Here is the closest thing to an idiots guide I can offer.  This requires 
running Zim from source.  I know this works with Zim 0.60 on Windows XP 32 
bit and 64 bit but you must use 32 bit python.  I do not know if this 
works for Windows 7. 
1) Download and install the following. 
python 2.6.6 (32 bit)
local copy: ./1 - python-2.6.6.msi
pyGTK-all-in-one GTK2.22

local copy: ./2 - pygtk-all-in-one-2.22.6.win32-py2.6.msi
local copy: ./3 - pyenchant-1.5.3.win32.exe

local copy: ./4 - PyGTKSpell-2.25.3.win32-py2.6.exe
2) Download and extract the latest zim src (June 2013, using 0.60, I 
extracted to C:\Program Files (x86)\zim-0.60):
3) Create a copy of [zim_root]\ and rename the copy to 
[zim_root]\zim.pyw (the .pyw extension allows launching without a shell).
4) Do one of the following:
a) add the installed location of Enchant to the windows path. eg: 
C:\Python26\Lib\site-packages\enchant (this is my preferred option)
b) Edit [zim_root]\zim.pyw, add import enchant at the top with the other 
5) Start zim using [zim_root]\zim.pyw --standalone (January 2013, starting 
with 0.58 the --standalone tag is required) 
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07/02/2013 02:35 AM


[Zim-wiki] Newbie spell check

I have just recently found Zim-wiki and am really liking it - I am 
thinking about moving form MyInfo to Zim as my information repository and 
research database/tool. - However, the lack of a spell check is really 
putting a block on this - I really need a spell check.
I cannot get it working though - I am on Windows 7 64bit [yeah I know!], 
and I do not have a clue how to go about making the spellcheck work in 
the check box is dimmed out and 'gtkspell - failed' is in red under 
Plugins> dependencies, in the preferences box.
Can you give me an idiots guide to getting it working [eg where do I 
install the gtkspell files, and which of the many hundreds of aspell_gb 
files do I need, and where do I put them, that kind of thing etc etc - 
really basic stuff.
Sorry to be such a naïve pain
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