English dictionaries for Apache OpenOffice

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Dictionary, English, speller
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4: Yes
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4.x?

English dictionaries for Apache OpenOffice 4.x and later, in a form suitable for inclusion as an individual extension.

These are the dictionary files bundled with the English version of Apache OpenOffice.

It includes:
- en_AU (Australian)
- en_CA (Canadian)
- en_GB (British) (updated on 2014-02-10)
- en_US (American)
- en_ZA (South African)

This is a locally hosted copy of the English dictionaries with fixed dash handling and new ligature and phonetic suggestion support extension.

English dictionaries for Apache OpenOffice

Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
2014.02.10 System Independent 4.0 09/02/2014 - 20:08 More information Download
2014.01.01 System Independent 4.0 08/01/2014 - 09:22 More information Download
2013.07.31 System Independent 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.0 03/08/2013 - 05:06 More information Download
2010.03.16 System Independent 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 05/06/2013 - 04:39 More information Download


-as a spellchecker. I've tried to install this on one computer as the first spellchecker, but no languages get the ABC-sign on them..Maybe this is no spellchecker and only a dictionary....Then i've tired the US English and that one works, but almost the whole world need British English, so the US-version is not good enough (sorry US'ers). There is no British English in Apache Open Office?? Can i use some other plugin??

The dictionary from this package already contains both US and British English. And it is included with OpenOffice, so you shouldn't need to install it manually unless you want to update it. If you have problems with the spellchecker in general, find out how to reset your profile at http://forum.openoffice.org/ (or post there for support).

I checked my extensions and it listed version 2010.03.16, so I tried updating again even though it said it was already installed. Still, the extension says the 2010.03.16 version. I even tried restarting OpenOffice. Shouldn't the 2013 version be listed?

You need to download the new version and then open the downloaded .oxt file from within OpenOffice to install it. However, the only difference in the new version is in the hyphenation: if you don't use this function, the two dictionaries are equivalent.

HI , Win 7 64, OO 4.1. Every word in English was showing as misspelled. SO I tried this package when I install it I an error add extension(s) L:\useres\charles\appdata\roaming\openoffice\4\user\uno_packages\cache\uno_pacakages\svcdu48c.tmp_\dict-en.oxt does not exist

My comment is the same as the above. The software refuses to accept the extension.

If every word is marked as misspelled, find out how to reset your profile at http://forum.openoffice.org/ (or post there for support). This will fix the problem. You won't need to manually install this extension or any other extension. Note that OpenOffice 4.1 has not been released yet. I assume you mean 4.0.1.

What's is the usual way to contribute new words to existing dictionaries?

Ideally this should be contributed upstream. But, for better tracking, open an issue in Bugzilla https://issues.apache.org/ooo/ (you will need to register) and assign it to me: pescetti AT apache.org. Anything outside Bugzilla is likely to be ignored or lost.

downloaded upgrade as per desktop notification, attempted install as per instructions, version already appeared to be installed-? better dash handling and ligatures would be welcome. maybe yesterday's upgrade to mavericks os? ugh. ready to revert to typewriters or text writer for content, reserve form for indesign. ;) thanks for your volunteer labor contributions.

In the new 2014-01-01 version, only the en_GB dictionary has been updated.

I made it available both for Mozilla (Thunderbird, Firefox and SeaMonkey) and OpenOffice.

I installed Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Win_x86_install_en-GB on Windows 7 last autumn. Spell-check has stopped working. Thesaurus is not available. I have uninstalled and reinstalled OO to no effect.

In the 2014.01.01 version only old en_GB files have been replaced with newer ones.

Please try the following:
1) Remove the old English Dictionaries from the extension options in AOO 4.0.1
2) Exit AOO and its quickstarter
3) Double-click in dict-en-marcoagpinto-20140107.oxt and select OKAY to install it
4) Exit AOO and its quickstarter
5) Try opening AOO, select the whole text page with CTR+A and change the language to English UK at the bottom of the window

Does it work now?

I opened Openoffice on my netbook and there was a popup saying there is a dictionary update and to click to install. it takes me to a webpage to download so I do that and download to my download folder and then I didn't know what to do after that. I read that one opens the downloaded file with openoffice but it just takes me back to the update extension window with the install button. WHY can't this be simpler? how did everyone else not seem to have a problem like I'm having? Some programs just update so easily. I could figure it out of you said o drop the file in a certain folder but now this just has to loop around and bug the crap out of me. Grrrr

I'm with Bud... I tried opening it as a zip file and was met with an array of choices that did not include opening zip files. I tried opening some of the non-Text files in the unzipped file, but that didn't work either (it either failed or opened as a readable file). What am I supposed to do with this thing?