Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 4:33 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)
Try going to the Language & Text system preferences and uncheck the option to correct spelling automatically in the "Text" tab. This should have the word underlined in red if misspelled. Then see if the same problem happens when you right-click the word and choose a replacement for it. Also try adjusting or toggling the "Word Break" setting, which should be either "Standard" or "English" as the default.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 5:44 PM (in response to Topher Kessler)
Thanks, but both suggestions fix it, but then I no longer get spell checking, which I want. So I am looking for a fix that doesn't involve disabling a useful feature and clearly, should not be behaving like this.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 5:50 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)
Unchecking this option should not prevent it from checking the spelling, and the system should still underline misspelled words in red. To be sure this is enabled, go to the Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Check Spelling menu and select the option to do so "While Typing."
I'm not offering this suggestion as a permanent solution, but rather something to try to see how this problem is manifesting itself and whether or not it is linked to the auto-correct or simply to any correction features.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 6:20 PM (in response to Topher Kessler)
Sort of true. It does underline it and so I have to then go back, right click and choose the correct word. When I do that, it then corrects the word and deletes the space before it, so joining the word up, just like before. So I'm back where I started.
It also disables any other typing shortcuts which I may have added like an abbreviation to make a longer word.
Appreciate your ideas though.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2013 3:45 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)
I'm having exactly the same problem, and its **** annoying!
I have also tried both the suggestions, and whilst they work, they are more 'workarounds' than fixes.
What I have also seen sometimes in these emails is that if one tries to type a reply directly after any point after the end of a comment in order to comment or answer in return, the line just jumps to a new line directly below it and doesnt let you edit text in line with the (now above) comment.
Maybe this sheds some light on it? Surely it cannot just be the two of us having these issues?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2013 4:01 PM (in response to Christiaan_BT)
Glad to hear (well, not glad, but you know) that I'm not the only one having this issue. It totally vexed Apple support. Had an agent trying to help and made an earnest effort, but no joy. If you figure anything out, please post! it is really annoying and I have never had this issue in Outlook.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2013 5:15 PM (in response to Christiaan_BT)
I'm also having the exact problem. I love the iPhone-esque auto correct in emails, and I don't want to have to disable it. It's just really a problem having to go back and delete those spaces! Is this just a glitch in the OS we're going to have to deal with?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to mohavetbird52)
Not that I'm aware of. In my lengthy discussions with Apple support, they basically said that they have never heard of this issue and don't know what could be causing it. Not so helpful!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to Cartoonguy)
What 3rd party software do you have installed? I wrote a little diagnostic program to help show what might be running in the background. Download EtreCheck from http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck, run it, and paste the results here.
Disclaimer: Although EtreCheck is free, there are other links on my site that could give me some form of compensation, financial or otherwise.