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#1 bobg

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:33 PM

The spelling check in MS Office offers 'auto-correct', which allows you, once the checker has found an error, to choose 'automatically correct' any future occurrences of that error, using the chosen correction.

Can this be done using SC?

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:35 PM

The spelling check in MS Office offers 'auto-correct', which allows you, once the checker has found an error, to choose 'automatically correct' any future occurrences of that error, using the chosen correction.

Can this be done using SC?


Absolutely. Piece of cake, really.

This is done using Spell Catcher's shorthand glossary feature. A default auto-correct list with over 3,000 common typos and their corrections comes with the product. You're free to create your own, of course.

Shorthands are not restricted to abbreviation/expansion pairs that might be classified as "auto-correct" items. Use them for any text you might repeatedly type. A simple example is one that inserts your full name when you type your initials (mine is "emg" -> "Evan Gross"). Expansions can be thousands of characters, they can include tab and return characters, formatted date and time sequences, and a whole lot more.

There are a number of ways to add your own shorthands, you can do it on-the-fly when you make a typo, or when checking existing text, or en masse by editing a shorthand glossary document directly.

You can view the documentation for Spell Catcher X (for Mac OS X) here, and see a demo of Spell Catcher Plus (for Windows) in action here.