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    Case sensitive spell checks (2000/XP)

    Is there any simple way to force Word to do case sensitive spell checks? For example, if my dictionary contains the term "Celebrex", I want Word to flag the lower case version: "celebrex". The only way I've found thus far is to build an "exclusion" dictionary containing "celebrex"; but this seems like a lot of work to do something which should be simple.

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    Dan

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    Re: Case sensitive spell checks (2000/XP)

    Hi Dan:
    You should be able to have Word mark celebrex wrong, but not Celebrex.

    If you add a word in uppercase letters (all capitals) to the custom dictionary, the spelling checker flags the lowercase and title case (first letter capitalized) forms of the word. To have the spelling checker ignore these forms of the word, you must add the forms of that word to the custom dictionary.

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    Re: Case sensitive spell checks (2000/XP)

    Phil--

    That's not the behavior I'm seeing. I have "Celebrex" in my dictionary (but not "celebrex"). When I type "celebrex" in my document, and then hit F7, nothing is flagged. Do you get different behavior?

    Dan

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    Re: Case sensitive spell checks (2000/XP)

    Never mind....

    There WAS another custom dictionary active, which had "celebrex" in it.

    Thanks, Phil.

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    Re: Case sensitive spell checks (2000/XP)

    You're welcome. I know the feeling. Been there, done that. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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