Missing spell check?

I can’t seem to find a spell check function - is there not one?

G

No spell check function is available within SU (after all this is not a word processing software), however, it’s easy to resort to one of the numerous spell check apps or online websites. I have bookmarked Dictionary.com and usually have the site open in a browser window while working on a skp or layout file for convenience.

for clarification you can on a mac in both SU and LO…

although I think you can disable it in System Preferences…
john

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Thanks for the clarification. I was not aware of this and now I wonder why this feature is not available under the Windows OS.

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UNTIL there is a ‘proper’ built-in spell-checker…
On a PC there is always AutoHotKeys - which can work ‘across apps’, and has several add-on options - including spell-checker and auto-correction ones…
http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/100293-autocorrect-anything/
http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/89909-autocorrect-script-a-bit-better/
http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/40656-ahk-spell-checker/

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@TIG, there is an alternative from AutoHotKeys (autocorrect) for non english speakers?

Not sure, you might have to invent your own ‘word-list’ ?
It really ought to be ‘built-in’… but we wait, and wait…

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isn’t it a system wide utility on a PC?
it is on the mac, i.e. SU hasn’t added it…

similar to the current PDF situation…

john

Ok see, now you’re just rubbing our noses in it. (for us PC users) :laughing:

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at least your materials window works…

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I just had a look and there is a system wide spell checker on windows…

but it needs to be turned on…

VB

Public Property IsSpellCheckEnabled As Boolean

but don’t ask me how…

john

Newer versions of Windows do have a built-in spell-checker…
But it’s not sooo wonderous…
e.g. If you often type deatil rather than detail there are better tools…

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Spellchecker in layout
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All other CAD/drawing software has a spelling checker and corrector. Why does not layout. If you have to type words you need to be able to check spelling and correct.

This is 2018 not 1986 when I started using CAD programs.

Ian Cleland

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Hunspell (C++ library under GPL/LGPL/MPL tri-license)
used by macOS, Libre/OpenOffice, Chrome, InDesign etc.

A Ruby FFI interface to the Hunspell spelling checker