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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: Has anyone managed to get the spellchecking working
Date Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:50:18 GMT
On Sat, 27 Oct 2012 15:12:01 +0800 (WST)
Bret Busby <bret@busby.net> wrote:

> On Fri, 26 Oct 2012, Hagar Delest wrote:
> 
> > Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 02:29:16
> > From: Hagar Delest <hagar.delest@laposte.net>
> > Reply-To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
> > To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Has anyone managed to get the spellchecking working
> > 
> > Some hints with screenshots here also: 
> > http://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=16512
> >
> > Hagar
> >
> >
> > Le 26/10/2012 08:29, Bret Busby a écrit :
> >
> >> Hello.
> >> 
> >> I am running Open Office 3 on Debian 6 ;
> >> 
> >> "
> >> OpenOffice.org 3.2.1
> >> OOO320m19 (Build:9505)
> >> ooo-build 3.2.1.4, Debian package 1:3.2.1-11+squeeze7
> >> "
> >> 
> >> I have not been able to get the spellchecking working.
> >> 
> >> All of the switches are set, for the spell checking to work, and to "check 
> >> spelling as you type", but, even if I manually try to get the spell checker

> >> to check a document, it simply tells me that it has completed, but it does 
> >> not pick up any errors.
> >> 
> >> Has anyone managed to get the spellchecker working in Open Offioce writer 
> >> 3.x, and, if so, what does it take, to get it to work?
> >> 
> >> I have even enabled the unknown (to me) dictionary of Attilla the Hun or 
> >> whatever it is, that is the first dictionary listed, in addition to the 
> >> standard dictionary, but every possible spelling is apparently allowed, and

> >> no spellchecking appears to occur.
> >> 
> >> Thank you in anticipation.
> >> 
> >> --
> >> Bret Busby
> >> Armadale
> >> West Australia
> >> ..............
> >> 
> >> "So once you do know what the question actually is,
> >>   you'll know what the answer means."
> >> - Deep Thought,
> >>    Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
> >>    "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
> >>    A Trilogy In Four Parts",
> >>    written by Douglas Adams,
> >>    published by Pan Books, 1992
> >> ....................................................
> >> 
> >
> 
> Hello.
> 
> Thank you for that.
> 
> That looks like it would lead to the solution.
> 
> In checking, the extension appears to be missing in my installation.
> 
> However;
> 
> In the Extension Manager, the link with the label "Get more extensions 
> online, leads to http://extensions.libreoffice.org/getmore?cid=920794 
> , which does not resolve.
> 
> In searching for "extensions for openoffice writer" - not as a 
> contiguous string, but, as separate, individual words, I get results 
> that include http://extensions.openoffice.org/ , which includes a 
> dictionary for "US English Spell Checking Dictionary" , but appears to 
> not include "UK English Spell Checking Dictionary".
> 
> Is a UK English spelling dictionary extension, available for Open Office 
> 3.x ?

There is an extension available, an English dictionary based on the OED, at
http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/node/1890


> 
> Also, I note with interest, the extension that is listed on the web page 
> at http://extensions.openoffice.org/ ;
> "Oracle PDF Import Extension", of which, the description appears to be 
> quite impressive. I have used PDFedit, but have been obly able to 
> perform minimal editing - changing a couple of words in a document, at a 
> time.

As I understand it, the capabilities of the PDF import extension are limited; it is intended
to allow small cosmetic changes, much as one might make by pasting a small slip of paper over
an existing document and photocopying.  It does not have the ability to resolve the structure
of the PDF document.  If I have to modify a PDF I use a dedicated tool, such as Adobe Acrobat;
I have needed to do this so rarely I have not looked for more recent public domain applications.

> 
> On the web page at http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/pdfimport 
> , and on the web page at 
> http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/node/874/releases , 
> the only Linux version for a 64 bit computer, for which provision is 
> made, appears to be "Linux x86-64" .
> 
> I am running Debian Linux 6.0.x on an AMD64 architecture.
> 
> Is a version of the "Oracle PDF Import Extension" available for the 
> AMD64 architecture?


-- 
Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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