Is this a bug?

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Merryb
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:57 pm Post

I inserted my document and just started going through the text. The spell checker is underlining the second half of a lot of words -- especially contractions -- and the first letter of the next word as if they were one word and spelled wrong. For example: "she couldn't have" would have the 'ldn't ha' underlined.
Thanks!
Merry

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Laxaria
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:44 pm Post

Install the new version and it should (emphasis on should) be fixed.

:)

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Merryb
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:48 pm Post

Is there a new one out today? Because I just installed this yesterday.
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:56 pm Post

Yes, see this post: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8945
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:02 pm Post

I have the new version of the .exe and it fixed the "underline second half of words" bug.

Now there's a new one: it's underlining the first half of contractions (everything before the apostrophe).
J.J. Lancer (my blog: TyroLancer)

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Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:16 pm Post

Tyrolancer wrote:I have the new version of the .exe and it fixed the "underline second half of words" bug.

Now there's a new one: it's underlining the first half of contractions (everything before the apostrophe).


[Joke]

Be a man. Turn off spel-check. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

[/joke]

In all honesty though, I think spell-check should be the least of your worries when writing a novel. Sure, it is good to make sure spelling is accurate, but for the time being, it is still a bit buggy. If it bugs you, you may turn it off.

It does sound like a bug though, so you might want to file it.

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Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:29 am Post

Yeah, I ended up turning off spell-check because I got sick of seeing all of those red lines. :lol: I can live without that feature.
J.J. Lancer (my blog: TyroLancer)

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Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:18 am Post

Defenitly agree with turning spellcheck off while your righting.

But it does come in awefuly usefull when editting---which Scrivener also fuly suports.
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Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:57 pm Post

Is the "new" exe/beta the one up on the main page? :D
Thanks!
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