RE: Spell Checkers - ??OT

Subject: RE: Spell Checkers - ??OT
From: "Backer, Corinne" <CBacker -at- glhec -dot- org>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 15:58:30 -0500

It's my understanding that Frame's spellchecker memory is specific to each
chapter at a minimum, and until reinstall at a maximum. That is, if you tell
it to Allow In Document, it will not check that word again in that document.
If you tell it to Learn, it will not check that word again ever (until you
fry your PC and have to reinstall :D).

As a result, I use the Allow in Document button sparingly and the Learn
button with great hesitation. If it's something I just want it to ignore for
the moment (a funky field name in a mainframe table, or something) I click
Start Checking instead - then it just moves on but doesn't remember that
word.

HTH
Corinne

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathi Jan Knill [mailto:Kathi -dot- Knill -at- template -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 11:43 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Spell Checkers - ??OT


Let me start by saying that I do NOT rely solely on spell checkers to make
sure that my doc is clean. I do however use them as a first pass through
before I print.
That said I have a question about the Framemaker Spell Checker.
Does anyone know if it is the type of checker that only checks new words
since the last spell check was run? Or does it actually run through the
whole file each time?
The reason I ask is because often when I use the SC for a second round
after I've made some major changes, it runs through quickly and sometimes
just says the doc is okay. It makes it seem like it is not doing a thorough
job.
Just curious. YOu can answer off-line if you want to.

Kathi Jan Knill
Sr. Technical Writer
Template Software, Inc.
kathi -dot- knill -at- template -dot- com
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way,
implicitly and unquestionable. `` W.Disney



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