix this problem
> >
> > Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>
> I have, in response to a private email, sent you instructions on what to
> do.
> Note that un/re-installing OpenOffice does not (repeat _NOT_) affect the
> OO
> user profile for reasons I have not time to expound.  The usual cure is to
> delete the OO User Profile according to the instructions in the email I
> have
> sent you
>
> RoryOF
>
>
> > On 10/08/2016 16:24, Chris Addington wrote:
> > > hi brian
> > >
> > > installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
> > > thesaurus version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck
> > >
> > > uninstalled openoffice, restarted
> > >
> > > installed open office 4.1.2, restarted
> > >
> > > now no spellcheck
> > >
> > > i urgently need spellcheck to function
> > >
> > > what to do?
> > >
> > > regardschris
> > >
> > > Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> > >
> > > On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:
> > >> hi brian
> > >>
> > >> thanx4that
> > >>
> > >> i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now
> > >> have update message again (english spelling & hyphenation
> > >> dictionaries & thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
> > >>
> > >> will try again  later & restart machine
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> thanxagainchris
> > >>
> > >> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> > >>
> > >> On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
> > >>> At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
> > >>>> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
> > >>>
> > >>> I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could this
> > >>> be fake and a malicious attack?
> > >>>
> > >>>> ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
> > >>>
> > >>> If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
> > >>>
> > >>>> ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
> > >>>
> > >>> Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly
> > >>> spelled different words.
> > >>>
> > >>>> ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
> > >>>
> > >>> That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active language
> > >>> at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language set
> > >>> for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
> > >>> select the word or region of text before examining the indication in
> > >>> the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same
> > >>> language, you could select it all and then set the language.
> > >>>
> > >>> o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you
> > >>> restarted your system?
> > >>>
> > >>> o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font | Language.
> > >>> Is "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the text
> > >>> "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
> > >>>
> > >>> o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you shouldn't
> > >>> need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is bundled
> > >>> with the program.
> > >>>
> > >>> o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
> > >>> installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
> > >>>
> > >>> o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are
> > >>> available. You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed.
> > >>> You could download the correct extension and install this in place
> > >>> of whatever is causing you trouble.
> > >>>
> > >>> I trust this helps.
> > >>>
> > >>> Brian Barker - privately
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >
> >
>
>
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Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Rory O'Farrell
On Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:51:28 +1000
"Richard Beeston" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Rory
>
> This was not a "fast" shutdown. There was a small window came on the bottom
> left of a screen I was working os which indicated that it was from Open
> Office which said there was an update for the dictionary to get English
> English updates. I did not screen dump this so I cannot show you what it is.
> I downloaded this as in my thesis I need the "correct" spelling for the
> words in Australia not the US spelling. I turned off in the normal way which
> I have been using for many years and then the next day I found my dictionary
> had disappeared. This was annoying at the time and was wondering what to do
> when Chris's email came into my inbox.
> Going onto where to find some of the files. Where is the file explorer
> found. I have typed this into the Search file  area and nothing comes up
> except references to the emails that I have kept.  so if you could guide as
> to where to find this I can then go on from there as per your previous
> email.
>
> I am using Windows 7 and OO 4.1.2
> Thanks
>
> Richard

I am very stale on Windows having moved to Linux some eight or so years ago and am unfamiliar with the more modern windows - anything after XP I have only touched to rescue one or two local computers in crisis.  The File Explorer (a name I have been given and seen by more informed users) is not the Search file area, but the mechanism by which one can navigate from one directory or disk to another.

