OK Spelling of certain words

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:07 pm Post

I am using Scrivener on Mac and cannot figure out how to add words to avoid annoying and incorrect Auto corrects. Example: cafe con leche, although there others abound. I'm sure this is straightforward, but I cannot figure it out from the drop-downs or forums. thanks!

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:28 pm Post

I don't think this is a Scrivener thing, so much as part of Apple's standard text system.

What I do is this:

Type 'cafe con leche' and watch it turn into 'leech'. Type cmd-z which undoes the autocorrect and turns it back to 'leche' with red dots indicating Apple thinks it's a misspelling. Then right-click on 'leche' and choose 'Learn Spelling'.

It shouldn't happen again for that word.

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:53 pm Post

Scrivener (via OSX) can automatically spell-check paragraphs in a variety of languages via Preferences/Keyboard/Text/Spelling, select Automatic by Language then select your required languages in Set Up... from the Spelling dropdown -- this is all highly unintuitive, imo, but it does work. I've attached a Scrivener example.
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:37 pm Post

Hiya,

auxbuss wrote:... via Preferences/Keyboard/Text/Spelling, select Automatic by Language then select your required languages in Set Up... from the Spelling dropdown...


I need a little help with this, too. In MacOS, under Scrivener>Preferences> I get General, Editing, Behaviours, Appearance, Corrections, Sharing, and Backup.

No Keyboard menu or language related material.

Any help, please?

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Edit: OK, I see that you mean the System Preferences for MacOS. However, I don't know where the Spelling dropdown that you mention is.

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Bridey
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:45 pm Post

This?

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Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:50 pm Post

Yes, you are right!

No Greek for me, though... :cry:

OK, I guess this is a topic for an Apple forum, but does anyone know where to find the dictionary files for other languages?

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Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:59 pm Post


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Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:53 pm Post

Thank you!

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Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:03 pm Post

GiannisG wrote:Thank you!


Welcome.