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Spelling

Prediction Options Spelling Tab

Spell check Text in Clipboard

If this checkbox is checked, any time you copy text to the clipboard, you will be offered an opportunity to spell check the text you copied to the clipboard. This feature can be distracting, and you may want to look at Spell Check as you type below as an alternative.

Important: If you make any changes, you must paste the text back into your document to make the corrections permanent in your document and you may lose any formatting you have entered. If you are going to apply formatting, we recommend you write your document first and get it all spelled correctly before formatting it.

Note: We recommend using the SPELL.DCT dictionary if you are using spell checking features.

Spell check as you type

Aurora Spellcheck

If this checkbox is checked, any time you type a word that Aurora Prediction does not recognize, a spelling dialog will appear in your application and allow you to correct the spelling of the word, or tell Aurora Prediction to learn the word. This feature can be distracting, and you may want to look at Spell Check Text in Clipboard above as an alternative. You may wish to log your spelling errors for later analysis. You can then convert your spelling errors into automatic spelling corrections automatically using the Log Spelling Errors feature.

Note: We recommend using the SPELL.DCT dictionary if you are using spell checking features.

Tip: If you are using Aurora Prediction solely for spell checking as you type, we recommend minimizing the prediction window and unchecking Allow Selections when Minimized on the Window tab to allow normal use of the number keys and semicolon.

Only Mark misspelled words

If this checkbox is checked, whenever you type a word that Aurora Prediction does not recognize, it will mark the word by bracketing it with curly brackets like {werd}. The word in brackets will not be added to the dictionary. If you later decide to spell check text marked with the Spell Check Text in Clipboard feature, the brackets will be automatically removed. You may wish to log your spelling errors for later analysis. You can then convert your spelling errors into automatic spelling corrections automatically using the Log Spelling Errors feature.

Ignore Words with Numbers

If this checkbox is checked and you type a word containing a number like "hel3lo", the word will not bring up the spelling dialog, and will not be added to the dictionary. This option is only enabled if you have checked Spell Check as you type above.

Ignore Words with all Capitals

If this checkbox is checked and you type a word that is all capital letters like "HELLO," the word will not bring up the spelling dialog, and will not be added to the dictionary. This option is only enabled if you have checked Spell Check as you type above.

I confuse b/d/p/q

If this checkbox is checked, Aurora's spellchecker will match words where you have confused b/d/p/q example if I typed "Pobe" or "Poqe" for "Pope" the spellchecker would suggest "Pope." If you don't make these types of errors, unchecking this will make the spellchecker faster.

Suggestions

This drop box allows you to choose the type of suggestions offered when the Spell Check as you type dialog box opens. The closer you get to Similar First Letter, the longer it will take for the Spell Check while you Type dialog to appear although it will make the alarm sound as soon as it notices a word it doesn't recognize to tell you the spelling dialog is coming.

We recommend leaving this set to Phonetic Matches as this will make the Spell Check while you Type dialog appear quickest, and often the phonetic match will give you the desired word. Also, you can always click on the More Suggestions button in the Spell Check while you Type dialog box to get more suggestions if they are needed.

Match Quality

This drop box allows you to choose how similar the words in the dictionary must be to the misspelled word in order to be listed in the suggestions list in the Spell Check while you Type dialog box. If you choose Very Close, only words that are very similarly spelled will be listed. If you choose All, then all similarly spelled words will be listed. Your choices are: Very Close, Close, Loose, and All.

Log Spelling Errors

If this checkbox is checked, any time you do an action in the Aurora Spellchecker the action will be logged. The default log file is ERRORS.TXT in your \Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Aurora Suite 2005 directory. You can change the name of the log file with the SpellingLogFile setting in the aurora.set.

Changing Spelling Errors into Automatic Spelling Corrections

If you have corrected errors with the Aurora Spellchecker and have had Log Spelling Errors on, you can import those corrections using the Dictionary Editor and its Import feature to make them into automatic spelling corrections so that your specific spelling errors are corrected automatically. To convert your spelling errors into automatic corrections, do the following:

  1. Open Aurora Prediction.
  2. Choose Edit Dictionary from the Aurora Prediction menu.
  3. Choose Import Vocabulary from the Edit Dictionary window menu.
  4. Click on the Import Aurora Vocabulary File from Disk radio button.
  5. Click on OK.
  6. Choose ERRORS.TXT from the file selection dialog and click on OK.

Importing will then begin. When it is complete, you can close the Edit Dictionary window and your new automatic corrections will be entered.

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