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Old December 5th 05, 04:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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For the purpose of becoming a better speller, Word should have the option to
catalog misspelled words. Words that the user more commonly typed correctly
can be treated as "mistypes" and removed from the list. Then one could come
back to this list for further study. Maybe a simple interface that can print
a study list and does a spelling test type routine: Computer says the word,
you type the word. Maybe even have a Typing Practice interface that takes
the common mistypes and builds a practice routine to improve typing skills.

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Old December 5th 05, 04:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Word is not a typing application. Word does make it easier to work around
common typos, however. When you right-click on a word marked as misspelled,
instead of selecting the correct spelling, you can click on AutoCorrect and
choose the correct spelling. From then on, whenever you type, for example,
"sotre" (one of my bugaboos), you'll get "store" automatically.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
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"rndthought" wrote in message
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For the purpose of becoming a better speller, Word should have the option

to
catalog misspelled words. Words that the user more commonly typed

correctly
can be treated as "mistypes" and removed from the list. Then one could

come
back to this list for further study. Maybe a simple interface that can

print
a study list and does a spelling test type routine: Computer says the

word,
you type the word. Maybe even have a Typing Practice interface that takes
the common mistypes and builds a practice routine to improve typing

skills.

----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow

this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.


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Old December 5th 05, 04:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default Word should catalog misspelled words to study.

rndthought wrote:
For the purpose of becoming a better speller, Word should have the
option to catalog misspelled words. Words that the user more
commonly typed correctly can be treated as "mistypes" and removed
from the list. Then one could come back to this list for further
study. Maybe a simple interface that can print a study list and does
a spelling test type routine: Computer says the word, you type the
word. Maybe even have a Typing Practice interface that takes the
common mistypes and builds a practice routine to improve typing
skills.


I don't agree that Word should be cluttered with this sort of thing. If you
want a typing tutor, look for the "Mavis Beason Teaches Typing" program from
Broderbund.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org


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Old December 5th 05, 05:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default Word should catalog misspelled words to study.

While not as comprehesive as you suggest, you might find the following
useful:

http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/List_Spelling_Errors.htm

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Old December 5th 05, 08:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default Word should catalog misspelled words to study.

Suzanne,

I think you miss the point of my suggestion and maybe I confused it by going
into the whole “Typing Practice” thing. That was really an afterthought.

It would be a feature, if enabled, which would allow the creation of a list
of words that the user can study. This feature would be useful for anyone to
continue to enhance their vocabulary and more specifically for students who
need to work on spelling. The Word application as it is does a fine job of
auto correcting and a superb job of offering suggested corrections.

Thank you for your feed back.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Word is not a typing application. Word does make it easier to work around
common typos, however. When you right-click on a word marked as misspelled,
instead of selecting the correct spelling, you can click on AutoCorrect and
choose the correct spelling. From then on, whenever you type, for example,
"sotre" (one of my bugaboos), you'll get "store" automatically.


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Old December 5th 05, 08:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default Word should catalog misspelled words to study.

Jay,

Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful feed back. However, the typing
tutor aspect was secondary to the building of a list of possible study words.


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

I don't agree that Word should be cluttered with this sort of thing. If you
want a typing tutor, look for the "Mavis Beason Teaches Typing" program from
Broderbund.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org



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Old December 5th 05, 08:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Greg,

Thank you. It would require turning off the Auto Correct feature and not
correcting any spelling errors during the creation of the document.
Subsequently, it would require manually determining the intended word,
potentially difficult to do when pulled out of context.

Although I have no idea how to implement this as yet, I will ask if someone
in the office can help. The instructions look clear for someone who has even
a slight idea of how this works.

Something like this with a bit more automation would be perfect.

Thank you again.


"Greg" wrote:

While not as comprehesive as you suggest, you might find the following
useful:

http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/List_Spelling_Errors.htm


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Old December 5th 05, 09:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default Word should catalog misspelled words to study.

