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I have used both Language Tools and Read Text to help my editing.
After 3 strokes and having Dyslexia, I need all the help I can get.

I do not know if they work for you, but give them a try.
Having someone/something read the text for you helps you hear the mistakes.

On 05/17/2013 04:18 PM, Anthony Easthope wrote:
There has been known problems of Lightproof not being good at detecting
certain phrase strings, I myself only rely on the spell check for LO and
have resorted to the prowess of my human eye and the plethora of free
websites that dedicate themselves to spell and grammar checking. I
notice that there has not been a major release for lightproof for awhile
now, Also despite my looking there seems to be nothing to indicate
whether or not there has been any recent development recently

I trust that this website: will be of help in the

PS: upon rereading your problem I realised I at some point had the same
problem. My problem was when I had LO on my ubuntu machine due to my
locale being New Zealand and there not being a New Zealand dictionary
installed the automatic language of LO was en_NZ and thus lightproof was
ineffective, Upon a quick google search I came across this link which
could perhaps be of
some benefit:
Ka Kite
On Fri, 17 May 2013, at 08:59 PM, CVAlkan wrote:
I just did a complete cleaning and re-installation of LibreOffice on my
bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I now have LibreOffice Version (Build ID:
0eaa50a932c8f2199a615e1eb30f7ac74279539) installed.

I was attempting to explore the grammar checking feature - using either
or "Tools | Spelling and Grammar ..." but have been unable to get it to
anything. My sample was a new blank document in which I typed "the boyz
good." The auto-correction capitalized the initial "T", and the spell
checker flagged "boyz," but there was no indication at all about a
with "boys is," even after re-running F7 once the spelling of "boys" had
been corrected.

Under Tools | Language Settings | Writing Aids - Available Language
"LightProof Language Checker" is checked.

Under Tools | Language Settings | Writing Aids - Options, "Check grammar
you type" is checked.

In the Tools | Language Tool | Configuration dialog, I took one of the
checked examples of what the tool checks and used it in the document, as

I typed in "Is this a know problem?" According to the rule, this should
corrected or flagged to be "Is this a known problem?"

Instead, it suggested the following: "Is these a know problem?"  This, of
course, would add an additional error to the sentence.

I suppose I could just assume that it knows I'm perfect, and just wants
help me appear more human, but I suspect it's more likely that I'm either
missing something somewhere.

Can anyone spot what I'm doing wrong?


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