8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2007 1:03 PM by pf2k

    Spark spellcheck

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      What does spark need installed on a pc for the spell check to work? I have some pcs where the spell check is available and some where it is not. Thanks!

        • Re: Spark spellcheck
          Ryan Graham KeyContributor

          Hi pf2k,

           

          There doesn''t have to be anything installed on the PC (other than Spark, of course ) for the spell check to work. If it''s not working there are two things to check:

           

          1. In Spark, go to Spark menu, select Preferences and in General Chat Settings page make sure the "Perform spell checking in background" option is selected.

          2. The spell checker is actually a plugin so navigate to where Spark is installed (most likely C:\Program Files\Spark) and then go into the plugins directory and check to make sure the spelling-plugin.jar is present. If it''s not you can try copying the file from another machine that has it, and then restart Spark.

           

          Hope that helps,

          Ryan

            • Re: Spark spellcheck
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              Okay I didn''t think it depend on any external components...I can''t figure out why on so many machines the spell check is not working. The button to do a spell check manually is not even there...I try your suggestions. Thanks again.

               

              quick update....the machines have three plugins listed same as my machines which the spell checking does work. but i noticed my pc also has three folders in the plugins folder named the same as the plugins. the machines that the spell checking does not work does not have those three folders....

               

              Message was edited by: pf2k

                • Re: Spark spellcheck
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                  Well I just exported a list of all the computers and using the excellent psexec and a batch file I am in the process of copying the necessary folders over to the computers that need them. I have no idea why it''s not on some of them but still thanks for the answer!

                  • Re: Spark spellcheck
                    Ryan Graham KeyContributor

                    The directories are actually expanded versions of the .jar files which Spark automatically creates when it starts up. If I had to take a guess I''d say there might be permissions error that is preventing Spark from creating those directories. Are there any errors in the log directory?

                     

                    Thanks,

                    Ryan

                      • Re: Spark spellcheck
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                        It actually was that. The users were limited users on xp pro workstations and did not have permissions to create the folders. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction earlier.

                          • Re: Spark spellcheck
                            Ryan Graham KeyContributor

                            You''re welcome. Good to hear you got everything straightened out.

                              • Re: Spark spellcheck
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                                I have non-admin/plain user level users in most of my environment & their plug ins such as spellcheck do not work. They are also not able to additional plug ins such as the translator. Yes, I know they do not have rights to C:\Program Files\Spark\plugins, I also do not want to manually copy the directories to every single machine, including remote laptops. This will only become a bigger problem as time goes on & more companies run their local users as non-administrators. What is the fix for this?

                                 

                                Thank you

                                  • Re: Spark spellcheck
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                                    I created a batch file that took for input a list of computers and used xcmd. You could also use psexec to either set permissions on the folder so that the next time the user starts spark the plugins expand or you could copy over the needed folders.