I found that link by googling "Spell Checker not working in Open Office" and the page I linked to, comes up as the second hit in Google. I then copied and pasted the URL here (I admit that I didn't check that it worked and can now see the problem to which Chronus has found the solution).
Of course if you want to get it working in Office 2000, you could always try googling "spell checker not working in word 2000" and have a look at som of the suggestions there.
Perhaps next time I won't bother!
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