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Installing and setting up LanguageTool in OpenOffice on Debian Lenny.

First of all you need to have OpenOffice 3.1 installed.
If you want to install a later version of OpenOffice than the default (2.6.4) supplied with Debian Lenny,
you’ll have to fetch it from the Debian Lenny backports repo.

Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and add the repo:
deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free

Install the debian backports keyring:

#apt-get install debian-backports-keyring
#apt-get update
#apt-get -t lenny-backports install openoffice.org

Make sure openoffice.org-java-common is installed.
Make sure sun-java5-jre is installed and selected in OpenOffice under Tools->Options->OpenOffice.org->Java.
Java versions other than Sun, may not work.

Install LanguageTool:
Download the LanguageTool extension from http://www.languagetool.org/
In OpenOffice Tools menu Extension Manager, Browse to the language tool file you downloaded and select it.

That should be it. Can’t remember if I had to restart OpenOffice.

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