Openoffice3 and aspell

Randall Wood randall at
Sat Jan 2 14:23:32 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 06:22:13AM -0500, Jerry wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Jan 2010 20:00:28 -0800 (PST)
> Neil Short <neshort at> replied:
> >Does it include a thesaurus?
> Until at least recently there was no English (American) language
> thesaurus. BTW, have fun with the 'extensions'. I have seen grown men
> cry trying to get them installed correctly in FreeBSD; much less get
> them to work correctly. If you have any other word processor available,
> irregardless of OS, I would strongly recommend using it.

I use Softmaker Office; the Linux binary works fine on FreeBSD.  It's closed source and you've got to pay for it, which turns most people off.  But if you can get past those two characteristics, it's a wonderful office suite, and the word processor has both dictionary and thesaurus. It's furthermore extremely fast, especially compared to OO.o.  

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