Friday, May 24, 2013

Spell correct; spell check in advance

Spell correct: I was just typing an email to my freelance network when I was misspelling moderator (I'm the network's owner and moderator, and spell correct just fixed moderator as I was typing).

Spell correct (my term for fixing spelling as you're writing; kinda like spell check in advance) is a great thing, especially when I'm getting my fingers tangled.

But sometimes it's a pain in the butt. The other day I was writing hears, and spell correct made it heard before I could finish. I only had to change one letter, but sometimes it's done it to me with much longer words.

Usually, it's a great thing; sometimes it's not.

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