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Old 06-02-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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My problem with the spell check.

Admittedly, spell check is a useful function but i have a few issues with it.
First a minor one: it often marks some completely legitimate words (starling, bedmate, playmaker and even epigraph just come to mind).
The second is quite annoying: in the code view, if i try to paste something next to a marked word, it just deletes the word and substitutes whatever I try to paste.So i have to leave a space next to the culprit and delete the space after pasting. In a book containing many outlandish names it becomes quite time and energy consuming. I would very much like this feature of automatic substitution to disappear or at least an option to turn it off.I would be very grateful if somebody has a solution for this problem.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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The second is quite annoying: in the code view, if i try to paste something next to a marked word, it just deletes the word and substitutes whatever I try to paste.So i have to leave a space next to the culprit and delete the space after pasting. In a book containing many outlandish names it becomes quite time and energy consuming. I would very much like this feature of automatic substitution to disappear or at least an option to turn it off.I would be very grateful if somebody has a solution for this problem.
Huh.. I hadn't noticed that. I can duplicate it though. It seems to be highlighting the misspelled word when you right-click directly to the right or left of the word in question. Since it's highlighted, the subsequent "paste" then naturally replaces it.

I don't use the right-click menu for pasting myself, so that's why I never noticed it. I place the cursor immediately before or after the misspelled word (or any word for that matter) with a left-click and then paste with ctrl-v.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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I have made use of that functionality.
Find (replace from clipboard).
IMHO it is working as expected. Replacing Selected text.
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IMHO it is working as expected. Replacing Selected text.
To be fair, the text isn't previously selected, though. It automatically becomes selected/highlighted when the OP right-clicks in the space immediately to the right or the left of the underlined, misspelled word.

If that's the intentional, expected behavior... that's cool. I just want to make sure everybody's talking about the same thing.

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Old 06-03-2012, 07:55 AM   #5
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I don't use the right-click menu for pasting myself, so that's why I never noticed it. I place the cursor immediately before or after the misspelled word (or any word for that matter) with a left-click and then paste with ctrl-v.
Thanks for the suggestion, DiapDealer. I knew about ctrl+v but somehow never used it - I'm a "mouse" person by inclination - and i realize now that it is counterproductive.
So, thanks to you, I start trying to change my bad habits from now on.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:44 AM   #6
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There is no reason it should work the way it does, but it has been that way for a while. Hopefully when the new text editor is installed, it will not select text that was not previously selected.

It is just annoying...as long as you remember. Fortunately, it does undo.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:28 AM   #7
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I'm a "mouse" person by inclination - and i realize now that it is counterproductive.
I guess you can also click on the Edit menu and then paste, instead of right-click. (Or switch to Linux, where you can middle-click to paste directly.)
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:24 PM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestion, DiapDealer. I knew about ctrl+v but somehow never used it - I'm a "mouse" person by inclination - and i realize now that it is counterproductive.
So, thanks to you, I start trying to change my bad habits from now on.
This problem bothered me as well. Since I don't use the spell checker, I just turned it off.
(Edit> Preferences> Spell Check> Dictionary=None)

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Old 06-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #9
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It was simple enough to fix, so let's see if it makes it into the release.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #10
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To continue with the direction in which DiapDealer's post has turned me, I was searching the net for info on hot keys and customization possibilities and i found this great little app that allows you to make something like macros to be used in Sigil: AutoHotkey.
Now i have shortcuts for most frequently used HTML tags, like
</p> <p class="xxx">; <i> </i>, etc. and i'm still learning other possibilities.
I hope somebody finds this information useful.

http://www.autohotkey.com/
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