Bug 151972 - Auto spell checker does not work
Summary: Auto spell checker does not work
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 153223
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Spell-Checking
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Reported: 2022-11-09 08:39 UTC by DavidS
Modified: 2023-01-31 22:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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odt covering error, hrdware and software used. (156.65 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2022-11-09 08:39 UTC, DavidS

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Description DavidS 2022-11-09 08:39:55 UTC
Created attachment 183491 [details]
odt covering error, hrdware and software used.

Summary: Auto spellcheck has not been working since before the installation of 7.4.x; in fact, it has not been working since updating from 6.4.x. Moreover, it has not worked on 2 different machines: this new Mac Mini M1 and the iMac purchased in 2015. 

With Auto Spell Checking selected even when I make a spelling mistake that mistake is not highlighted, nor are any suggestions prompted. I must manually select Tools > Spelling to do a spell check. See Evidence below.
Comment 1 Rafael Lima 2022-11-09 13:09:40 UTC
I do not reproduce this in

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 40(Build:3)
CPU threads: 16; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: kf5 (cairo+xcb)
Locale: pt-BR (pt_BR.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.4.2~rc3-0ubuntu0.22.04.1~lo1
Calc: threaded

Maybe this is MacOS related?
Comment 2 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2022-11-09 14:48:22 UTC
Hi David

Could you please:
- Test in safe mode, to see if it is related to your profile: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile#Help_wizard_.28LibreOffice_5.3_and_newer.29
- Give us the exact version information from Help > About LibreOffice

Thank you!
Comment 3 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-01-31 22:27:58 UTC
Looking at the screenshot, it looks like a high zoom level is used.
I think it's a duplicate of bug 153223, and I'm marking as such, but David: can you please confirm that this depends on the zoom level, i.e. that the red lines come back at a lower zoom level?

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 153223 ***