I'm still chasing spellcheck for OpenOffice Writer


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    I'm still chasing spellcheck for OpenOffice Writer


    A few weeks ago, I asked "how do I activate spellcheck in my WordPad accessory." WordPad doesn't support spellcheck. It was suggested that I download OpenOffice and I did. After calling up OpenOffice Writer, I experimented with mis-spelled words but could not get spellcheck to recognize the wrong spelled words. I traipsed through as many setup windows as I could find. I would write a paragraph then select it all the click spellcheck. Nothing. I clicked correct as you type. Spelling and grammar button would come back with its box but also a prompt that said spellcheck was finished. I deactivated spelling and grammar. I watched a few beginner tutorials that mostly assumed that spellcheck didn't need explaining, which usually it doesn't. What am I missing hear? I am using Windows 10.
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  2. Posts : 30,486
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    Hi Idowindow and welcome to Ten Forums!

    Install LibreOffice instead. Everything should work.

    LibreOffice vs OpenOffice
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  3. Posts : 15,392
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       #3

    idowindow said:
    A few weeks ago, I asked "how do I activate spellcheck in my WordPad accessory." WordPad doesn't support spellcheck. It was suggested that I download OpenOffice and I did. After calling up OpenOffice Writer, I experimented with mis-spelled words but could not get spellcheck to recognize the wrong spelled words. I traipsed through as many setup windows as I could find. I would write a paragraph then select it all the click spellcheck. Nothing. I clicked correct as you type. Spelling and grammar button would come back with its box but also a prompt that said spellcheck was finished. I deactivated spelling and grammar. I watched a few beginner tutorials that mostly assumed that spellcheck didn't need explaining, which usually it doesn't. [What am I missing [/B]hear[/B]? I am using Windows 10.
    Spell chequers do knot all weighs check four homonyms.

    "What am I missing here"

    Use a decent package that checks grammar etc. as well (MS Word for example). However, there is still no substitute for proper proof reading.
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       #4

    cereberus said:
    Spell chequers do knot all weighs check four homonyms.
    Very good.
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  5. Posts : 16,597
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4046
       #5

    idowindow said:
    It was suggested that I download OpenOffice
    I agree with Andre, they should have suggested LibreOffice instead.
    about LibreOffice [Bree #2] - TenForums
    LibreOffice vs OpenOffice [RickC #30] - TenForums

    my ditty about LibreOffice - #3 - TenForums



    Best of luck,
    Denis
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    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    idowindow said:
    ...It was suggested that I download OpenOffice and I did. After calling up OpenOffice Writer, I experimented with mis-spelled words but could not get spellcheck to recognize the wrong spelled words...
    LibreOffice Writer does.....

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  7. Posts : 30,486
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #7

    ..and it also does grammar. At least it should

    enable-automatic-spelling-grammar-check-libreoffice-writer
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    cereberus said:
    Spell chequers do knot all weighs check four homonyms.

    "What am I missing here"

    Use a decent package that checks grammar etc. as well (MS Word for example). However, there is still no substitute for proper proof reading.
    Eye no watt yew meen.
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