Spell Catcher on sale

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Mon May 11, 2009 8:29 am Post

Further to the suggestions that came up recently on this board, it may be useful to know that Spell Catcher is on sale at http://www.maczot.com/ and now to be had for 20$ instead of the regular 40$.

I don't own the product but I'm considering it. Any reasons not to buy this one when one is on the lookout for a system-wide spell catcher and text expanding utility?

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Mon May 11, 2009 1:26 pm Post

There's no reason not to buy Spell Catcher at any price.

It has become an indispensable writer's tool. It supports, elegantly and powerfully, everything I need to do, from spell checking to keyboard shortcuts. Someone could make serious money hard-wiring Spell Catcher into operating systems.

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Mon May 11, 2009 6:46 pm Post

I've done some searching on this forum, and there seem to be some problems using Spell Catcher and Scrivener together. Most of the posts I read are more than a year old, so I'm wondering how these two match up in current versions...?
"Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other.
It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words.
My language trembles with desire."
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Mon May 11, 2009 9:16 pm Post

I've been eyeing this for a while so I went ahead and bought it.

My only complaint is that I wish I had known beforehand that Canadian English is an extra $10 to install! Ah well. Thanks for the notification about the deal.

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Wed May 13, 2009 2:13 pm Post

I'm trying out Spell Catcher. It works everywhere but Scrivener. The menubar dropdown doesn't have any options when I'm in Scriv. Is there something I can do about it?

Thanks

Jenny

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Wed May 13, 2009 4:12 pm Post

Jenny

Do you mean the menu that drops down from the Spell Catcher "yellow-tick" icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen? If so, have you tried closing and then re-opening Scrivener? Worked for me when I had the same problem.

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Wed May 13, 2009 4:23 pm Post

Oh yes! I forgot, closing and reopening always sorts everything out, like kicking machines. Thank you, Hugh.
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