>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Rory O'Farrell
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:44 AM
> To: [hidden email]
> Cc: Richard Beeston
> Subject: Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update
> Re: spellcheck
>
> On Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:26:48 +1000
> "Richard Beeston" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > Chris Addington is not the only one to have lost his spellcheck with this
> > request to change the dictionary down load
> >
> > I lost mine about 2 days earlier but did not think much of it at the time.
> > Now trying to do a 300000 word thesis so will need to get the spellchecker
> > back into play.
> >
> > Would appreciate if I could get the same email regarding this problem.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Richard Beeston
>
> Reset your OpenOffice User Profile.  Close OpenOffice and the Quickstarter.
> Open File Explorer. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File
> Explorer Address Bar and press Enter. Rename the "user" folder. Start
> OpenOffice.
>
> This cures most spellcheck problems
>
> I don't know what you all do - I regularly (monthly) update the dictionaries
> on my nine computers, using Xubuntu on most and Windows XP on some archive
> machines, and have never lost my spellcheck.
>
> It is possible that the computers are being powered off to quickly, before
> the OO housekeeping files are fully written to disk; to make computers react
> faster data is buffered in software and hardware buffers, both in the
> computer and in the disk drives.
>
> My advice is to always use the formal shut down procedure for your operating
> system and wait until disk activity has ceased before hitting the power
> switch.  The few extra seconds taken will (even cumulatively) be less than
> the time taken to repair/rewrite a damaged file or repair a damaged
> spellcheck.
>
> RoryOF
>
>
>
>
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > >From: Rory O'Farrell
> > Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:22 AM
> > To: [hidden email]
> > Cc: Chris Addington ; [hidden email] ; Brian Barker ; Dave
> > Barton ; [hidden email] ; [hidden email] ;
> > [hidden email] ; [hidden email]
> > Subject: Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new
> > update
> > Re: spellcheck
> >
> > On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:33:09 +0100
> > Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > hi uninstalled again
> > >
> > > installed older version openoffice 4.1.1 - STILL NO SPELLCHECK
> > >
> > > *????????????????????????????????????????????*
> > >
> > > i appreciate that openoffice are providing community software but that
> > > does NOT justify invading peoples homes/machines with faulty/untested
> > > software/updates
> > >
> > > please advise how to fix this problem
> > >
> > > Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> >
> > I have, in response to a private email, sent you instructions on what to
> > do.
> > Note that un/re-installing OpenOffice does not (repeat _NOT_) affect the
> > OO
> > user profile for reasons I have not time to expound.  The usual cure is to
> > delete the OO User Profile according to the instructions in the email I
> > have
> > sent you
> >
> > RoryOF
> >
> >
> > > On 10/08/2016 16:24, Chris Addington wrote:
> > > > hi brian
> > > >
> > > > installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
> > > > thesaurus version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck
> > > >
> > > > uninstalled openoffice, restarted
> > > >
> > > > installed open office 4.1.2, restarted
> > > >
> > > > now no spellcheck
> > > >
> > > > i urgently need spellcheck to function
> > > >
> > > > what to do?
> > > >
> > > > regardschris
> > > >
> > > > Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> > > >
> > > > On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:
> > > >> hi brian
> > > >>
> > > >> thanx4that
> > > >>
> > > >> i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now
> > > >> have update message again (english spelling & hyphenation
> > > >> dictionaries & thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
> > > >>
> > > >> will try again  later & restart machine
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> thanxagainchris
> > > >>
> > > >> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> > > >>
> > > >> On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
> > > >>> At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
> > > >>>> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
> > > >>>
> > > >>> I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could this
> > > >>> be fake and a malicious attack?
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
> > > >>>
> > > >>> If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly
> > > >>> spelled different words.
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
> > > >>>
> > > >>> That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active language
> > > >>> at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language set
> > > >>> for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
> > > >>> select the word or region of text before examining the indication in
> > > >>> the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same
> > > >>> language, you could select it all and then set the language.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you
> > > >>> restarted your system?
> > > >>>
> > > >>> o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font | Language.
> > > >>> Is "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the text
> > > >>> "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you shouldn't
> > > >>> need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is bundled
> > > >>> with the program.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
> > > >>> installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are
> > > >>> available. You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed.
> > > >>> You could download the correct extension and install this in place
> > > >>> of whatever is causing you trouble.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> I trust this helps.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Brian Barker - privately
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Rory O'Farrell <[hidden email]>
> >
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Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Richard Beeston
Thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: Rory O'Farrell
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:44 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update
Re: spellcheck

On Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:51:28 +1000
"Richard Beeston" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Rory
>
> This was not a "fast" shutdown. There was a small window came on the
> bottom
> left of a screen I was working os which indicated that it was from Open
> Office which said there was an update for the dictionary to get English
> English updates. I did not screen dump this so I cannot show you what it
> is.
> I downloaded this as in my thesis I need the "correct" spelling for the
> words in Australia not the US spelling. I turned off in the normal way
> which
> I have been using for many years and then the next day I found my
> dictionary
> had disappeared. This was annoying at the time and was wondering what to
> do
> when Chris's email came into my inbox.
> Going onto where to find some of the files. Where is the file explorer
> found. I have typed this into the Search file  area and nothing comes up
> except references to the emails that I have kept.  so if you could guide
> as
> to where to find this I can then go on from there as per your previous
> email.
>
> I am using Windows 7 and OO 4.1.2
> Thanks
>
> Richard

I am very stale on Windows having moved to Linux some eight or so years ago
and am unfamiliar with the more modern windows - anything after XP I have
only touched to rescue one or two local computers in crisis.  The File
Explorer (a name I have been given and seen by more informed users) is not
the Search file area, but the mechanism by which one can navigate from one
directory or disk to another.

>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Rory O'Farrell
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:44 AM
> To: [hidden email]
> Cc: Richard Beeston
> Subject: Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new
> update
> Re: spellcheck
>
> On Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:26:48 +1000
> "Richard Beeston" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > Chris Addington is not the only one to have lost his spellcheck with
> > this
> > request to change the dictionary down load
> >
> > I lost mine about 2 days earlier but did not think much of it at the
> > time.
> > Now trying to do a 300000 word thesis so will need to get the
> > spellchecker
> > back into play.
> >
> > Would appreciate if I could get the same email regarding this problem.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Richard Beeston
>
> Reset your OpenOffice User Profile.  Close OpenOffice and the
> Quickstarter.
> Open File Explorer. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File
> Explorer Address Bar and press Enter. Rename the "user" folder. Start
> OpenOffice.
>
> This cures most spellcheck problems
>
> I don't know what you all do - I regularly (monthly) update the
> dictionaries
> on my nine computers, using Xubuntu on most and Windows XP on some archive
> machines, and have never lost my spellcheck.
>
> It is possible that the computers are being powered off to quickly, before
> the OO housekeeping files are fully written to disk; to make computers
> react
> faster data is buffered in software and hardware buffers, both in the
> computer and in the disk drives.
>
> My advice is to always use the formal shut down procedure for your
> operating
> system and wait until disk activity has ceased before hitting the power
> switch.  The few extra seconds taken will (even cumulatively) be less than
> the time taken to repair/rewrite a damaged file or repair a damaged
> spellcheck.
>
> RoryOF
>
>
>
>
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > >From: Rory O'Farrell
> > Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:22 AM
> > To: [hidden email]
> > Cc: Chris Addington ; [hidden email] ; Brian Barker ;
> > Dave
> > Barton ; [hidden email] ; [hidden email] ;
> > [hidden email] ; [hidden email]
> > Subject: Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new
> > update
> > Re: spellcheck
> >
> > On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:33:09 +0100
> > Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > hi uninstalled again
> > >
> > > installed older version openoffice 4.1.1 - STILL NO SPELLCHECK
> > >
> > > *????????????????????????????????????????????*
> > >
> > > i appreciate that openoffice are providing community software but that
> > > does NOT justify invading peoples homes/machines with faulty/untested
> > > software/updates
> > >
> > > please advise how to fix this problem
> > >
> > > Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> >
> > I have, in response to a private email, sent you instructions on what to
> > do.
> > Note that un/re-installing OpenOffice does not (repeat _NOT_) affect the
> > OO
> > user profile for reasons I have not time to expound.  The usual cure is
> > to
> > delete the OO User Profile according to the instructions in the email I
> > have
> > sent you
> >
> > RoryOF
> >
> >
> > > On 10/08/2016 16:24, Chris Addington wrote:
> > > > hi brian
> > > >
> > > > installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
> > > > thesaurus version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck
> > > >
> > > > uninstalled openoffice, restarted
> > > >
> > > > installed open office 4.1.2, restarted
> > > >
> > > > now no spellcheck
> > > >
> > > > i urgently need spellcheck to function
> > > >
> > > > what to do?
> > > >
> > > > regardschris
> > > >
> > > > Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> > > >
> > > > On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:
> > > >> hi brian
> > > >>
> > > >> thanx4that
> > > >>
> > > >> i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now
> > > >> have update message again (english spelling & hyphenation
> > > >> dictionaries & thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
> > > >>
> > > >> will try again  later & restart machine
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> thanxagainchris
> > > >>
> > > >> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> > > >>
> > > >> On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
> > > >>> At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
> > > >>>> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
> > > >>>
> > > >>> I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could
> > > >>> this
> > > >>> be fake and a malicious attack?
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
> > > >>>
> > > >>> If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly
> > > >>> spelled different words.
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English
> > > >>>> (UK))
> > > >>>
> > > >>> That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active
> > > >>> language
> > > >>> at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language
> > > >>> set
> > > >>> for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
> > > >>> select the word or region of text before examining the indication
> > > >>> in
> > > >>> the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same
> > > >>> language, you could select it all and then set the language.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you
> > > >>> restarted your system?
> > > >>>
> > > >>> o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font |
> > > >>> Language.
> > > >>> Is "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the
> > > >>> text
> > > >>> "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you
> > > >>> shouldn't
> > > >>> need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is
> > > >>> bundled
> > > >>> with the program.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
> > > >>> installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are
> > > >>> available. You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed.
> > > >>> You could download the correct extension and install this in place
> > > >>> of whatever is causing you trouble.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> I trust this helps.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Brian Barker - privately
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
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Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Felmon Davis
On Thu, 11 Aug 2016, Richard Beeston wrote:

