View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Having OpenOffice check your grammatic?

October 21st, 2008, 06:57 PM
English is not my mother language but I am quite comfortable with it. I however also write letters in German on a daily basis which I am not quite that comfortable with as German is also not my mother language. previously when I used MS Office I had the possibility to not only have the spelling checked but also the grammatic. Now I only use Ubuntu and OpenOffice. I did install the spell checker for the German language and it functions, it does not however check and improve the grammatic mistakes. Am I missing some packages or is there a add-on or other program I could install into OpenOffice to do this?

October 21st, 2008, 07:34 PM
First, I recommend you to upgrade to OpenOffice.org 3 as it has better support for language related issues.

and install the LanguageTool (http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/languagetool) extension to OpenOffice.org

Download the extension, and then open OO.o and then
go to Tools menu--------> Extension Manager

LanguageTool (http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/languagetool) is an Open Source language checker for English, German, Polish, Dutch, and other languages. It is rule-based, which means it will find errors for which a rule is defined in its XML configuration files.

You can find more extension for OpenOffice.org here (http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/)

PS: LanguageTool (http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/languagetool) is still in alpha, it needs lots of improvements. But, something is something. It will be nice if more people contribute to it by adding rules and filling bugs.

October 21st, 2008, 07:58 PM
Thank you for the info.

October 22nd, 2008, 03:59 AM
Thank you for the info.

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