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Couldn't contact Spell Checker in NeoOffice 2.2.1
 
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cmspooner
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:10 am    Post subject: Couldn't contact Spell Checker in NeoOffice 2.2.1 Reply with quote

I just installed the new version of NeoOffice and have found that spell checking is broken. Anytime it tries to check a word (either as I type or if I tell it to check all spelling) I get an alert that states "Couldn't contace Spell Checker."

I am on a MacBook CoreDuo running 10.4.10.
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OPENSTEP
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you done any customizations to Mac OS X that affect the built in spelling checker? Also, are you running with English as your preferred interface language or with a localization?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, do you get the same message in the TextEdit application?

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cmspooner
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't changed anything that affects the dictionary, and I am using English as my language. I do not have any other problems regarding the dictionary. The only program that has given me the error message is NeoOffice.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you read through the information on this NeoWiki link for Activating Dictionaries and Configuring Spellcheck?

Have you tried rebooting your system?
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mickeyinlalaland
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My default settings on PPC G4 are as follows:

Tools>Options>Language Settings>Languages:
English

Tools>Options>Language Settings>Writing Aids:

Writing Aids (all 3 of the following are checked)
NeoOffice Mac OSX Spellchecker with Hunspell
ALTLinux LibHjn Hyphenator
OpenOfice.org New Thesaurus

User-defined dictionaries (all 4 times checked)
standard
soffice
sun
IngnorAllList

Options (the following items are checked)
check spelling as you type
Check capitalization
Check special regions
Hyphenate special regions


Tools>Spellcheck
Dictionary Language: English
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cmspooner
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of my settings are exactly like that. I went through the spell check guide, and I rebooted, still no dice. Crying or Very sad Look Like I'll be buying iWork '08.
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sardisson
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you see any messages in Console.log (in /Applications/Utilities/Console.app) when you try to spell-check (or when you get the message you reported in your first post?)

Smokey

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cmspooner
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the message I get from the console:

Exception in thread "AWT-AppKit" JavaAWT: Assertion failure: Java exception thrown
JavaAWT: File src/macosx/native/apple/awt/util/AWTException.m; Line 40
JavaAWT: Assertion failure: _javaException
JavaAWT: File src/macosx/native/apple/awt/util/AWTException.m; Line 48
2007-08-27 22:17:04.431 soffice.bin[320] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: See Java exception object

This occurs upon clicking okay to the alert.

Still no luck, but thank you everyone for your help so far.
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cmspooner
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I win! I found that I was getting the same message when opening .doc files in Pages '08 so I did a new search. I found this page where someone mentioning that spell catcher.service was the source of their problem. I went and moved this file to the desktop and renamed it. I then logged out and re-logged in. The problem is now solved in Pages '08 and NeoOffice.
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mickeyinlalaland
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the follow-up; fix details and link!

It will come in handy for other users should they run into the same issue!
I think this would be good for the Neowiki as well!

Thanks for posting!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second mickeyinlalaland's thanks. We really appreciate it when users post back with solutions. Doubtless someone else will experience the same problem, and now we know the solution.

I've added a link to this thread to the Activating Dictionaries and Configuring Spellcheck page.

Lorinda the wiki elf
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sardisson
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've turned Lorinda's link into a proper section. Thanks to all for the work on this.

Smokey

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MYSTIC Wiki Elves!! And SMILE when you say that!

Philip ( My humble THANKS to all who helped solve this ... problem! Wink )
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