Odd/impractical spellcheck behaviour

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kgha
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Odd/impractical spellcheck behaviour

Post by kgha » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:40 am

If I have written a sentence or paragraph and want to check for spelling errors I've noticed that if I hit the spellcheck button, or F7, with the cursor at the end of the written sentence/paragraph, TM does not detect spelling errors (see attached screenshot). If I move the cursor to the beginning of the text I want to check, it works as it should. If I double-click on a word and hit the spellcheck button/F7, spelling errors are also detected.
TM2018 displays exactly the same behaviour.
I find this somewhat impractical. In OpenOffice and WPS Office, spellcheck starts at the beginning of the document regardless of the cursor's position. It would be great if the developers could look into this.

EDIT: I'm on slackware -current 64bit. Installed the amd64.tgz version following instructions. My sminfo.txt file attached.
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Re: Odd/impractical spellcheck behaviour

Post by SuperTech » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:17 pm

Thanks for your suggestion. I have forwarded this request to our development team.

kgha
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Re: Odd/impractical spellcheck behaviour

Post by kgha » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:28 pm

Thanks! I hope that a fix can be found and look forward to it.

JohnWasilewski
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Re: Odd/impractical spellcheck behaviour

Post by JohnWasilewski » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:37 am

Actually I prefer to have the spellcheck start from the cursor position. Nearly always, this is what I need. Please may I ask that a checkbox be used for a start-from-the-top Option, rather than have TM Changed so that it always does this?
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Re: Odd/impractical spellcheck behaviour

Post by Jossi » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:04 pm

This checkbox already exists: There is a "Search from top" option in the Search and replace dialogue box (if you are searching via the left sidebar, click "Advanced..." to get there). Unfortunately you cannot choose to have this option checked by default, so users like kgha who want to search from the beginning of the document have to select it every time they perform a search. As user needs differ, an additional option to start always with this box checked would surely be appreciated.

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Re: Odd/impractical spellcheck behaviour

Post by SuperTech » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:06 pm

John, I have forwarded your suggestion also to our development team.

Jossi, this discussion is about spellcheck :)

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Re: Odd/impractical spellcheck behaviour

Post by Jossi » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:20 pm

:oops: :)

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