There is no solution. I'm gonna hafta just live with it. Apparently. Might have to go back to the other.
WTF? ya see, I'm having trouble with the spell checking in OOo, the OpenOffice.org suite which is supposed to replace Microsoft Word, etc. The problem is, there is no auto correct, and if you correct one misspelling of a word, it doesn't automatically correct any other identical misspellings of the same word.
Which is fucked. It means that in a badly formated document, ie no punctuation, poor spelling, it takes fricken HOURS to do a few pages. Which is annoying. I really want the functionality of the MIcrosoft product, but I don't want to pay for it...