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Does your word processing program change a misspelled word now with a different word instead of 'redlining' it so you can correct the spelling?

Mr. T 2012/07/14 03:30:56
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Is it just me or what? I hate that crap, I would rather see a 'redlined' misspelled word so I can correct it than have the computer pick something 'close' but makes the writer look like a retard.
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  • Red_Horse 2012/07/14 04:43:48
  • ahhaterry 2012/07/14 04:26:36
    No, it is just you
    ahhaterry
    My IQ is like 1,280. I always spell crap correctly. My word processing program (honestly?) is totally frightened of me. If it misbehaves, I smack it on the butt with an old Bed ,Bath, and Beyond flyer...
  • Mark In Irvine 2012/07/14 04:11:00
    No, it is just you
    Mark In Irvine
    if you are using Word you can select whether it auto-corrects or marks it with the squiggly red underline instead ... how you make that selection will depend on which version of Word you are using
  • Mr. T Mark In... 2012/07/14 04:16:23
    Mr. T
    +1
    But the problem is that sometimes it auto-corrects and changes the misspelled word to a completely different word. i.e. if you spelled "house" wrong, it changes it to horse and does not show up as a misspelled word and you just keep right on going without realizing it. Just an example.
  • Mark In... Mr. T 2012/07/14 04:23:03
    Mark In Irvine
    i think that it is important to have the "auto-correct" feature turned OFF because it does what IT wants and not what YOU want ... and spell-check prob won't catch conversion of house to horse ... the version of Word I use does mark things that seem off by underlining them with a squiggly green line ... like verbs that don't match subjects, words that seem wrong ... i use Word 2010, and have come to like it a lot, though it often thinks it knows better than I do what i need ... you have to make it your bitch! ha ha ha!!!

    my name is mark in irvine and i'm a PC
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/07/14 03:47:49
    Yes, and it pi**es me off
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +1
    Yes between that and spontaneously changing where the cursor is so you're typing in the middle of the sentence or adding before you tell it and all the other fun stuff they do I'd wring it's neck if it had one.
  • Mr. T Kat ♪ ~... 2012/07/14 03:50:30
    Mr. T
    +1
    Misplaced cursor is different, might be able to help on that one. If you are using a laptop with a finger pad but are using a mouse instead, turn the pad off....problem solved. Don't ask me how I know that.
  • Kat ♪ ~... Mr. T 2012/07/14 03:51:47
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +1
    Probably is the solution, now the big question, how do you turn off the finger pad?
  • Mr. T Kat ♪ ~... 2012/07/14 03:54:55
    Mr. T
    +1
    I have a Mac now so it has been a while but I am sure you can go into settings and find a way to change it. Hey GEEKS....a little help here.
  • Kat ♪ ~... Mr. T 2012/07/14 03:55:57
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    Not a prob, I catch it pretty quick and correct, thanks.
  • Mr. T Kat ♪ ~... 2012/07/14 03:57:35
    Mr. T
    +1
    No, no, no, no....it sucks big time I know, used to happen to me all the time and I hated it. I am sure you can type in "how to turn of cursor pad" in your search bar and find out.
  • Mr. T Kat ♪ ~... 2012/07/14 03:59:36
  • Kat ♪ ~... Mr. T 2012/07/14 04:01:05
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +1
    Ok, thanks I'll try it.
  • Mr. T Kat ♪ ~... 2012/07/14 04:02:15
    Mr. T
    +1
    Let me know if it works for you.
  • NPC 2012/07/14 03:40:33
    No, it is just you
    NPC
    +3
    Don't really know ? Have to check on that one
  • Mr. T NPC 2012/07/14 03:48:16
    Mr. T
    +1
    Just type in a misspelled word and see what it does. Do several of them because sometimes it auto corrects the spelling if it is close but sometimes it changes the word completely and does not show up as a misspelled word so you don't correct it.

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