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I have constant headaches disabling OpenOffice spell checking. There are several instructions on Internet, but I feel like each one depends on which OpenOffice application and which version you are using. One of the instructions seems to be very generic by saying:

"You should see a button in your icon toolbar that has letters "ABC" with squiggly red line under it. Click it once to un-select it."

But that doesn't work on my OpenOffice Draw application!

Is there any consist way to toggle spell checking on/off on all OpenOffice applications? I don't want to see any red line under any text I write ever again, even if I would really misspell something.

Thanks!

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Heh, it's so funny, I even exported my flowchart as png. Those red underlinings for misspellings came all the way to image file! Unbelievable, maybe this is more about specific bug and not about the settings. I'm using OpenOffice.org 3.2. –  user40167 Dec 5 '10 at 10:04
    
Maybe the red wavy-underline is embedded in the graphics and not added by OpenOffice.org? For example, the text may be a screenshot image that includes the red wavy-underlines. (I have OpenOffice.org 2.3 and the toolbar button that has ABC with the red wavy-underline does indeed turn the spell check off and on in every OpenOffice.org program for me.) –  Bavi_H Dec 7 '10 at 2:17

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Have you tried unchecking all the boxes in "Tools / Options / Language settings / Writing aids" It certainly removes the red lines in my copy of draw (version 3.2.1 OOO320m18 Buld (:9502)) The disadvantage is that it disables spell check in writer as well but maybe you can live with that?

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