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jimhaynes Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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May 27, 2011 10:06 AM

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
  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,750 points)
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    May 27, 2011 10:22 AM (in response to jimhaynes)

    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)

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,750 points)
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    May 27, 2011 11:18 PM (in response to jimhaynes)

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

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    May 28, 2011 1:34 AM (in response to jimhaynes)

    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

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  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,750 points)
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    May 28, 2011 3:19 AM (in response to jimhaynes)

    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.

  • PBKman Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2011 2:40 PM (in response to jimhaynes)

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

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jul 23, 2011 2:43 PM (in response to fruhulda)

    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

     

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

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,750 points)
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    Jul 23, 2011 10:37 PM (in response to KOENIG Yvan)

    Yvan, I don't understand. strikes?

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 1:45 AM (in response to fruhulda)

    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


    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 !

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,750 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 3:23 AM (in response to KOENIG Yvan)

    Thanks for the clarifying, Yvan!

     

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

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 5:19 AM (in response to fruhulda)

    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 !

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,750 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 6:03 AM (in response to KOENIG Yvan)

    I like your suggestion!

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