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Hans Emilio May 20th 05 07:24 PM

Spell Checking - Special Words Not Picked Up by Excel
 
Hello,

When I run the spell check, Excel will not pick up certain words that are
perfectly fine if you spell check it, e.g. market place, but what i meant to
type what's marketplace. Is there any way that I could tell Excel to pcik up
these special words so that when I run the special check it will pick it up
and suggest the appropriate spelling or even better corrected to a predefine
criteria, such as if market place appears in a cell change it to marketplace.
I already have a list of predefine criterias where I want to replace certain
words that are "correctly" spell, but I want to change them to other
predefine words. That is change market place to marketplace, etc.

By the way I am using a macro to run the spell check and the macro coding is:
ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password:="xxxxx"
Range("A:A").Select
Cells.CheckSpelling CustomDictionary:="CUSTOM.DIC", IgnoreUppercase:=False _
, AlwaysSuggest:=True

ActiveSheet.Protect Password:="xxxxx"


Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,
--
Hans Emilio

Dave Peterson May 20th 05 10:11 PM

If you promise never to want "market place", then you could use:
Tools|Autocorrect Options|Autocorrect tab

type:
market place
in the "replace:" box

type:
marketplace
in the "with:" box

This autocorrect stuff is shared between office programs (word, excel,
powerpoint...)


Hans Emilio wrote:

Hello,

When I run the spell check, Excel will not pick up certain words that are
perfectly fine if you spell check it, e.g. market place, but what i meant to
type what's marketplace. Is there any way that I could tell Excel to pcik up
these special words so that when I run the special check it will pick it up
and suggest the appropriate spelling or even better corrected to a predefine
criteria, such as if market place appears in a cell change it to marketplace.
I already have a list of predefine criterias where I want to replace certain
words that are "correctly" spell, but I want to change them to other
predefine words. That is change market place to marketplace, etc.

By the way I am using a macro to run the spell check and the macro coding is:
ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password:="xxxxx"
Range("A:A").Select
Cells.CheckSpelling CustomDictionary:="CUSTOM.DIC", IgnoreUppercase:=False _
, AlwaysSuggest:=True

ActiveSheet.Protect Password:="xxxxx"

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,
--
Hans Emilio


--

Dave Peterson

Hans Emilio May 24th 05 08:11 PM

Unfortunately I still run into problems when I want to capitalize the first
letter, Excel only accepts one type of spelling, e.g. marketplace replaced
with market place, but I also wanted for when is capitalized. i.e. Market
place with Market place. It will not allow me to enter a different version
of the word (capitalize or uncapitalized). It will only keep one version of
the word. I hope this makes sense. Thanks for your help.
--
Hans Emilio


"Dave Peterson" wrote:

If you promise never to want "market place", then you could use:
Tools|Autocorrect Options|Autocorrect tab

type:
market place
in the "replace:" box

type:
marketplace
in the "with:" box

This autocorrect stuff is shared between office programs (word, excel,
powerpoint...)


Hans Emilio wrote:

Hello,

When I run the spell check, Excel will not pick up certain words that are
perfectly fine if you spell check it, e.g. market place, but what i meant to
type what's marketplace. Is there any way that I could tell Excel to pcik up
these special words so that when I run the special check it will pick it up
and suggest the appropriate spelling or even better corrected to a predefine
criteria, such as if market place appears in a cell change it to marketplace.
I already have a list of predefine criterias where I want to replace certain
words that are "correctly" spell, but I want to change them to other
predefine words. That is change market place to marketplace, etc.

By the way I am using a macro to run the spell check and the macro coding is:
ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password:="xxxxx"
Range("A:A").Select
Cells.CheckSpelling CustomDictionary:="CUSTOM.DIC", IgnoreUppercase:=False _
, AlwaysSuggest:=True

ActiveSheet.Protect Password:="xxxxx"

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,
--
Hans Emilio


--

Dave Peterson


Dave Peterson May 24th 05 11:27 PM

Maybe you can use different strings for each variation.

