TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Peter Bechberger *** eMail up0s -at- rz -dot- uni-karlsruhe -dot- de writes:
>I have to warn you: The German Word spell checker is really bad. Here in
>Germany, I don't know anybody who uses it. Especially if there are many
>technical terms in the text, the spell checker has to pass on them. Perhaps
>it>'s ok for every-day language, but I don't think you have to check a
How is the English Word spell checker? Is there anybody using it?
Thanks, Peter, for the perspective. I've found that the Word spell checker
is just fine for making sure I haven't done something really stupid, where a
word just isn't a word anymore because I left off a letter. But it takes
awhile to get the dictionary customized to where you can really use it, and
no matter what, it isn't a substitute for patiently sitting down and going
through the material a page at a time before sending it to the printer.