> Thanks

I'm not sharp on Windows either but googling it seems you should find
the user profile thus:

make sure openoffice is not running.

a) click Start and type %appdata% in the search box;

b) go to /OpenOffice/4/user

c) rename user to something like 'user-old' so you can restore it or
its contents

restart openoffice.

if it doesn't work then stop openoffice and restore 'user-old' (or
whatever you called it) to 'user' and seek further help.

I found this at
<https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?p=58403>

my impression is this is surgery with a hammer because it removes all
your customizations. and I wish there were a more fine-tuned approach.

if you saved 'user-old' you can go in and try to restore individual
customizations like templates and stuff.

please no matter what, be sure you have backups of important stuff
like your thesis!!!

(and by 'backups' I mean several and not only on the one computer and
ideally a recent copy in some other physical location. please.)

F.


>
> -----Original Message----- From: Rory O'Farrell
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:44 AM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update
> Re: spellcheck
>
> On Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:51:28 +1000
> "Richard Beeston" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi Rory
>>
>> This was not a "fast" shutdown. There was a small window came on the bottom
>> left of a screen I was working os which indicated that it was from Open
>> Office which said there was an update for the dictionary to get English
>> English updates. I did not screen dump this so I cannot show you what it
>> is.
>> I downloaded this as in my thesis I need the "correct" spelling for the
>> words in Australia not the US spelling. I turned off in the normal way
>> which
>> I have been using for many years and then the next day I found my
>> dictionary
>> had disappeared. This was annoying at the time and was wondering what to do
>> when Chris's email came into my inbox.
>> Going onto where to find some of the files. Where is the file explorer
>> found. I have typed this into the Search file  area and nothing comes up
>> except references to the emails that I have kept.  so if you could guide as
>> to where to find this I can then go on from there as per your previous
>> email.
>>
>> I am using Windows 7 and OO 4.1.2
>> Thanks
>>
>> Richard
>
> I am very stale on Windows having moved to Linux some eight or so years ago
> and am unfamiliar with the more modern windows - anything after XP I have
> only touched to rescue one or two local computers in crisis.  The File
> Explorer (a name I have been given and seen by more informed users) is not
> the Search file area, but the mechanism by which one can navigate from one
> directory or disk to another.

