automatic spelling error correction

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 135
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:51 am

automatic spelling error correction

Postby hansencomputers » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:15 pm

Is there a way to have spelling error fixed automatically, regardless of the program being used?

For example, I mistype soem things regularly (liek the word "some" or "like") usually swapping out 2 letters. Regardless of the program, can these be addressed automatically? Would this be an operating system function?

I would like to have these corrected as I type. I would imagine Open Office might do this, but what about the rest of the system?


Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2158
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:58 pm

Re: automatic spelling error correction

Postby emorrp1 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:27 pm

I'm pretty sure this functionality has to be created on a per-editor situation. In theory you could write a program to hijack the keyboard input before it gets to the rest of the programs, but I don't know of any, and it would have to be a fairly complicated program.
If you have a question that has been answered and solved, then please edit your original post and put a [SOLVED] at the end of your subject header
Hint - use a google search including the search term

Return to “Software & Applications”