Solved Libre Office Multi language document spell check problems

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May 11, 2015 at 22:35:09
Specs: Windows 7 64bit, intel i5 2320
Libre Office. Multi language document
In English spell checking works Fine.

But if the LO spell checker runs into a block of Spanish, It continues looking for English.

As far as I can see, I have installed correctly the English and Spanish language packs.

But (probably my fault?? Not understanding the language options and hence for not tick-selecting the necessary options to check in Spanish.

Help please
Fred
Madrid


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May 14, 2015 at 04:59:15
I do not use LibreOffice, but here is a thread that may be of assistance:

http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/quest...

MIKE

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#1
May 12, 2015 at 16:27:11
Installing the language packs is all well and good, but the spell-checker can only deal with one language per session, obeying the chosen spell-check language you've set (or which is has been set by default) in Libre Office's options and settings.

I don't use LO myself but it shouldn't be too difficult to find the setting you need to change.

However, you'll soon find it tiresome having to switch the spell-checker from one language to another and back again unless you can find a quick toggle method in the drop-down menus.

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May 12, 2015 at 20:08:34
re: ...unless you can find a quick toggle method in the drop-down menus.

I believe that LO has the ability to use macros. Perhaps a macro could be attached to a button to change the spell check options.

If LO uses the same macro language as OO, the solution might be found here:

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/for...

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May 13, 2015 at 23:31:53
Dear Phil 22 you reply
""However, you'll soon find it tiresome having to switch the spell-checker from one language to another and back again unless you can find a quick toggle method in the drop-down menus.""
That is exactly the problem, I set to Spanish, it keeps checking for English words.
But what combination of box ticking / unticking lets me check another language.
Sigh

Fred


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#4
May 13, 2015 at 23:36:38
Derbydad03.... I agree in part.
With a macro you can program a series of operations.
Unfortunately the dual language switching Eludes me.

Mainly because I haven't found a series of operations to do the language switch manually, hence the macro is still no no...
sigh
Fred


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May 14, 2015 at 04:59:15
✔ Best Answer
I do not use LibreOffice, but here is a thread that may be of assistance:

http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/quest...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#6
May 14, 2015 at 11:43:29
I don't know about LO, but in Word I found the macro creation process to be fairly simple.

Under the Review tab is there is an option to choose the Proofing Language (PL)

After selecting block of text, I recorded 2 macros, one while selecting Spanish as the PL and another while selecting English as the PL. Once I had those 2 macros recorded, a little editing resulted in a single macro that toggles the PL of the selection.

The code is really just one instruction: "If the current Proofing Language for the Selection is English, change it to Spanish, otherwise change it to English." This results in toggling between the 2 languages. Since both language packs are enabled, the SpellChecker picks the correct one based on Proofing Language set by the code.

Sub SwapEngSpan()
  If Selection.LanguageID = wdSpanish Then
       Selection.LanguageID = wdEnglishUS
  Else
       Selection.LanguageID = wdSpanish
  End If
End Sub

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#7
May 18, 2015 at 09:02:35
Dear mmcconaghy ,
You point me at the page which probably will answer my question on working with multi language spell checking.
Ithink I will find the way to fix my problem .
Many thanks
Fred

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