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Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Chris Addington
In reply to this post by Rory O'Farrell
hi rory

manythanx4inputs

i am a professional engineer but loath computers - i use as a typewriter
as do most users - your instructions require far too much thought &
messing around (not to say that i do not appreciate your inputs &
efforts) the problem is that there is a POLICY flaw within
mozilla/apache/openoffice organisation that is not adequately ensuring
updates function correctly - this applies across office, firefox,
thunderbird applications

the issue is an organisational/policy problem

manythanxagainchris

Chris Addington Pr.Eng.

On 10/08/2016 17:22, Rory O'Farrell wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:33:09 +0100
> Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> hi uninstalled again
>>
>> installed older version openoffice 4.1.1 - STILL NO SPELLCHECK
>>
>> *????????????????????????????????????????????*
>>
>> i appreciate that openoffice are providing community software but that
>> does NOT justify invading peoples homes/machines with faulty/untested
>> software/updates
>>
>> please advise how to fix this problem
>>
>> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
> I have, in response to a private email, sent you instructions on what to do.  Note that un/re-installing OpenOffice does not (repeat _NOT_) affect the OO user profile for reasons I have not time to expound.  The usual cure is to delete the OO User Profile according to the instructions in the email I have sent you
>
> RoryOF
>
>  
>> On 10/08/2016 16:24, Chris Addington wrote:
>>> hi brian
>>>
>>> installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
>>> thesaurus version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck
>>>
>>> uninstalled openoffice, restarted
>>>
>>> installed open office 4.1.2, restarted
>>>
>>> now no spellcheck
>>>
>>> i urgently need spellcheck to function
>>>
>>> what to do?
>>>
>>> regardschris
>>>
>>> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>>>
>>> On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:
>>>> hi brian
>>>>
>>>> thanx4that
>>>>
>>>> i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now
>>>> have update message again (english spelling & hyphenation
>>>> dictionaries & thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
>>>>
>>>> will try again  later & restart machine
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> thanxagainchris
>>>>
>>>> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>>>>
>>>> On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
>>>>> At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
>>>>>> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
>>>>> I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could this
>>>>> be fake and a malicious attack?
>>>>>
>>>>>> ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
>>>>> If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
>>>>>
>>>>>> ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
>>>>> Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly
>>>>> spelled different words.
>>>>>
>>>>>> ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
>>>>> That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active language
>>>>> at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language set
>>>>> for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
>>>>> select the word or region of text before examining the indication in
>>>>> the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same
>>>>> language, you could select it all and then set the language.
>>>>>
>>>>> o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you
>>>>> restarted your system?
>>>>>
>>>>> o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font | Language.
>>>>> Is "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the text
>>>>> "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
>>>>>
>>>>> o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you shouldn't
>>>>> need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is bundled
>>>>> with the program.
>>>>>
>>>>> o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
>>>>> installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
>>>>>
>>>>> o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are
>>>>> available. You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed.
>>>>> You could download the correct extension and install this in place
>>>>> of whatever is causing you trouble.
>>>>>
>>>>> I trust this helps.
>>>>>
>>>>> Brian Barker - privately
>>>>>
>>>>>
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SPELLCHECK again --- Re: URGENT - Re: spellcheck error again after installing new update Re: spellcheck

Chris Addington-3
hi

MAX, the ferocious lion (kitten), decided to do some typing whilst an
openoffice document was active - the spellcheck is now not working,

but opening of another document spellcheck does work

also, using 'text document' selection from top lhs icon - spellcheck
does not work in this type of document

but it does work in a standard a4 template i set up

also, 'select all' &' cut', 'paste' into a new template - still does not
work -

but - 'select all', 'clear formatting' - spellcheck now works


????????



thanx&regardschris

Chris Addington Pr.Eng.

