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    Libreoffice English uk thesaurus not working

    I have just installed Xubuntu 20.04 and the thesaurus is not working and it is greyed out in Libreoffice
    I have installed Mythes uk, previously I had openoffice thesaurus installed which worked ok but its not now available
    I have gone googleyed trying to find a fix for this
    has anyone from the UK come across this and found a fix

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    Re: Libreoffice English uk thesaurus not working

    In Tools > Options > Language settings > Writing Aids, are all modules checked in the upper right area? If you click the MyThes entry, and Edit button, do you see the green check mark in front of the UK flavor?
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    Re: Libreoffice English uk thesaurus not working

    yes all the modules checked and green in the upper right area

    well it seems to be the only way you cant get the Thesaurus working is to change your Language to English US
    but then the spellchecker tells you that Colour is "spelt" Color
    as well as XPN newsreader and Photoprint which I used a lot are also not in the repository's
    im not impressed so far with 20.04 as a LTS

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    Re: Libreoffice English uk thesaurus not working

    Do you confirm you see that:
    Thesaurus.png

    You can try to reset your OpenOffice user profile, all English flavors are installed by default.
    Else, see: [Tutorial] Spell check and Language configuration.
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    Re: Libreoffice English uk thesaurus not working

    Hagar thanks for taking the time to try and help but I dont have openoffice installed now it is not available for 20.04
    the English uk mythes thesauruses does not work unless you set it to English usa

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    Re: Libreoffice English uk thesaurus not working

    Hagar thanks for taking the time to try and help but I dont have openoffice installed now it is not available for 20.04
    the English uk mythes thesauruses does not work unless you set it to English usa mythes.png

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    Re: Libreoffice English uk thesaurus not working

    i installed libre office latest version - 7 something) to 18.04 LTS. i use UK English spell check and all works as expected. I learned UK spelling, so i have it set to that everywhere (incl. on windows work machine). I believe default is still set to US for some reason, but i can run UK spell check. i think i should change the default and see how it goes.

    i am not sure why it is defaulting to US actually, since system language is set to UK.

    by the way i do recommend to at least try libre office 7. kids used it for school and aside from loading faster than version 6 it also provided more functions and better compatibility in impress with the other office. Libre office has a lot more input form developers than Open office. So i moved to libre office before, when i was still on windows.
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    Re: Libreoffice English uk thesaurus not working

    The tutorials are based on Apache OpenOffice (when not even from OpenOffice.org) but they do apply to LO as well, don't worry.
    I've myself switched to LO. Indeed more active than AOO.

    From your screenshot, it is clear, that the UK thesaurus file is not installed or at least not visible by LO.
    You could try to install the English dictionary extension. I'm not on my Xubuntu machine right now but the dics are split into packages that can be installed in Synaptic IIRC. There may be an issue on this level. Installing the extension may add the file to the LO profile.
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    Re: Libreoffice English uk thesaurus not working

    Its a Linux Bug if you change the language to English USA on the local setting or for selection or paragraph the Thesaurus works as it should
    very Annoyingly it works perfectly with English UK in windows 10
    I will mark this as solved as i don't think there is a fix for this
    see screen shots

    Linux usa.jpgwindows spell.jpg

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    Re: Libreoffice English uk thesaurus not working

    I don't understand, it works fine on my Xubuntu machine (see my screenshot).
    Where is the bug?
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