Squiggly

by Volker Weber

It looks like Notes will get the squiggly line in Hannover. Everybody seems to be quite excited.

Actually, I have been a big fan of this kind of spell checking ever since it was introduced in Microsoft Word in, was that Office 95? Mac OS X has this feature on the operating system level, so you can even use it when posting in a web interface. Tip: Use the Multilingual setting, if you write in more than one language.

Comments

Yeh, the spell check usability was also one point of user comments for more than 7 or 8 years (#1 it also tried to check the to, cc & bcc fields & #2 it wasn't available on the fly).
The multilanguage feature seems to be as good as it can but be careful with german uppercases like german "gift" (which we write in upper case "Gift"). BTW: No, it doesn't mean a surprise as you might expect - it means poison).

Wolfgang Andreas Bischof, 2006-10-05

Quite off-topic, but Firefox 2.0 has it too.

Jan-Piet Mens, 2006-10-05

Did you not use it?

Frans Swarte, 2006-10-05

@Frans, if you mean my comment, it had no squiggly lines on it. If you mean Volker, the only problem seems to be in "Mulitilingual" ;-)

Jan-Piet Mens, 2006-10-06

So now, could AutoCorrect be far behind?

Eric Parsons, 2006-10-06

Interestingly, we (Lotus) had this feature in WordPro from its 1st (Win 3.1) release, which if memory serves me correctly was in 1994. As to why other parts of Lotus did not avail themselves of this technology, that's a whole other issue.

Nick Shelness, 2006-10-06

Nick, I believe it is called the "not invented here" syndrome. The list of rich text editing features that exist in Ami/Word Pro that should be in Notes is a long list.

Carl Tyler, 2006-10-06

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