[OpenOffice] Enabling a spell/Grammar Checker under Writer
Despite the fact that both "Spelling and Grammar" Checker are proposed in Writer, the OpenOffice.org suite (OOo) comes only a spell checker (nothing is intended to check out the Grammatical errors).
Fortunately, solutions exist.
LanguageTool is an extension of Open Office, it is a free utility, which can check grammar and spelling.
Go to the official website: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/languagetool
Click on Get It! to download the LanguageTool-1.0.0.oxt extension:
Go to Tools/Extension Manager ...
Click the Add button:
Select the downloaded file.
Click the Open button.
Enable the extension all computer users
LanguageTool will be installed in your extensions.
You can take the opportunity to remove all dictionaries installed by default(those which are of no use to you).
Click on Check for updates ... to update the remaining extensions:
For security,reboot after installing this extension.
To start the correction, go to Tools / Spelling and Grammar (F7) ...
The proposals of grammatical errors highlighted in blue, unlike spelling corrections that will be highlighted in red:
This utility is far from being failproof, but it however allows you to perform some basic adjustments.
There are sites such as
allowing a correction of a text with a simple Copy/Paste.
Major drawback: the non-confidentiality of your data, when using the free services.
There are efficient software that work seamlessly with OOo.
Spell Checkers and proofreading