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Report this Post11-10-2000 10:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff PennockClick Here to visit Cliff Pennock's HomePageClick Here to Email Cliff PennockSend a Private Message to Cliff PennockDirect Link to This Post
I have finished PFFCD's manual and I was wondering if any of you would like to proof-read it for me.

You can find the manual here.

Please let me know if there are any severe grammatical errors or when things are simply unclear. Thanks!

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Report this Post11-10-2000 10:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Black88GTSend a Private Message to Black88GTDirect Link to This Post
Simple on the side is spelled SIMPEL


thats first so far I just started looking

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Report this Post11-10-2000 10:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff PennockClick Here to visit Cliff Pennock's HomePageClick Here to Email Cliff PennockSend a Private Message to Cliff PennockDirect Link to This Post
That's one of the things that always confuses me. SIMPEL is actually the dutch spelling for the word... We have a lot of similar words, only the spelling is different.

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under searching files.. is ( datafiles ) suposed to be one word? i may speak english but i'm not fluent in diction.

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Report this Post11-10-2000 12:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2xsessClick Here to Email 2xsessSend a Private Message to 2xsessDirect Link to This Post
Cliff,I see you changed Simpel in the menu, are you going to change it in the rest of the text

This is particularly useful if you found a thread using
Something just doesn't seem right in there to me,but I'm not that up on grammar either.

According to my spell check in Works This is spelled wrong.

Therefor PFFCD has its own bookmark. should be spelled Therefore

Also, in the instructions for adding a seperator for bookmarks, in one sample window stopping is spelled incorrectly. The sentence reads stoping a Temp Guage from pegging I also just realized that gauge is misspelled on the whole page.


A: If PFFCD has difficulties detecting wether should be Whether

I hope I didn't pick it apart too badly Cliff, it looks awesome though, I can't wait to have one in my hand
Should be spelled Therefore


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Report this Post11-10-2000 01:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff PennockClick Here to visit Cliff Pennock's HomePageClick Here to Email Cliff PennockSend a Private Message to Cliff PennockDirect Link to This Post
About the "stoping" thing, I noticed that too but these are real examples from the database. So the original thread has a mispelled title. I was wondering if people would notice that - I guess I now the answer now...

Concerning therefor/therefore, you are right - it should be therefore. It's quit confusing since "therefor" without an e is a correct word also, but used in different sentences:

He collected payments therefor.
He did some work, therefore I think he got paid.

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Report this Post11-10-2000 01:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87ECO5Send a Private Message to 87ECO5Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Cliff Pennock:
... I guess I now the answer now...

I think it should read I guess I know the answer now...

Oh wait, you only wanted corrections on the MANUAL! Sorry ...

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Report this Post11-10-2000 02:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for btothClick Here to Email btothSend a Private Message to btothDirect Link to This Post
As far as This is particularly useful if you found a thread using...

The you should be you have, I think.

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Originally posted by 2xsess:

Also, in the instructions for adding a seperator for bookmarks, in one sample window stopping is spelled incorrectly. The sentence reads stoping a Temp Guage from pegging I also just realized that gauge is misspelled on the whole page.

Isn't "seperator" supposed to be separator.

Drilled into me in elementary school there is "a rat" in separate.

A: If PFFCD has difficulties detecting wether should be Whether

I hope I didn't pick it apart too badly Cliff, it looks awesome though, I can't wait to have one in my hand
Should be spelled Therefore

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Report this Post11-10-2000 04:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff PennockClick Here to visit Cliff Pennock's HomePageClick Here to Email Cliff PennockSend a Private Message to Cliff PennockDirect Link to This Post
87ECO5, that's my keyboard. I have one of those cordless keyboards and it sometimes misses a keystroke. So I now it's know and knot now... wait.. I know now it's not know... errr.. I... well, you get the picture.

Old Lar, you are right. It's separator. Thanks.

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Report this Post11-10-2000 05:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cheever2Click Here to Email Cheever2Send a Private Message to Cheever2Direct Link to This Post
[QUOTE]Originally posted by 2xsess:
This is particularly useful if you found a thread using
How about: "...if you find a thread using..."?

