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Need help with spell check dosnt seem to work

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  • plastaway Mar 01, 2009

    windows vista ,when typying words it doesnt correct misspelling

  • Context May 11, 2010

    Hi, we'll need a bit more info. As RescueTechLA asked above, we need to know what OS you're using. Also, what part of OpenOffice are you in? The word processor (OpenOffice.org Writer)...spreadsheet (OpenOffice.org Calc)...presentation (OpenOffice.org Impress)?

    Finally, do you see red squiggly lines under misspelled words? If so, what happens when you right-click on one of those?

    Get back with any answers and I'd be glad to help...

    ---
    Eric Imboden
    http://commoncontext.com
    my take on tech :http://redsquiggly.com



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    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    What OS are you using?

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What happens when you press F7? It may that you have turned the automatic feature off - which displays the squiggly line...

Or you need to install the dictionary?


Posted on May 22, 2009

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    L May 22, 2009

    Sorry Didn't quiet finish-


    Go to Tools/ Options/ Language Settings/ Languages & Writing Aids

    Languages - Assume it is Western, Writing Aids - Need to check what dictionaries you have and also make sure options is checked for Check spelling as you type.


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