[Techtalk] Office style checker

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Thu Oct 30 11:58:50 EST 2003

On Thursday 30 October 2003 9:16 am, Karen Locke wrote:
> Hi all,
> I never thought I'd say it, but I actually have a need for that obnoxious
> style checker in Microsoft Office.  I haven't used MSO since I switched to
> linux a year ago, and always despised the style checker.  But now I'm
> writing papers that need to be extremely gramatically correct, and it would
> actually be useful.
> I'm using Star Office 5.2.   Does anyone know if the latest versions of
> Star Office or Open Office (or any other linux-friendly package) have the
> feature?

There isn't one, I'm using OO 1.1. Requests for a grammar checker come up 
regularly on the OO mail lists. And on Abiword, Kword, etc. 

IMO, a live human copyeditor would work better. Anyway, if you want a grammar 
checker, OpenOffice won't be able to help you. I don't know of anything on 
Linux that will do this.

Carla Schroder
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