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Windows 7: How do I get Spell-Checker to learn words?

30 Apr 2016   #11
CdnGhost

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
You will get better spell checking options as well as other features from a full blown word processor such as Word or (if you want free) OpenOffice. Notepad++ is designed really for coders to get the programming keywords and syntax. In my opinion it isn't really good as a word processor for writing a document. It looks like callender make a mistake but you can make out notepad++ in at least one of his screenshots.
For whatever it's worth, townsbg, I already have both "Open Office" and "Word (version unknown)"; however for the purposes of writing Poetry and Short Stories I much prefer Notepad++.

Prior to becoming blind, two years ago, I had used "Text Editor" (the Linux Version of Notepad) and "Word 2000" for all of my Published and Unpublished Works. But, as I am now blind, I must make allowances to my new state.

For that reason I have decided to take Callender's advice and try TinySpell for a number of reasons...not the least of which being that TinySpell accepts the UK Version of English which is the only accepted Version of English in Canada.

I mean no disrespect, townsbg, but your argument "You will get better spell checking options" while valid, as you'll notice in your quoted text, no Spell Checker will catch Incorrect Word Usage.

Addendum

Though I've been writing for over fifty years, due to being born an Extreme Dyslectic I was unable to teach myself how to read for over twelve years.

Unfortunately, though my younger Sister is a Teacher of the Learning Disabled, the method which I used is unteachable. It requires the presence of an Eidetic Image Memory.


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30 Apr 2016   #12
CdnGhost

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Callender would you do me a favour?

Instead of telling me to try TinySpell, could you give a Direct Link to the version of TinySpell which will work with Windows 7 Professional?

I tried one of the three links available at Major Geeks and, after installation, was told that it doesn't work with Notepad++ because Notepad++ is a DOS Program. In addition there wasn't a Set-Up-Routine such as you showed in your Post.

I'm still willing to give it a try but I'm going to need a "Walk-Through Process" of which link and how to set it up.
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30 Apr 2016   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try this link:

Code:
http://www.tinyspell.numerit.com/tisp1961.exe
I'm currently uninstalling TinySpell so that I can clean install it.
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30 Apr 2016   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay here's what happens when I install Notepad++ version 6.9.1 and Tinyspell version 1961

Installers downloaded and ready to run:
Installed Notepad++ then afterwards ran tisp1961.exe which is the TinySpell installer.
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Run the TinySpell installer tisp1961.exe - click next.
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Accept license agreement.
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Choose install location - leave it as it is.
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It will create a start menu folder but this can be removed later.
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It's up to you if you want a desktop icon.
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Click Finish to complete the install and launch TinySpell.
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Right click the TinySpell icon in your system tray.
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Choose "Settings" and the following window opens.
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Suggest: Uncheck "Run TinySpell at Startup" - you can then launch it when needed.

Leave the other settings as they are but consider increasing the size and duration of "Spelling Tip"

If you close that window and launch Notepad++ and type a word but spell it incorrectly - once you have added a space or other punctuation after the word you should see a prompt appear.

It the prompt does not appear right click the TinySpell system tray icon and view the applications list to make sure that Notepad++ is included.
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TinySpell Usage:

If you spell a word incorrectly you get a prompt like this (where green arrow is pointing)
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Click the prompt and choose from the list of options.
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If the prompt vanishes before you can click - adjust delay here:
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If you still get the same error messages after installation I'd suggest uninstalling Notepad++ and TinySpell then rebooting before re-installing the current version of both programs. Notepad++ should be installed before TinySpell.


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30 Apr 2016   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Additionally you might want to pint TinySpell to your start menu:

Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\tinySpell

Right click tinyspell.exe and choose "Pin To Start Menu" - then it can be launched from there when needed.
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To exit TinySpell - right click the system tray icon and choose "Exit TinySpell"


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03 May 2016   #16
CdnGhost

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

If you've never considered taking up Teaching as a profession, you ought to as you're a "Natural Pedagogue".

I've never seen a "How-To Manual" that was so complete...and almost letter-perfect. I only found one Boo-Boo.

Behold:

Quote:
Additionally you might want to pint TinySpell to your start menu:
What I'm going to do about the lack of: a System Tray and Start Menu, I don't know yet but I imagine I'll figure out something.

Do you have any idea how long 5 seconds is? Ask someone who's dying (been there, done that twice). Failing that, ask the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA") what can go wrong during the last 2 seconds preparatory to a launch: the Book weighs slightly over 5 kilograms. Drop that puppy on your foot and you can give up walking for a while.
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03 May 2016   #17
CdnGhost

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Try this link:

Code:
http://www.tinyspell.numerit.com/tisp1961.exe
I'm currently uninstalling TinySpell so that I can clean install it.
Boo-Boo #2

The link is:

tinyspell.numerit.com

And the version is:

How do I get Spell-Checker to learn words?-tinyspell-1.9.61-isnt-free-first-time-users.png

It makes a slight difference, especially when you're surviving on a Government Pension. I went with the Freebie.


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03 May 2016   #18
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for your kind words. Actually there are two versions of TinySpell.

There's TinySpell (free) and also TinySpell+ (paid)
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The TinySpell+ version is the paid version.

TinySpell 1.9.6.1 is free and works for me.
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However earlier versions should also work fine. I haven't tested those!



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03 May 2016   #19
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Try this link:

Code:
http://www.tinyspell.numerit.com/tisp1961.exe
The above is the direct download link for the free version:
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03 May 2016   #20
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CdnGhost View Post
What I'm going to do about the lack of: a System Tray and Start Menu, I don't know yet but I imagine I'll figure out something.
When I talk about "System Tray" - another term that could be used is "Notification Area"

To see icons (including the TinySpell icon when it's running) have a look at this tutorial:

Windows 7: Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

It is possible to set all icons to show in "System Tray" or "Notification Area" but alternatively you can just click on the "up arrow" (where the green arrow is points to) as shown in this image from the above tutorial.
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In the little window that opens you should see the TinySpell icon when the TinySpell program is running. Right click that icon for options.

RE: Start Menu

That is the menu that opens up when you click the "Start Orb" shown at the bottom left of your screen.
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How to Pin or Unpin a Program to the Windows 7 Start Menu


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