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Cannot spell-check when typing over source doc.
Thread poster: Nina Storey

Nina Storey  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:17
Member (2008)
Italian to English
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Aug 8, 2008

Hi,

I am typing my translation over the source text but cannot get the spell-check to work.

I am using a MAC OS X and when I click "check spelling" the following message comes up:

"The spelling check is complete. Text set to (no proofing) was skipped. To find (no proofing) text, click Edit/Replace, click More, click Format, click Language and choose (no proofing).

I have tried to follow this choosing "no proofing" and "english language" and whatever I choose, the spell-check will not work in my document....even when I copy and paste it to a new blank word document.

Could it be because the document was set as a template or something like that? I really need to follow the original format, which is why I'm not just creating a new document.

Can any one help? And how do you normally go about spell checking when you type over the source document?

Sorry if this is a very simple question and something I should already know! Thanks.


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:17
English to Spanish
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PC Aug 8, 2008

No Mac, I use a PC, but when I start working on typing over a source document, the first thing I do is "select all" and change the language to the target language. Then it spell-checks for the target language.

Will that work for you?


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Nina Storey  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:17
Member (2008)
Italian to English
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Yes! Aug 8, 2008

Yes, that works - I cannot believe it was that easy!

Thank you very much Henry, now I know for future translations!


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
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May Aug 8, 2008

May all your troubles be so easy to fix. Buona sera.

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