I noticed that an old post of mine about adding dictionaries to WPS Office, has been receiving some attention recently. I quickly checked the links and it seems they are dead, also the file paths listed there no longer apply for WPS Office v11. Therefore, I decided to check how to add dictionaries to version 11.
I am using WPS Office 184.108.40.20619.XA installed from SBo on Slackware64 -current. First you need to have the dictionaries files. Since the ones from WPS office are no longer available (or I simply cannot find them), I searched a bit and ended up with the dictionaries for LibreOffice found here. I suppose you can download only the ones you need, however, I just downloaded the whole collection and unzipped it.
As in my old post, I want to have British English spellcheck. What I need is found in the
en folder, but it has to be prepared for WPS Office as follows:
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- Create a folder
- Copy files
en_GB.dicto the newly created folder and rename them as
- Create a file called
en_GBwith the following contents:
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LibreOffice is completely free while WPS Office isn’t. It is open source. So more new features will come in comparison to WPS. WPS does not have relational database management systems but. I am looking for software for an old computer of my father's. He has MS Works and uses word documents. He has lots of files and would like to continue using Works but a new laptop he purchased does not open.wps files.
Ok, so where does this folder go? The
en_GB folder should be placed in either:
- for your user only:
Then just restart WPS Office. To select the dictionary go to:
To insert the tick (✓) symbol into a Writer document, follow these instructions.
From the menu (in Windows and Mac) click on Insert –> Special Character.
From the Font dropdown, you need to select a font that will include the tick symbol. Times New Roman does NOT include this symbol. One font to use is OpenSymbol.
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Select OpenSymbol and then scroll down until you see the tick symbols – see screenshot for an example.
You can double click on the symbol to insert into your document, or click once on the symbol and then click ‘OK’.
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