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    Using Brackets (2000)

    I use a lot of quotes when I draft documents. Many times I have to change the case of the initial letter or I have to change the tense of a verb. This change is indicated by including the letter(s) in brackets [ ]. When I do this, the work always shows up as being misspelled. This form is quoting is standard. Why does Microsoft not include a feature to tell the Spell check to ignore words containing brackets (just as it allows you to ignore words in all upper case)?

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    Re: Using Brackets (2000)

    Could you post an example of what you mean? I can use words like s(he) & letter(s) (or s[he] or letter[s]) without Word marking the spelling wrong.

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    Re: Using Brackets (2000)

    That is exactly what I mean. If I were to begin a sentence with [S]he . . . , then Word marks it as spelled incorrectly.

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    Re: Using Brackets (2000)

    Word shouldn't be marking the spelling as incorrect. If you have Tools/Options/Spelling tab/check grammer with spelling, then the grammer checker will come up with "suggestions". I always found the grammer checker generally unhelpful. If you turn it off in options, the spell check should run more smoothly.

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    Re: Using Brackets (2000)

    But you are using [ ] and Phil is using ( ), which is making the difference. The spell checker is looking for ( and ) as being correct and [ and ] are not correct. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Using Brackets (2000)

    I keep a toolbar shortcut to a macro that turns off grammar and spell checking for the current selection. This enables me to double cllick a word and click my toolbar icon to prevent it coming up in future spell checks. The macro is a very simple one line
    Selection.NoProofing = True

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