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    Spell checking in Forms (2000)

    I just discovered an interesting "feature". Forms seem to inhibit the use of spell checking. I've nosed around a little and can't seem to find any way to get the spell checker to work when I've entered text into a form. Anyone know how to enable spell checking here?

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    Re: Spell checking in Forms (2000)

    Hi Ken,

    I went through the same problems with spell checking in protected forms in early September (see the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=11298&page=& view=&sb=&o=&vc=1#Post11298>Spell Checking Form Fields</A> thread for further information).

    Fortunately, Charles Kenyon provides Loungers with a wonderful service with his service. This particular one contains a link titled <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/MacrosVBA/SpellcheckProtectDoc.htm>How to enable the spellchecker in a protected document.

    This saved me a lot of anguish back in September, and I am sure that it will provide you with all the information you need to get yourself going with this "feature".

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    Cheers,

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    Re: Spell checking in Forms (2000)

    Barry,

    With all respect to Charles, don't forget that there are loungers who have contributed to that mvps post (modesty forbids...)

    I had a particular need which wasn't quite covered by the mvps article. So I expanded it, and posted the result here.

    Charles suggested posting to Dave Rado- so I did. Dave improved on my code- in doing so, we're all better off.

    So don't take anything on mvps as a complete solution- no matter how good. They're always open for improvements, suggestions and the like.
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    Re: Spell checking in Forms (2000)

    Geoff,

    Credit where credit is due <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>.

    I did indeed forget that you had contributed to this particular solution. Indeed, you are even credited at the top of the article as one of the contributors. From memory, it was your modifications to it that eventually helped me overcome the problems that I was having <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>.

    However, in my previous posting, I was simply thanking Charles for pointing us in the right direction with his "New on the Word MVP FAQ Page" posting, and that thanks still stands.

    I know only too well that the combined knowledge of the many members of the Lounge make this an invaluable resource for those of us who (frequently) get stumped <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15> when working with Office programs. I would personally thank each and every one of them, but there are just too damn many who's ideas I have "borrowed" <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> to help me out of a jam.

    For Ken though, my first post still stands. The previous thread and the article at the MVP site will answer his questions on spell checking form fields.

    Thanks for the reminder Geoff and thanks to all Loungers for your ideas.

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    Re: Spell checking in Forms (2000)

    Barry,

    My main point was really that anyone can make suggestions to what's on the site.

    My late reply is because I've just done a little work with them and found 2 small deficiencies:

    .It only does spell checking, not grammar checking.
    .It doesn't give a message when you've spell checked the document, as Word does in normal spell checking.

    To fix the first, replace:<pre>ActiveDocument.CheckSpelling</pre>

    with<pre> If Options.CheckGrammarWithSpelling = True Then
    ActiveDocument.CheckGrammar
    Else
    ActiveDocument.CheckSpelling
    End If</pre>

    Similarly with the Range.CheckSpelling further down.

    To fix the second, before spell checking is finished, (in 2 places), add:<pre>If docActiveDoc.Range.SpellingErrors.Count = 0 Then
    MsgBox "The spelling and grammar check is complete"
    End If</pre>

    If they're found to be useful, you may find those changes made on the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/MacrosVBA/SpellcheckProtectDoc.htm>MVPS site</A>.

    Anyone is free to suggest changes to anything, even if they don't know how to get around it, and I would encourage people to do so.
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    Re: Spell checking in Forms (2000)

    No problems Geoff. Thanks very much for the advice and the changes to the SpellCheck macro, I have put them in place and they are working fine.

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    Re: Spell checking in Forms (2000)

    Here's a similar problem I've discovered in Word 2000. I've created a form and protected it. Now I'm entering text in a "comments" field. I've created my company name as an AutoText item. As I start keying the company name, Word would normally "autocomplete" the entry, right? However, in this form field, I type all six letters of the name, then hit the spacebar. Now the entire set of six characters disappears! Duh! I tried to find something about this problem on the Word MVP site, but I hit an empty well.

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    Re: Spell checking in Forms (2000)

    Sounds like you've accidentally recorded an entry with nothing in the replace field - so it's doing exactly what it thinks you want and replacing it with nothing. Check the list for the entry - or just re-enter it and it should be OK again.
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    Re: Spell checking in Forms (2000)

    Hi Lucas:

    This is a bug in Word 2000 that was fixed by SR-1, as I recall. In the meantime, set the properties for the formfield to be anything except unlimited & the autotext entry will appear correctly. Weird, isn't it?

    Hope this helps.

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