On 11/08/2016 07:34, Chris Addington wrote:

> hi rory
>
> manythanx4inputs
>
> i am a professional engineer but loath computers - i use as a
> typewriter as do most users - your instructions require far too much
> thought & messing around (not to say that i do not appreciate your
> inputs & efforts) the problem is that there is a POLICY flaw within
> mozilla/apache/openoffice organisation that is not adequately ensuring
> updates function correctly - this applies across office, firefox,
> thunderbird applications
>
> the issue is an organisational/policy problem
>
> manythanxagainchris
>
> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>
> On 10/08/2016 17:22, Rory O'Farrell wrote:
>> On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:33:09 +0100
>> Chris Addington <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> hi uninstalled again
>>>
>>> installed older version openoffice 4.1.1 - STILL NO SPELLCHECK
>>>
>>> *????????????????????????????????????????????*
>>>
>>> i appreciate that openoffice are providing community software but that
>>> does NOT justify invading peoples homes/machines with faulty/untested
>>> software/updates
>>>
>>> please advise how to fix this problem
>>>
>>> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>> I have, in response to a private email, sent you instructions on what
>> to do.  Note that un/re-installing OpenOffice does not (repeat _NOT_)
>> affect the OO user profile for reasons I have not time to expound. 
>> The usual cure is to delete the OO User Profile according to the
>> instructions in the email I have sent you
>>
>> RoryOF
>>
>>> On 10/08/2016 16:24, Chris Addington wrote:
>>>> hi brian
>>>>
>>>> installed update (english spelling & hyphenation dictionaries &
>>>> thesaurus version 2016.05.01) , again no spellcheck
>>>>
>>>> uninstalled openoffice, restarted
>>>>
>>>> installed open office 4.1.2, restarted
>>>>
>>>> now no spellcheck
>>>>
>>>> i urgently need spellcheck to function
>>>>
>>>> what to do?
>>>>
>>>> regardschris
>>>>
>>>> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>>>>
>>>> On 10/08/2016 15:32, Chris Addington wrote:
>>>>> hi brian
>>>>>
>>>>> thanx4that
>>>>>
>>>>> i subsequently uninstalled & reinstalled - spellcheck works but now
>>>>> have update message again (english spelling & hyphenation
>>>>> dictionaries & thesaurus version 2016.05.01) have ignored for now
>>>>>
>>>>> will try again  later & restart machine
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> thanxagainchris
>>>>>
>>>>> Chris Addington Pr.Eng.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 10/08/2016 13:58, Brian Barker wrote:
>>>>>> At 13:05 10/08/2016 +0100, you wrote:
>>>>>>> this morning (aug 10) i had a notice on openoffice text doc ...
>>>>>> I'm not sure what sort of notices you might be receiving. Could this
>>>>>> be fake and a malicious attack?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ... of a new update (for dictionaries i think) ...
>>>>>> If you only *think*, it may be difficult for anyone to help.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ... clicked update - spellcheck not working ...
>>>>>> Are you sure? Some of those misspelled words may be correctly
>>>>>> spelled different words.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ... (again shows correct setting on bottom of screen (English (UK))
>>>>>> That's not a global setting; it merely shows you the active language
>>>>>> at the insertion point. It tells you nothing about the language set
>>>>>> for your misspelled words. To see the language there, you need to
>>>>>> select the word or region of text before examining the indication in
>>>>>> the Status Bar. Alternatively, if all your text is the same
>>>>>> language, you could select it all and then set the language.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> o Have you restarted OpenOffice since the "update"? Have you
>>>>>> restarted your system?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> o Right-click in the text and go to Character... | Font | Language.
>>>>>> Is "English (UK)" preceded by the icon of a blue tick with the text
>>>>>> "ABC"? If not, you do not have a dictionary correctly installed.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> o If you have the English (UK) version of OpenOffice, you shouldn't
>>>>>> need an additional extension, as the dictionary you need is bundled
>>>>>> with the program.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> o You can go to Tools | Extension Manager... and see what is
>>>>>> installed. You can remove or disable items selectively there.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> o You can go to the web site and discover what versions are
>>>>>> available. You may be able to confirm what "update" you installed.
>>>>>> You could download the correct extension and install this in place
>>>>>> of whatever is causing you trouble.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I trust this helps.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Brian Barker - privately
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>
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