Re: Spell Check as you type

You wrote,
It is not as sophisticated as Word's spell checker.  So, for instance, if
you fail to hit space between two words, Word will often be programmed to
offer the two words as a spelling suggestion.

How can I get word to do this?  If I forget to space it just offers me the
first word and a few others.  I would appreciate help because I do this a
lot and I always have to write the second word in the edit field.  Btw, I do
plan on checking out TinySpell and thanks for that.
Kay malmquist
Janesville Wisconsin
Skype name:  kayleebuttercup
kaylm@xxxxxxxxxxx
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dean Martineau" <dean92@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <Jawsscripts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: Spell Check as you type


This question came up on both these lists, so I'm sending my findings to
both, even though the solution isn't a script.

A few of us would like to be alerted by a beep of some sort when we mistype
or misspell.  It is apparently theoretically possible to write a script to
do this in Word if you know how to do it, which I don't.

Fortunately, I have found two programs which offer this service, and one
works especially well in my opinion, and is free.

The one that works less well is As you Type from www.asutype.com.  It costs
$49.95 and has many capabilities.  Its interface isn't particularly
friendly but I was able to use it.

The winner is Tinyspell, from http://www.megspace.com/computers/tinyspell/
It is free, though donations are welcome.  Once installed and running, it
beeps when you have typed a misspelled word.  In any Windows program.  At
that point, you can hit the user-definable shortcut key, default
control+semicolon, to bring up a list of suggestions in the form of a
menu.  The bottom item of the menu is Add to Dictionary.

So far the program is perfect for my use.  Two notes: It is not as
sophisticated as Word's spell checker.  So, for instance, if you fail to
hit space between two words, Word will often be programmed to offer the two
words as a spelling suggestion.  Tinyspell won't.  Also, if the suggested
words menu stays on top of Eudora while it is in sponsored mode, you get a
friendly message from Eudora, or at least I do wince I have DSL and Eudora
can phone home often.

I'm delighted with this discovery.

Dean

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