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Windows 7: This is a good tip for grammar checking documents in Windows.

19 Feb 2012   #1
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
This is a good tip for grammar checking documents in Windows.

I thought of this good nugget of thought a while back and I thought I should share it to everyone, at least the people that are in school and do essays and papers up the rear.

So, one of the most suggested things any English teacher would say is to have someone else read through your paper because you might had screwed up some wording or there might be grammatical errors that you didn't catch reading it to yourself. Or, read it out loud, but there's the issue you might skip something or whatever.

Here, my dear forum members, is where technology prevails!

Windows has this nifty feature named, Narrator. With it, the text on your screen is spoken by Windows' built in voices for Narrator.

So, with said word document, one must copy and paste it into Notepad. I know, it sounds odd but Narrator has issues speaking in Word, it must be shy. But from there, you can set up some paragraph formatting. But make sure you have word wrap enabled in Notepad. And from here, you start up Narrator, hit Ctrl A in Notepad, and Narrator will read it to you! Hooray!

You might catch some things you missed and you might want to fix it, you can do that while being in Notepad. From Notepad, you can save that as a .doc file and later open it up in Word, you might need to change the font and text size.

And hooray! You have a word document that has been proofread but a non-partisan, third party member!


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20 Feb 2012   #2
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Good tip but MS Word already has a spelling and grammar checker built in. You should try it.

Click the Review tab then the Spelling and Grammar button.
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20 Feb 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I will have to try that with some other word program. I do like the idea. Thanks you Code Robot.
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20 Feb 2012   #4
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

I remember back in my days, when i first got my laptop, i was a terrible typer. To this day i can avg about 60 which isn't terrible but its not that great either.
ANyways i used my mic and it would type for me
typing essays where easy
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20 Feb 2012   #5
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I always find a really hot chick in each of my classes and get her to read my papers back to me. It probably doesn't work as good as Narrator, but who cares?
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20 Feb 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just tried it in Jaret Word and it works. Thanks again for the idea.
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 This is a good tip for grammar checking documents in Windows.




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