Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix

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Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix

Postby John_Ha » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:05 am

Please note this is a BETA Test - only use this if directed to do so by a forum responder.

 Edit: I notice the file has been downloaded quite a few times. If you have tried it, please post below what happened. Did it fix the wriggly lines? Did it cause other problems? 

If you get red wriggly lines under every word you type it is because AOO has "lost contact" with the dictionary and is therefore flagging every word as misspelled.

The following macro has been written by hanya with a view to fixing the problem easily. It is likely that the code will be included with future releases of AOO in which case only Steps 5 onwards will be needed.

These instructions are based on Windows - Apple Mac and Linux will be similar. You will first need to make hidden files visible by Start > Control Panel > Folder Options > View > select Show hidden files, folders and drives

1 Navigate to C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice\4\user\Scripts (where xxxxxx is your username) and open the folder. right-click inside the folder > New > Folder ..., and create a new folder called python. Note: you must use all lower case letters for "python" or Writer will not see the file.

2 Download the attached config_backend_cleaner.py.zip file and place it on the desktop.

3 Double click config_backend_cleaner.py.zip file to open it > right-click config_backend_cleaner.py > Copy. This takes a copy of the file.

4 Go back to C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice\4\user\Scripts\python > right-click inside the folder > Paste. This pastes the file config_backend_cleaner.py into the folder ...\python.

5 Close OpenOffice.

6 If you run the quickstarter, close it as well. [Start > Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools > Advanced Tools > Open Task Manager > Processes > left click on Image name (to sort the processes in alphabetical order). Now right-click each soffice.exe and soffice.bin > click End Process - they will all disappear.]

7 Start OpenOffice

8 Go Tools > Macros > Organize Macros > Python > click the [+] by OpenOffice Macros > click the [+] by config_backend_cleaner > click on cleanup > click Run

9 Close OpenOffice

10 Start OpenOffice

The problem should be fixed.

In the unlikely event that there was a problem with any of your dictionaries, they may need to be removed and reinstalled by Tools > Extension Manager if required.
Python macro to fix spell check problems - unzip to extract the macro
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Re: Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix

Postby ME-NOT-YOU » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:19 pm

As requested,

I have tried your Macro patch, and it has had the desired results, thank you.

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Re: Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix

Postby wildfire77 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:44 pm

This saved my spellcheck. Thank you! :super:
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Re: Spell checker "red wriggly lines" - beta test fix

Postby TFKidd » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:40 pm

I came across this problem all of a sudden and it drives me crazy. I have been trying to fix it even to the point of uninstalling and reinstalling new version. To no luck. I came across this and WALLA it fixed. Thank You SO MUCH. Now I can work without having to :knock: in Annoyance. Thank Again :super:
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