Help: available spell-check software (MS office)
Thread poster: Charlie Smith
Charlie Smith  Identity Verified
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Feb 8, 2008

Is anybody aware of any spell-check/proof reading software that will highlight possible mistakes in English of phonetically similar words which have different spellings? i.e. their, there, they’re – guaranty, guarantee – which, witch. Etc.

Ideally to run in MS office programs.


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PAS  Identity Verified
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Word "find and replace" Feb 8, 2008

Word's own find (and replace) is quite complex, if you take the time to dig into all its possible options.

To use your example, if you check "sounds like" and look for "guarantee", you will also find "guaranty" (as well as "guaranteed").

Pawel Skalinski

[Edited at 2008-02-08 09:06]


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Charlie Smith  Identity Verified
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Homophone checker/find and replace Feb 10, 2008

PAS wrote:

Word's own find (and replace) is quite complex, if you take the time to dig into all its possible options.


Thank you for pointing out uses of find and replace in word, was not aware of how extensive it was.

It is a help, but I’m looking for a program that will run in MS word and check as you type. Have found out that there are some such programs available, some in included in software packages like Read and Write, and some like RWord Homophone checker. Unfortunately Read and Write is a bit on the expensive side just to use the Homophone checker and I cant find RWord anywhere.

Anybody know of any other such programs or in fact where I could get hold of Rword?


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