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  • 30. Re: spellcheck on pages
    vegaz Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Tom Gewecke wrote:

     

    Automatic language detection for spell checking has nothing to do with documents.  It is a function provided by the OS.  If you are running OS X you can have it, if you running iOS you don't.

     

    True, but up to a point. The iOS spellchecking feature is normally paired with the keyboard used to type a specific text. In most applications, if you type using a French keyboard, the app is smart enough to understand that your text is to be spellchecked using the French dictionary, and so on. Pages, instead, starts from the basic premise that you'll write only in the language you're using your device in. So, if you use English as the language of your iPad, you can spellcheck in Pages only using the English dictionary. Which is weird and makes no sense. Every other iOS writing app that I know of allows you to write in more than one language.

  • 31. Re: spellcheck on pages
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,700 points)

    vegaz wrote:

     

    if you type using a French keyboard, the app is smart enough to understand that your text is to be spellchecked using the French dictionary,

     

    The app isn't "smart," it's not doing anything at all, the OS is checking your spelling whenever you type anywhere, selecting the dictionary according to the keyboard.

     

    Pages behavior, as you say,  makes no sense and is presumably a bug.

  • 32. Re: spellcheck on pages
    Windspeed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am wondering, where in all this is usability, and the user...

     

    Its more software producer oriented, than being user oriented with a software as such.

  • 33. Re: spellcheck on pages
    School User Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a much better solution. Command-A. Go into inspector, click the big T, go to more, and set the language to English. OR whatever your language is. And Voila! Then Edit->proofreading helped me out a lot.

  • 34. Re: spellcheck on pages
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,700 points)

    This forum is for pages for ios, which does not have the things you are referring to. 

  • 35. Re: spellcheck on pages
    Al-London Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just thought I'd post that the problem is now solved ( at least for UK ) owners.  The spell check now works for UK owners following upgrades to both iOS and Pages.

     

    Lots of things are still missing especially if you are looking for compatibility with Word ( revision tracking etc for example ) if this is what you need then "Docs to Go" is a petty good choice and is the closest I've seen to MS Office capability on the iPad.

  • 36. Re: spellcheck on pages
    School User Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So sorry! I'd just been frustrated and thought I could help you out. Sorry again!

  • 37. Re: spellcheck on pages
    Robt007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Turning off the Emjoi keyboard so that the US/English keyboard was the only one listed made my spell check work!  That makes me happy.  Maybe others can use this to regain access to the spellcheck capability.

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