LibreOffice Spell Checker doesn't work?

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http://askubuntu.com – I was a little surprised to discover that in LibreOffice (, the spell check doesn't actually work. I was surprised since spell checkers have been around since....80's? Not a difficult thing. I am running Ubuntu 12.04, on a relatively new install. I haven't done anything to my dictionaries or language files. Under tools>options>languages> writing aids, I have the option selected to check as I type and to use the English dictionaries. However, I get no errors when I type spelling mistakes on purpose, and when I run the checker it just says the spell check has completed and closes th (HowTos)