13 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2011 6:03 AM by fruhulda
jimhaynes Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

When I try to spell check a Pages document I get and error tone and none of my misspellings are noted or corrected.  Spelling as I type is not corrected either.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), MacBook Air
  • 1. Re: Spell check not working
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    Could you describe what you do to spell check and what you do when you get the error tone. I have never had an error tone as far as I can remember.

    Spelling when you doesn't correct anything but tells you with the red underline that something is wrongly spelled ( compared to the computer dictionary)

  • 2. Re: Spell check not working
    jimhaynes Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    To check spelling I go to the Edit menu and select Spelling->Check Spelling I immediately get an error tone.  If go to the Edit menu and select Spelling->Spelling... i get a grayed out dialog box and an error tone if I click on any of the buttons in the dialog box.  "Check Spelling as You Type" is checked but I do not have any misspelled  words appear with a red underline.

  • 3. Re: Spell check not working
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    To diagnose Pages create a new user account on the computer and try out Pages log on the new account.

  • 4. Re: Spell check not working
    Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)

    jimhaynes wrote:

     

    (1) To check spelling I go to the Edit menu and select Spelling->Check Spelling I immediately get an error tone. 

    (2) If go to the Edit menu and select Spelling->Spelling... i get a grayed out dialog box and an error tone if I click on any of the buttons in the dialog box. 

    (3) "Check Spelling as You Type" is checked but I do not have any misspelled  words appear with a red underline.

    As far as I know, the behavior described in points 1 and 2 is not the normal one.

    The one described as point 3 is normal if you selected none in the local menu of the Inspector > Text > More ruling the language used by the spell checker.

    If we select none, the checker checks nothing so it underline nothing.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) samedi 28 mai 2011 10:34:05

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.7


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  • 5. Re: Spell check not working
    jimhaynes Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I discovered the problem and solved it.  I had started this document in Pages.  My partner emailed me additions that were created in MS Word.  I cut and pasted those additions into my Pages document.  This apparently killed the ability for Pages to spell check the document.  I solved the problem by copying all the text (CMD+A) in the Pages document into TextEdit.  I then copied all the text in TextEdit and pasted it into my Pages document.  Spell Check then worked perfectly.  Lesson learned; don't try to mix and match Word and Pages.  First clean up all the Word code with a text editor and then paste the "cleaned" text into Pages.

  • 6. Re: Spell check not working
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    There isn't any problem when I do the same thing, using Pages text and Word text in a document. What you always have to do is select the imported text or all text and in the Inspector palette > T tab > More > Language which language you want it to use for spelling.

  • 7. Re: Spell check not working
    PBKman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's correct, select all text and hit English. Worked for me.

  • 8. Re: Spell check not working
    Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)

    Hello Fruhulda

     

    I strikes under Lion !

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) samedi 23 juillet 2011 23:42:51

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

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  • 9. Re: Spell check not working
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    Yvan, I don't understand. strikes?

  • 10. Re: Spell check not working
    Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)

    Hi Fruhulda

     

    (1) I'm so afraid by the fact that the new keabord is really thin that it seems that I don't press sufficiently on keys so I miss some of them.

    I was supposed to type :

    It strikes under Lion !

     

    (2) Here is what the dictionary states about the verb "to strike"

    2011_07_24.jpg

    The described behavior appears when the app is used under Lion, not when it's used unde Snow Leopard.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 24 juillet 2011 10:45:14

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8


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  • 11. Re: Spell check not working
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    Thanks for the clarifying, Yvan!

     

    I wish there were several Pages forums as in " the old" times before the interface change.

  • 12. Re: Spell check not working
    Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)

    Hello

     

    As you know at this time the engineers are unable to give an easy entry point to

    Keynote for iOS

    Numbers for iOS

    Pages for iOS

     

    so, I guess that they will not give us one entry for the apps for Lion and one for the apps for 'old' OS.

     

    I asked for this kind of interface:

    2011_07_24c.jpg

    But at this time, no luck.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 24 juillet 2011 14:19:29

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

  • 13. Re: Spell check not working
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    I like your suggestion!