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SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Post by JayM » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:13 am

chrispop99 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:59 am

I found that in spite of frequent references to needing Hunspell dictionaries, you actually need to go to the Softmaker website and download a free one in their own .sox format, then install the dictionary into Free Office. This is a similar process that was needed in Libre Office some years ago.

This is a bit of a negative IMHO. At least I have it working now.

Chris
Maybe those spellchecker dictionaries also need to be added as repo packages, along with any available language packs, as they are for LibreOffice?
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Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Post by deanr72 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:41 pm

chrispop99 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:59 am
chrispop99 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:41 am
Does spell-check work for others? I can't make it work here. (UK).

I've used Tools>Options>Language to enable 'Use background spell-checking'.

The free version uses Hunspell dictionaries, and Synaptic shows the en_GB one as installed, but when I try to use the dialogue in Tools>Options>Language to install from
/usr/share/hunspell, it complains that it needs the dictionary file in .sox format, which is different from the standard Hunspell format.

Any ideas?

Chris
(Apologies for replying to own post.)

I found that in spite of frequent references to needing Hunspell dictionaries, you actually need to go to the Softmaker website and download a free one in their own .sox format, then install the dictionary into Free Office. This is a similar process that was needed in Libre Office some years ago.

This is a bit of a negative IMHO. At least I have it working now.

Chris
Hi Chrispop99

I'm having exactly the same problem as you described here only I don't know how to 'install the dictionary' which seems to have solved your problem.

I've downloaded the en_GB dictionary from the link you provided, unzipped it and put it in the softmaker > hunspell folder in the home directory but I'm still getting the same result. Can you outline please how to proceed?

I'd be most grateful :happy:
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Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:42 pm

deanr72 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:41 pm
..then install the dictionary into Free Office.
[/quote]

Hi Chrispop99

I'm having exactly the same problem as you described here only I don't know how to 'install the dictionary' which seems to have solved your problem.

I've downloaded the en_GB dictionary from the link you provided, unzipped it and put it in the softmaker > hunspell folder in the home directory but I'm still getting the same result. Can you outline please how to proceed?

I'd be most grateful :happy:
[/quote]

somewhere in their menu (maybe in the one at the right end, don't quite remember) is a option to add the dictionary. Use that. There are 2 places the files need to go to be picked up, and the menu option will do it for you.

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Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Post by deanr72 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:54 pm

Oops. I was editing my post as you responded I guess..

Nope. I can't find it anywhere.

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Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Post by deanr72 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:06 pm

Blimey. Done it!

So, inside the Softmaker folder there's one called hunspell. BUT inside the folder called Settings there's another folder called hunspell. The dictionary files need to be in both. Then when you go through the options, it detects the dictionary. Phew.

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Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:25 pm

Would you be willing to condense the problem and solution into one paragraph and put it in as a comment in the Wiki?

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/applications/free-office/
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Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Post by fehlix » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:33 pm

deanr72 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Blimey. Done it!

So, inside the Softmaker folder there's one called hunspell. BUT inside the folder called Settings there's another folder called hunspell. The dictionary files need to be in both. Then when you go through the options, it detects the dictionary. Phew.
Not sure what you guys are doing .That's not the way to add manually a dictonary:
It as simple as explained on the web-site: https://www.softmaker.com/en/dictionaries
https://www.softmaker.com/en/dictionaries wrote:You can download a dictionary by clicking on the respective language. Then add it to SoftMaker Office by choosing the Options command from the File tab of the ribbon, switching to the Language tab and clicking on the Hunspell Dictionaries button.
I just re-done it this way to verify:
Example: Download (I show this here from command line using the copied link from the download site:

Code: Select all

wget  https://www.softmaker.net/down/hunspell/softmaker-hunspell-english-greatbritain.sox
Now Open Freeoffice:
-> File
-> Options
-> Hunspell dictionaries...
-> Add Hunspell dictionary
-> Navigate the the download "sox" file
-> Select the Dictionary-package (".sox"): softmaker-hunspell-english-greatbritain.sox
-> Enable background spellchecking and select the default language
Thats is.
Still not clear?
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Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Post by chrispop99 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:36 pm

fehlix wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:33 pm
deanr72 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Blimey. Done it!

So, inside the Softmaker folder there's one called hunspell. BUT inside the folder called Settings there's another folder called hunspell. The dictionary files need to be in both. Then when you go through the options, it detects the dictionary. Phew.
Not sure what you guys are doing .That's not the way to add manually a dictonary:
It as simple as explained on the web-site: https://www.softmaker.com/en/dictionaries
https://www.softmaker.com/en/dictionaries wrote:You can download a dictionary by clicking on the respective language. Then add it to SoftMaker Office by choosing the Options command from the File tab of the ribbon, switching to the Language tab and clicking on the Hunspell Dictionaries button.
I just re-done it this way to verify:
Example: Download (I show this here from command line using the copied link from the download site:

Code: Select all

wget  https://www.softmaker.net/down/hunspell/softmaker-hunspell-english-greatbritain.sox
Now Open Freeoffice:
-> File
-> Options
-> Hunspell dictionaries...
-> Add Hunspell dictionary
-> Navigate the the download "sox" file
-> Select the Dictionary-package (".sox"): softmaker-hunspell-english-greatbritain.sox
-> Enable background spellchecking and select the default language
Thats is.
Still not clear?
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Yep, that's how I did it.

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Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:50 pm

OK, I'll paste that in for now. Pls check:

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/applications/free-office/
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Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

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Post by fehlix » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:45 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:50 pm
OK, I'll paste that in for now. Pls check:

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/applications/free-office/
... looks great :footinmouth: ... hope you have it spell-checked :lipsrsealed:
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