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    Spell Checker Catching e.g. in Outlook Messages

    I just composed an outlook 2003 message and included the perfectly acceptable abbreviation "e.g." in it. The spell checker caught the "g." as a spelling error.

    I do not have "e.g." in my custom dictionary, I didn't think I needed it there. I suppose if I were to add it then this problem wouldn't happen.

    But does anyone know why this is happening? "e.g." IS a legtimate abbreviation and has been for centuries.
    Last edited by dglarson; 2011-02-24 at 23:26.

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    Here are some particularly odd aspects to this situation

    1) The spell checker only catches "g.".

    2) If I type just "e." it does NOT catch it as a spelling error.

    3) If I add "e.g." to my custom dictionary, it STILL catches "g." as an error.
    Last edited by dglarson; 2011-03-09 at 09:22.

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    What was your sentance?

    What is your complete sentance? I tested "Iíll listen to anything, e.g., classic rock, new wave, modern rock, etc." and everything passed the spell checker.

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    My example sentences for spell checker

    I have tried the following sentences,


    1) I like shellfish, e.g. clams, mussels and crab.

    2) I like shellfish, e.g., clams, mussels and crab.


    Both of these produce an error with my spell checker in Outlook 2003. What is interesting though is that now the spell checker says the "g" is in error in both examples. Before the spell checker was complaining about "g.". Something is very fishy about this whole matter, not the least of which is that spell checker shouldn't even consider this an error. But also because the error its reporting is changing with time.

    By the way, I also tried spell checker in Word 2003 (it's the same spell checker isn't it?) with the same two examples. In both of the above cases Word 2003 spell checker does NOT find an error!!!!!



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