Spell check in TE-MS spellchecker works
Thread poster: Ivan Eikås Skjøstad

Ivan Eikås Skjøstad  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 03:20
Member (2002)
English to Norwegian
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May 6, 2006

I use SDL Trados 2006, and untill recently the spellchecker did not work (only the Wintertree, not so good spellchecker worked). Last time I used TE I tried to activate MS spellchecker plug in once more, and before testing I pressed the button "Properties". I got the regular message about No properties etc, but after starting to work the MS spellchecker worked as normal. I use Office 2000, and I had not started Word.

Just in case this has something to do with the spell checker works or not I wanted to share this experience.

Today, after a close down of the PC it still works (without pressing any buttons).


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Gert Sass (M.A.)  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:20
English to German
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TE spell check seems not to work as it should May 6, 2006

From my own experience with the TE spell checker (using the MS Word option), I would not recommend it as a reliable tool. It takes awfully long to move from one find to another (extending the time needed for checking to 3 hrs instead of 1 maximum) - OK, I used it for a rather big volume, some 34,000 words - but, even more annoyingly, the results were far from reliable: The tool had totally ignored
- words typed twice in a row
- the typos most common to fast typing (DOubled CApitals at the beginning of words, extra spaces between characters, extra characters, and possibly any other sort of typo)

I would actually have preferred to do the spell checking in MS Word, but this did not seem possible with a file this size (failure to even copy it into Word).


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