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Can't open LT on desktop


#1

I've downloaded the program but can't get it to open on Windows 10


(Daniel Naber) #2

Do you have Java 8 installed? If so, what exactly happens when your try to start LT?


#3

No, I don't have Java 8. It opens to various files but not the software.


(Daniel Naber) #4

You'll need to install Java 9 first from the link above, LT cannot work without it.


#5

I've downloaded Java but Word doc opens in LT as unreadable jumble


#6

Word doc opens if I copy and paste the text in the window! This is OK for short pieces but for several pages of tex,t I shouldn't I be able to open the Word doc in the window?


(Daniel Naber) #7

Word format is not supported. Other formats aren't supported either, only plain text. You could try https://github.com/jaumeortola/languagetool-msword10-addin#english instead, but it has several limitations.


(Jan Schreiber) #8

You could also download LibreOffice and the LT extension for LibreOffice. AFAIK LibreOffice Writer supports MS Word format.


#9

Thanks - I've given up on LT and found another checker that's easier to download and use.