Where Word most often gets into trouble is through trying to be all things
to all people. I don't imagine, however, that the Word developers will ever
so far lose sight of the primary functions of Word as to incorporate
features that make it a spelling tutor.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"rndthought" wrote in message
...
Suzanne,

I think you miss the point of my suggestion and maybe I confused it by

going
into the whole “Typing Practice” thing. That was really an afterthought.

It would be a feature, if enabled, which would allow the creation of a

list
of words that the user can study. This feature would be useful for anyone

to
continue to enhance their vocabulary and more specifically for students

who
need to work on spelling. The Word application as it is does a fine job

of
auto correcting and a superb job of offering suggested corrections.

Thank you for your feed back.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Word is not a typing application. Word does make it easier to work

around
common typos, however. When you right-click on a word marked as

misspelled,
instead of selecting the correct spelling, you can click on AutoCorrect

and
choose the correct spelling. From then on, whenever you type, for

example,
"sotre" (one of my bugaboos), you'll get "store" automatically.



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Old December 6th 05, 12:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Suzanne,

You make a good observation in regards to trying to be all things. As for
keeping MS Word from loosing sight of the "primary functions" (or focus)... I
believe even a cursory overview of the options and abilities in Word show's
the ship has set sail (Invoicing with macros, auto creation of TOC, auto
formatting, Auto fill forms, creating HTML documents, altering Image
attributes - all on a word processor???). It seems to me that MS Word most
definitely has higher aspirations than that of a functioned word processor or
computerize type writer.

If a spelling tutor, I like that term Suzanne, doesn't belong in a program
whose primary purpose is to type words in the creation of documents,
presumably for purpose of communicating information accurately...where then?

This isn't a fundamental change in the program or a complete change in the
interface (which is coming in the next version)...simply an option (or if
possible a macro as Greg has shown in a limited fashion) that could be
enabled for those that wish to expand their spelling abilities. Why so much
resistance and need to voice it?

Thank you again for the thoughtful comments.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Where Word most often gets into trouble is through trying to be all things
to all people. I don't imagine, however, that the Word developers will ever
so far lose sight of the primary functions of Word as to incorporate
features that make it a spelling tutor.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.


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Old December 6th 05, 01:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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A word processor is a way for people who know what they want to say and how
to say it to put those words on paper. Some of the functions you mention
(such as automatic creation of TOCs) are fundamental to this purpose. Auto
formatting certainly facilitates it. Keep in mind that a huge target market
for Microsoft is "knowledge workers" (secretaries and the like) and
executives in large corporations. They need to be able to create letters and
reports and easily and quickly as possible. It is assumed that they either
know how to spell or will depend on spell check to correct their spelling.
I'll grant you that this is an unreasonable assumption in the first instance
and a dangerous one in the second, but there you have it.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"rndthought" wrote in message
...
Suzanne,

You make a good observation in regards to trying to be all things. As for
keeping MS Word from loosing sight of the "primary functions" (or

focus)... I
believe even a cursory overview of the options and abilities in Word

show's
the ship has set sail (Invoicing with macros, auto creation of TOC, auto
formatting, Auto fill forms, creating HTML documents, altering Image
attributes - all on a word processor???). It seems to me that MS Word

most
definitely has higher aspirations than that of a functioned word processor

or
computerize type writer.

If a spelling tutor, I like that term Suzanne, doesn't belong in a program
whose primary purpose is to type words in the creation of documents,
presumably for purpose of communicating information accurately...where

then?

This isn't a fundamental change in the program or a complete change in the
interface (which is coming in the next version)...simply an option (or if
possible a macro as Greg has shown in a limited fashion) that could be
enabled for those that wish to expand their spelling abilities. Why so

much
resistance and need to voice it?

Thank you again for the thoughtful comments.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Where Word most often gets into trouble is through trying to be all

things
to all people. I don't imagine, however, that the Word developers will

ever
so far lose sight of the primary functions of Word as to incorporate
features that make it a spelling tutor.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.



 




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