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    Does anyone have OpenOffice?

    I've had this computer for nearly 3 years, and have OpenOffice on it. Never had a problem with OO until yesterday- for no apparent reason, spellcheck is not working. Instead of noting words it thinks are misspelled (and usually aren't), the spellchecker is underlining every single word (in the spellcheck feature, not the document itself). Might anyone know what is causing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaniceM View Post
    I've had this computer for nearly 3 years, and have OpenOffice on it. Never had a problem with OO until yesterday- for no apparent reason, spellcheck is not working. Instead of noting words it thinks are misspelled (and usually aren't), the spellchecker is underlining every single word (in the spellcheck feature, not the document itself). Might anyone know what is causing this?
    Try this. Just a wild guess. Go into Settings and turn off the spellcheck feature.

    Then turn the computer off and when it comes back up turn on the spellcheck feature again. Reloading it might correct the error.

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    Sorry, I made a mistake- I meant to say the words themselves are all in red, one by one. It's in the spellcheck feature, not in the document.

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    Are you using the latest update/level of Open Office....the latest level is 4.1.3....if you are not at that level, you might want to run an update.
    Things get better with age....I'm approaching Magnificent.

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    It's 4.1.2.
    Will try updating. Was not able to find the 'settings.'

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    Check to see if English is the language it's referencing. It's listed at the bottom center of your window. You can click on it to make changes.

    oo-2.jpg

    Here is a link to an OO forum page that talks about this problem.
    https://forum.openoffice.org/en/foru...hp?f=7&t=56074

    Here is a link to an OO spellcheck troubleshooting page:
    https://forum.openoffice.org/en/foru...ic.php?t=16512


    Gen'l info for anyone who is curious:

    Here's a screenshot from my version. Yours may look a little different, but the same icon will be there somewhere.

    OOAutoSpellcheck-1.png

    Hope this helps. You can even just ignore the red squiggle and the document will print out just fine without the red.
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    Check your language settings in the control panel Janice,
    it could be set to English UK, that will show problems up
    on your computer.

    Mike.
    A Scot Living in England.

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    Open Office is free. So if the problem cannot be resolved, then reinstall the program.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztZqjBBjpaI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    Open Office is free. So if the problem cannot be resolved, then reinstall the program.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztZqjBBjpaI
    Thank you, this gave me an idea: uninstalled OO and replaced it with LibreOffice. Works fine now!

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    I'm using Microsoft Excel. An old version. Works fine. There are so many ins and outs on that program it's hard to contemplate.

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