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OpenOffice spellchecker

Tagged with: — ondrej at 12:48 am on Thursday, June 29, 2006

Larry the Cow I upgraded OpenOffice to the 2.0.3 version and decided to get to work the spellchecker functionality. (Well, decided.. actually I was forced, because I tried to write a short essay in German and it was… it was necessary to use a spellchecker.)

At first I tried to follow the official manual (btw. it is quite hard to find it, isn’t it?), but it did not work.

And then… yeah, Gentoo is perfect, but I do not read all emerge logs… It is enough to install myspell-[language] dictionary packages:

emerge myspell-sk myspell-en myspell-de

It is also fine to install the eselect application with the OpenOffice dictionary support — it allows to e.g. display installed dictionaries:

emerge eselect-oodict
eselect oodict show
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Comment by Randall

September 11, 2006 @ 5:19 am

I just wanted you to know that thanks to your tutorial, I now have working spellcheck. Thank you!


Comment by ondrej

September 11, 2006 @ 8:28 am

You are welcome :)


Comment by a

January 16, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

hey, seriously thank you. spent so much time tryign to figure this out via the ‘official’ pages that i was close to give up. until i found this.


Comment by ondrej

January 16, 2007 @ 4:07 pm

Welcome :) Enjoy.


Comment by Jojobobby

January 18, 2007 @ 6:03 am

Wow, thank you for posting this. I have been searching for the last hour trying to get this. Why can’t other websites be as easy to follow as yours? The support for with gentoo is terrible…

Comment by Anton

April 26, 2007 @ 12:23 am

it’s right here:

Comment by hey

June 4, 2007 @ 3:22 am

It would be a good idea for someone to put that on gentoos wiki site.

Comment by juco

August 5, 2008 @ 10:17 pm

Works a treat, cheers :-)

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