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fpw2.5: memo field spellcheck

fpw2.5: memo field spellcheck

fpw2.5: memo field spellcheck

Another problem: using fpw2.5, have a data entry screen set up to capture user data. After the user finishes entering all of the data required, a memo field appears in a defined window which has been "built" in part by the data entered in the previous screen & relationed tables. At this point, the user also does have to input extra record specific info directly into this memo field.
My problem is that I need to incorporate some type of spellcheck for the users (whether it's automatically after closing the memo field's window, or a defined key like F10 to start the spellcheck). They will have to be able to see the errors, suggested corrections & make the decision whether the word is actually incorrect or not.
I've thought about this and came up with creating a dictionary.dbf myself (which can be added to by the user) & somehow take each word from the memo field (maybe look for spaces to prompt a new word??) & compare them to the dictionary.dbf
This is so tedious just in my mind that I'm balking at doing this! I used fpw2.5 help & it said something about a "built-in" spellchk.app - well, for some reason, it doesn't work. And all documentation are long gone missing before my employment at this company.
maybe there's a simpler way to do this if all of the memo fields are scanned at once instead of on a record level? I'm grasping at straws, I know...Again, thank you for any response.

RE: fpw2.5: memo field spellcheck

The built in spell checker is only good if you run the application from FoxPro. The spell Checker will not work with the run time module.

I had the same problem way back when. What I did was:
1. Allow the user the enter what they wanted to the memo field.
2. Export the memo field to a text file.
3. Ran a third party spell/grammer checker.  
4. Replace the original memo field when I imported the file back from the spell checker.

David W. Grewe

RE: fpw2.5: memo field spellcheck


There are third party spell checkers out there that will also allow you to add to the dictionary.

If memory serves a company called Word Wrapper had a spell check utility. They were in San Fran... they may no longer be in business however.

Check out Hollogram software www.foxprosoftware.com or database creations.... www.dattabasecreations.com
they may be able to point you in the right direction.

Tom Gahagan


Your my reason for reason.... Carlos Santana

RE: fpw2.5: memo field spellcheck

Thank you David & Tom. I'll choose between Foxspell & Escribe for a 3rd party spellchecker. Appreciate the time-saving suggestions!

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