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Subject [Bug 121205] Download open office does not include english dictionary
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:21:54 GMT

Ariel Constenla-Haile <> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Ariel Constenla-Haile <> ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> On opening a word processor document this morning [12th October 2012] all
> words were underlined as needing spell checking. Never happened before.
> After going through the 'trouble shooting' recommendations, I found that the
> only dictionary that was showing in the extensions was French!
> I uninstalled Open Office and downloaded the up-to-date version from the
> website. The new download does not appear to include the English dictionary.
> I tried to install 'dict-en.oxt' and recieved the message: C:\documents and
> settings\administrator\application
> data\openoffice\3\user\uno_packages\cache\uno_packages\sv7m04y.tmp\dict-en.
> oxt does not exist.
> Has the download been corrupted at your end, or is there a problem with my
> computer?

There is a bug with the dictionaries (they are extensions, and are installed in
your user profile). See

"Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0 and 3.4.1 manage the user profile differently than
previous versions. The old user profile is automatically converted so that
users can keep their extensions and settings. In a minority of cases,
especially with highly customized profiles (many extensions or customizations)
the conversion doesn't succeed. Common symptoms are: frequent application
crashes, problems with dictionaries or thesaurus, OpenOffice starting and
crashing after a few seconds. To solve this, just reset/rename your user
profile as explained in the official OpenOffice forum."

If you don't want to remove the whole OpenOffice user profile, located at
C:\documents and settings\administrator\application data\openoffice\3\user

you may try to shutdown OO, including the system tray quick starter, and simply
remove the folders

C:\documents and settings\administrator\application
C:\documents and settings\administrator\application

Note that should have only one English-US dictionary installed.

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