spell check not working the same after SL upgrade

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radioguy
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spell check not working the same after SL upgrade

Post by radioguy » 2009-09-07 06:14:57

I use a 2-button mouse and have become used to right-clicking on a misspelled word to get choices for correction in the contextual menu. That seems to have stopped since I installed Snow Leopard.

I saw no way to fix this in preferences or anything else. The other spelling windows work fine, but I'd like to get my right-click option back. Suggestions?

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Re: spell check not working the same after SL upgrade

Post by dshan » 2009-09-08 06:39:01

The same thing was happening in Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1b1 and was fixed in the recently released beta 2, so I would assume it will also be fixed in Nisus Writer Express 3.3.1b2 when it comes out. No idea when that will be but hopefully soon.

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Re: spell check not working the same after SL upgrade

Post by martin » 2009-09-09 14:33:56

This is a problem with the way Nisus Writer's custom spell checking (in both Pro and Express) interact with Snow Leopard's new spelling features. It will have to be fixed in an update.

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Re: spell check not working the same after SL upgrade

Post by Larsraggio » 2009-09-18 14:03:08

I just downloaded the Snow Leopare beya and the spell check is still clunky and right clicking does not work. Same for Italian language which I use for translating every day . . and the lack of function is really irritating. Hope you will expedite this problem fix!
Thanks, Larry

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Re: spell check not working the same after SL upgrade

Post by martin » 2009-10-03 00:35:48

Hi Larry, the final release should fix your problem.

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Re: spell check not working the same after SL upgrade

Post by jhecht » 2009-10-06 05:52:30

I have the final release, and it's not working the same as it was running on Leopard 10.4.11.

When I run a spellcheck and it finds an error with more than one suggested spelling, it doesn't automatically pick the top of the list as a default spelling. Instead, I have to use the arrow key to scroll down the list one at a time to pick the right spelling.

There are some advantages to this, because it makes it harder to accidentally pick the default correction when going too fast through a spellcheck. But it's definitely more cumbersome. I don't know what the beta was like, but this looks like something got broken on old versions of the OS to fix something else for Snow Leopard.

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Re: spell check not working the same after SL upgrade

Post by Larsraggio » 2009-10-15 15:18:26

Does anyone have an idea when the spell check will again work like it used to do with a right click instead of the really inconvenient requirement to open the special "Spelling box?" I have been forced to stop using Writer Express for my Italian translations after all these years. I hate to not be using it, but the spell check problem is a real pain in the neck. Will greatly appreciate a notice if and when you are able to make it compatible with Snow Leopard. Hope this doesn't fall through the cracks.

Thanks, Larry Ray

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Re: spell check not working the same after SL upgrade

Post by Larsraggio » 2009-10-15 15:28:47

Wellllll . . .. I downloaded Writer Express v3.3.1 and now the right click spell check seems to be working fine. Hope everyone else has the same good fortune. Thanks to all.

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