Removing LanguageTool 0.9.5 From Openoffice 3.0.1

If you have a left-over LanguageTool 0.9.5 installation in OpenOffice.org 3.01 or newer, it's impossible to uninstall it automatically.

To uninstall LanguageTool 0.9.5 from OpenOffice.org 3.0.1 or newer, follow the following steps:

The easiest way

This way requires that you still have install files for 3.0.0.

  1. Close OpenOffice.org 3.0.1 and uninstall it.
  2. Install OpenOffice.org 3.0.0.
  3. Proceed to remove LanguageTool from Tools > Extensions Manager.
  4. Click Help > Update or close OpenOffice.org and double-click the installation file for 3.0.1 and proceed normally with installation.
  5. Install LanguageTool 0.9.6.

The easy way

On the command line, call unopkg remove org.openoffice.languagetool.oxt

The harder way

  1. Close OpenOffice.org.
          • In Microsoft Windows (but not in Vista!) you can use the script contributed by William Colen from Cogroo team. Unzip the script in a new folder and click "RemoveGrammarChecker.bat".
          • In other operating systems, unzip the script. Use your operating system to look for the jar files that are found in the script archive. Replace them manually on disk.
  2. Open OpenOffice.org. Remove the LanguageTool extension normally or simply update it using the new file.

Yet harder way

If any of these tips don't work for you, you can also remove any uno_packages folders from your computer. Note: you will loose all templates and extensions you have previously installed.

If neither of the above work

  1. Uninstall OpenOffice.org from your computer.
  2. If LanguageTool was installed for all users, remove OpenOffice.org directory.
          • In Windows, this is usually C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3.
          • In Linux, the location depends on your distribution. Basically, the Sun build installs in /opt/.
  3. If LanguageTool was installed for a single user, remove user OpenOffice directory.
            • In Windows, user directory is to be found normally in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\OpenOffice.org. Note: Application Data is usually translated in non-English versions of Windows. This directory is hidden, so you need to show hidden files in Windows Explorer to see it.
          • In Linux, it's in .openoffice directory in your home directory.

If you had your own templates or settings, you might try to make a backup copy. Just make sure you don't copy over LanguageTool or any OpenOffice.org extensions settings.

We make no warranties that data will not be lost using the last procedure.

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