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quote
Originally posted by Cliff Pennock:
It's quit confusing

Yeah, it's quite confusing, too.
(keyboard again?)


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Report this Post11-10-2000 05:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff PennockClick Here to visit Cliff Pennock's HomePageClick Here to Email Cliff PennockSend a Private Message to Cliff PennockDirect Link to This Post
Yeah - this keybord has the same keys as a laptop (short travel). The problem with this is that dirt gets stuck easily below a key. Therefore ( ) some keys don't register a keystroke if you don't hit them dead-center (or is it centre?).
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Report this Post11-10-2000 06:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2xsessClick Here to Email 2xsessSend a Private Message to 2xsessDirect Link to This Post
This is particularly useful if you found a thread using


This is particularly useful if you have found a thread using

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Report this Post11-10-2000 06:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cheever2Click Here to Email Cheever2Send a Private Message to Cheever2Direct Link to This Post
That's what Btoth suggested, but I think we should have a recount.
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Report this Post11-10-2000 10:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FormulaSend a Private Message to FormulaDirect Link to This Post
Fiero is spelled Ferrari in english....


Everyone fell for it, you know you did HAHAHAHA

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Report this Post11-11-2000 11:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for btothClick Here to Email btothSend a Private Message to btothDirect Link to This Post
Fieros are different from Ferraris?! Wow do I feel ripped off!

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Report this Post11-11-2000 06:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for stimpyClick Here to Email stimpySend a Private Message to stimpyDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by 2xsess:
This is particularly useful if you found a thread using


This is particularly useful if you have found a thread using

Neither. What has happened is that verb tense is mixed betwen present (Is) and past (found). While the second example is more correct, unsing the infinitive (have found), it still sounds clunky.
More appropiate would be
This is particularly useful when you find a thread...
or
This would be particularly useful when you have found a thread...

Grammar Cops strike again! Where is GTBastard?

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Report this Post11-11-2000 06:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff PennockClick Here to visit Cliff Pennock's HomePageClick Here to Email Cliff PennockSend a Private Message to Cliff PennockDirect Link to This Post
Good call, Stimpy.
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Report this Post11-11-2000 08:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreDirect Link to This Post
You asked You didn't say how picky you wanted to get. This is what Word coughed up in it's grammar and spellchecks.

Page 1

looked alright.

Page 2
the search capabilitis | Harddisk is 2 words | Datafiles is 2 words (database might be a better term.)

Page 2.1

most simplest, redundant, remove most | Tachfilter is usually 2 words

page 2.2

plus/minus sign usually not hyphenated

3.1

the Internet (proper noun) 2 places

3.3

hexadecimal pairs (not hexi) | browsers can not <-cannot

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threads, which (missing comma) | seperate folders (separate) | Word says bookmarked is 2 words. Bookmark however is correct. Go figure.

4.1

word barfed on on-the-fly gramar checker hates the hyphens.

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diskspace harddisk datafiles textfile are all 2 words.

I think it's CDROM or CD-ROM not CDRom. Word just barfs with no usefull recomendation on that one.

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Report this Post11-11-2000 09:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff PennockClick Here to visit Cliff Pennock's HomePageClick Here to Email Cliff PennockSend a Private Message to Cliff PennockDirect Link to This Post
Thanks Ogre, I want people as picky as they can get!

Like I said, english is not my native language so I don't want people to get distracted from the contents by spelling- and grammatical errors.

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Report this Post11-12-2000 07:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreDirect Link to This Post
page 2

the search capabilities,,,, I lost an e when i goofed with the i.

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quote
Originally posted by stimpy:
Neither. What has happened is that verb tense is mixed betwen present (Is) and past (found). While the second example is more correct, unsing (shouldn't that be "using"??) the infinitive (have found), it still sounds clunky.
More appropiate would be
This is particularly useful when you find a thread...
or
This would be particularly useful when you have found a thread...

Grammar Cops strike again! Where is GTBastard?

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