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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: Standard.DIC duplicate?
Date Sun, 28 Oct 2012 23:10:45 GMT
On 28/10/2012 Rod Lockwood wrote:
> Is there a reason why, after changing the case of the filename of the
> standard dictionary, OpenOffice would create a new one? The extra
> standard.dic doesn’t show up in the Tools > Options > Language Settings
>  > Writer’s Aids, but it does show up on the drop-down list when you
> click on Add in the spell checker.

Having two files with names differing in capitalization only is really 
asking for trouble; ultimately this is managed by the filesystem and not 
by OpenOffice, but it's normal that OpenOffice gets confused there.

> Is there another standard.dic file somewhere besides in the user profile
>  > AppData > Roaming path?

standard.dic is not the standard dictionary but the generic user 
dictionary (i.e., it is an initially empty file where you add the words 
that you use often but that shouldn't be in the English dictionary, like 
the name of the street you live in). There is only one standard.dic. You 
can create new user dictionary files (e.g., one for places, one for 
people, one for technical terms related to your job) in the dialog you 
mention before, and that is the recommended way to do it.


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