@@1 MarketPlace
@@2 marketplace
etc.

Or do a series of edit|replaces when you're done entering data--make sure you
matchcase.

Hans Emilio wrote:

Unfortunately I still run into problems when I want to capitalize the first
letter, Excel only accepts one type of spelling, e.g. marketplace replaced
with market place, but I also wanted for when is capitalized. i.e. Market
place with Market place. It will not allow me to enter a different version
of the word (capitalize or uncapitalized). It will only keep one version of
the word. I hope this makes sense. Thanks for your help.
--
Hans Emilio

"Dave Peterson" wrote:

If you promise never to want "market place", then you could use:
Tools|Autocorrect Options|Autocorrect tab

type:
market place
in the "replace:" box

type:
marketplace
in the "with:" box

This autocorrect stuff is shared between office programs (word, excel,
powerpoint...)


Hans Emilio wrote:

Hello,

When I run the spell check, Excel will not pick up certain words that are
perfectly fine if you spell check it, e.g. market place, but what i meant to
type what's marketplace. Is there any way that I could tell Excel to pcik up
these special words so that when I run the special check it will pick it up
and suggest the appropriate spelling or even better corrected to a predefine
criteria, such as if market place appears in a cell change it to marketplace.
I already have a list of predefine criterias where I want to replace certain
words that are "correctly" spell, but I want to change them to other
predefine words. That is change market place to marketplace, etc.

By the way I am using a macro to run the spell check and the macro coding is:
ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password:="xxxxx"
Range("A:A").Select
Cells.CheckSpelling CustomDictionary:="CUSTOM.DIC", IgnoreUppercase:=False _
, AlwaysSuggest:=True

ActiveSheet.Protect Password:="xxxxx"

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,
--
Hans Emilio


--

Dave Peterson


--

Dave Peterson

Hans Emilio May 25th 05 02:25 PM

Thanks,
--
Hans Emilio


"Dave Peterson" wrote:

Maybe you can use different strings for each variation.

@@1 MarketPlace
@@2 marketplace
etc.

Or do a series of edit|replaces when you're done entering data--make sure you
matchcase.

Hans Emilio wrote:

Unfortunately I still run into problems when I want to capitalize the first
letter, Excel only accepts one type of spelling, e.g. marketplace replaced
with market place, but I also wanted for when is capitalized. i.e. Market
place with Market place. It will not allow me to enter a different version
of the word (capitalize or uncapitalized). It will only keep one version of
the word. I hope this makes sense. Thanks for your help.
--
Hans Emilio

"Dave Peterson" wrote:

If you promise never to want "market place", then you could use:
Tools|Autocorrect Options|Autocorrect tab

type:
market place
in the "replace:" box

type:
marketplace
in the "with:" box

This autocorrect stuff is shared between office programs (word, excel,
powerpoint...)


Hans Emilio wrote:

Hello,

When I run the spell check, Excel will not pick up certain words that are
perfectly fine if you spell check it, e.g. market place, but what i meant to
type what's marketplace. Is there any way that I could tell Excel to pcik up
these special words so that when I run the special check it will pick it up
and suggest the appropriate spelling or even better corrected to a predefine
criteria, such as if market place appears in a cell change it to marketplace.
I already have a list of predefine criterias where I want to replace certain
words that are "correctly" spell, but I want to change them to other
predefine words. That is change market place to marketplace, etc.

By the way I am using a macro to run the spell check and the macro coding is:
ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password:="xxxxx"
Range("A:A").Select
Cells.CheckSpelling CustomDictionary:="CUSTOM.DIC", IgnoreUppercase:=False _
, AlwaysSuggest:=True

ActiveSheet.Protect Password:="xxxxx"

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,
--
Hans Emilio

--

Dave Peterson


--

Dave Peterson



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