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    WordWeb (update)

    For those interested in a better (IMHO) alternative to the MS spell checker/ thesaurus, plus dictionary functions:

    WordWeb is a cut-down version of the WordWeb Pro that is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> for personal use. It includes a comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary, and can be used to look up words from within most programs. Features of the free version include:

    Definitions and synonyms
    Proper nouns
    Related words
    Pronunciations
    140 000 root words
    115 000 synonym sets
    Look up words in almost any program

    Millions of people from all over the world use this top-rated software.
    The Pro version also has about 7000 more entries, plus word finding, anagram, editing, vocabulary-building and customization features.

    WordWeb 3.03 for Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP (5.95MB)
    No SpyWare. No AdWare. No viruses. Works offline.
    Free for personal non-commercial use.

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    Re: WordWeb (update)

    Great little utility Alan. Have been using it for over a year now, and I will upgrade to the latest version.
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    Re: WordWeb (update)

    Hi Alan:
    I've been using WordWeb for almost a year (version 2.2). I've been so happy with it that I hate to upgrade. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> The website says it has unspecified bug fixes, but whenever I'm happy with a utility, I find I regret "fixing" it.

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    Re: WordWeb (update)

    Thanks Alan! I really appreciate your links to <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>software. You point us to so many handy little applications - like opening Christmas presents all year long! I had to laugh when I was setting this one up. It gives options for which country's dictionary to use and I was wishing I could choose two of them - America's and British so I could keep up with the Lounge Pedant! Oh well, I will just keep sticking in an extra "u" occasionally to make it look British! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Merry Christmas!

    ps: I tried it for this post and it works really great!! Thanks!! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: WordWeb (update)

    Yeh but will it catch the 'usage' errors I see so often? People think if it passes spell check it's okay but that's not true. Every day I see the wrong use of ITS vs. IT'S in web sites, newspapers, magazines, ads, everywhere. Occasonally I've pointed it out to the author and often times they're angry at me for mentioning it. I guess these folks are proud to be ignorant. Pet Peeve #1. <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

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    Re: WordWeb (update)

    Deb

    Yes, I can see what you mean!

    In "ITS" or "IT'S", the "T" and the "S" should always be in lower-case, and the "I" should be capitalised only at the start of a sentence!

    That would peeve me too... <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>

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    Re: WordWeb (update)

    Are these spell checkers or are grammar checkers?
    I have yet to see a one product that does it all.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: WordWeb (update)

    The only product I've encountered that came close was a wooden ruler, in the hands of an old grade 5 school m'am, liberally applied across the knuckles... seemed to do the trick in most cases. <img src=/S/ouch.gif border=0 alt=ouch width=15 height=15>

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    Re: WordWeb (update)

    Glad you like it/ them Skitterbug. I always feel like I've had a win of some sort when I find a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>bie that really works well.

    Alan

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    Re: WordWeb (update)

    This one looks really promising. The help file is concise which motivates one to read it all.
    Up to today, Babylon Translator handled most of my translation needs, but WordWeb has a veery nice set of synonyms. So it won't replace Babylon, but rather complement it.

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