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Old 10-22-2015, 06:48 PM   #1
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What are good free spell checkers for an .odt doc?


I have Libreoffice and the spell check is pretty good, but I just happened to turn an .odt into a .docx and I put in on MS Word 2010 and that spell checker found some things LibreOffice missed.

Spelling errors are hugely important to me. I can do the MS Word 2010 again but are there any killer spell checking things for full-length (around 50k-80k words) .odt documents?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-22-2015, 07:14 PM   #2
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Virtually all spell checkers allow you to train them to accept words that are not in their database just use that.
 
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:19 PM   #3
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edit the the errors you added to libreoffice's internal dictionary

and / or

add the words to libreoffice's internal dictionary
 
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:57 AM   #4
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Thanks guys but it can't hurt to check with another spell checker.
 
Old 10-23-2015, 01:47 AM   #5
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Thanks guys but it can't hurt to check with another spell checker.
Hi Gregg...

I believe the "hunspell" or "myspell" packages (in the repositories) normally provide this functionality. I think hunspell is installed by default. If you want to see if myspell would work better you can try installing and using that. There should be a package for U.S. English. Your package manager will probably insist on uninstalling hunspell (and vice versa,) just so that you are aware. I also found this extension, although it's not for U.S. English.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 10-23-2015 at 01:57 AM. Reason: Added comment.
 
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:14 AM   #6
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The spell checker is irrelevant, since it's the dictionary that provides the words. Hunspell is the current checker for Writer, I believe, while the dictionaries can be fond in repositories as either hunspell or myspell - it depends on the language, as both are the same format.

Very large dictionaries do have a drawback: you mistyping is more likely to be accepted as a (rare) word.
 
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:16 PM   #7
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The spell checker is irrelevant, since it's the dictionary that provides the words.
Along those lines, I found this extension, which also might be of help.

Regards...
 
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:01 PM   #8
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I think I'm thinking something online. Like this (but they don't take .odt):

http://www.online-spellcheck.com/

You send them a file. They spell check it and then send it back.
 
Old 10-24-2015, 05:20 AM   #9
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it would be interesting to actually see the differences in spell checking between word and libreoffice.
can you give us examples?

maybe when you test it the other wy round (first word, then libreoffice), libreoffice will also find things that word didn't?
 
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:36 PM   #10
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it would be interesting to actually see the differences in spell checking between word and libreoffice.
can you give us examples?

maybe when you test it the other wy round (first word, then libreoffice), libreoffice will also find things that word didn't?
Hmm. Never considered that. I have a hard time getting onto Windows computers (that's why I want a method avoiding that) but it would be an interesting test.
 
  


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