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Just a *gripe* but the PFF spell check....... by Rickady88GT
Started on: 12-03-2018 10:38 PM
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Report this Post12-03-2018 10:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I have seen several types of spell check in programs, but by far the PFF is the worst. This thing comes up with some of the most bizarre stuff. And forget backspace, you have to retype the entire word if you make a mistake or it will just complete your "best estimate" with a foreign language of some type.
Rant over, carry on.

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Report this Post12-04-2018 12:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for shemdoggSend a Private Message to shemdoggEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Theres spel chick on hear? lol

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Theres spel chick on hear? lol

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Report this Post12-04-2018 02:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Is go spoll pr any othar check hear...
all smell chack do in the browser or device and many suck at it.
Example: FF for PC, speller does ok many times and compete crap next minute. Doesn't check for grammar at all. This pist only made 5 error (red underline) is FF


But Even Current Word Processors have problem for spell, grammar or both. Worse for writing Tech doc's and doesn't have many words/rules for whatever the topic you right for.
MS Word can be bad but Open Office and related are often far worse for this, not even as good as Word Perfect 5x for PC DOS many years ago.

Dragon's Natural Speaking is crap for most Tech doc's too. You have to waste time, often many hours, to add "words" to the database.
(Most Voice tools for all phones etc are Dragon's software even tho market's hind the fact.)
Screen readers have problems too but better most spell checkers.

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Report this Post12-04-2018 07:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Sorry, I should have said auto correct.

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Report this Post12-04-2018 08:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Download Grammarly. It underlines the misspelled word and when you place your cursor on it, it gives a popup with a replacement word. Just click on that word and it's inserted. Corrects punctuation errors, too. That program is very badly needed for some of our members.

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Report this Post12-04-2018 10:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by Rickady88GT:
Sorry, I should have said auto correct.
Same problem and not a part of PFF.
Most Auto Correct, AKA Predictive Typing, in phones tablets etc have same "dictionaries" as Open Office etc or from Dragon and other paid databases that have big problems.
Many have to shut off this in MS Word too when writing Tech and other Specialty doc's.

More important to many... Many devices w/ Spell Check, AC, PT "Call Home" enough data to 1 or more companies to be a real security problem for a lot of people and have no clue the devices does this.
Nearly Anything w/ Dragon software does this including Many Phones, Tablets and even IoT "toys" for kids. Default for Dragon and others even for your PC is to Call Home every week or more with all added words etc and these companies won't tell what data collecting etc.

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Originally posted by fierofool:

Download Grammarly.


Love it!

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Report this Post12-04-2018 11:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for shemdoggSend a Private Message to shemdoggEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I gave up on apostrophes a long time ago. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt lol

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Report this Post12-06-2018 07:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FatsClick Here to Email FatsSend a Private Message to FatsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I've always sucked at using proper grammar... Since I got into an argument in the 6th grade I think it was where I had "creative" differences with the teacher.

I was a bit hard headed and wasn't right... Well, I was technically correct, but I didn't go about it the correct way... In any case, I ceased paying attention to grammar for decades.

(Fixed with Grammerly, thanks. )

Brad

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Report this Post12-06-2018 09:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

My wife installed Grammarly on this laptop because she was slightly dyslexic. She would leave out words or letters but in her mind, they were there when she proofread her text. She frequently had to correspond with various medical groups and insurances regarding her health and she always wanted it to look proper.

I never installed it on my PC. Having been in the graphics industry for so many years, everything had to be proofread and I learned much more about grammar and punctuation than I ever learned in school. Still, in my second sentence of the first paragraph, Grammarly reminded me that there should be a comma after "mind".

In years past, I remember some members who were chided because they didn't use capitalization, punctuation, and frequently used synonyms for words like they're, too, hear, etc. It would have made their writings much more understandable and fluid had the program been around at that time.

Oddly enough, Fats, that Grammarly didn't catch the misspelling of its own name.

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Report this Post12-06-2018 02:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

It missed that there should be a comma after "words or letters"? I may not have included the comma after "mind". If you read the sentence out loud, the pause is after "letters".

I remember a similar program back in the '80's. I don't use them, but make frequent typo's. I figure I'm smarter than the program, and don't want to rely on it.

I don't believe PFF has a spell check feature.

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Report this Post12-06-2018 07:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I met my girlfriend in an online chat room
We hit it off well and had lots in common.
I tell everyone that I knew she was the one because she used punctuation and complete sentences.

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Report this Post12-07-2018 01:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by Rickady88GT:

Sorry, I should have said auto correct.

It's your browser doing that, not PFF.

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