Hello. I recently upgraded my openoffice.org installation from 3.3 to 3.4.1. I had some issues with the printing of envelopes, and with getting it to recognize the jre, but after I removed the hidden file ".openoffice.org" from my user directory, those things are working again.
However, I find that every word is highlighted as misspelled. While my spelling is not perfect, it's not that bad. Supposedly I have the dictionaries installed (openoffice.org3-en-GB-3.4.1-9593.i586.tgz, converted from an rpm of the same name). So, if anyone has any clues, do share.
Along with any dictionaries that came with it (presumably US and GB, since I installed the en-GB language version), I tried also adding the "Canadian English Spell Checking, Hyphenation and Thesaurus" extension from http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/en_CA
. The dictionaries show up as choices in the Tools/Options/Languages menu, but they don't seem to work. Also, I have Language Tool installed from http://www.languagetool.org/