Spell Checker and Numbers

Issue

The spell checker keeps finding numbers, example 12.25, when checking a document. This wasn't the case in PowerCADD v6

Affects

PowerCADD v7.00, v7.0.1



Description

When spell checking a document in PowerCADD v7, numbers such as 12.25 are always checked. In PowerCADD v6 those types of numbers were ignored which made more sense.

To See the Condition

In PowerCADD v6, do this:

  1. Create a New Untitled document
  2. type one piece of text, example 12.25
  3. deselect the text block
  4. choose Text menu > Spelling...
  5. the spell check completes without finding 12.25 as a spelling error
  6. This is correct behavior

In PowerCADD v7, do this:

  1. Create a New Untitled document
  2. type one piece of text, example 12.25
  3. deselect the text block
  4. choose Text menu > Spelling...
  5. the spell check considers the text 12.25 a spelling error
  6. This is incorrect behavior

Work Arounds

Unfortunately, there isn't an elegant work around. Choosing Ignore All in the spell checker dialog only ignores that specific number instance for that pass of the spell checker. Choosing Add, to add the number to the dictionary, is time consuming and is required for every possible number combination that might be in a technical drawing and isn't a practical long term solution.

The issue has been reported to Engineered Software for action.

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FIXED in PowerCADD 7.0.3

This condition is fixed with PowerCADD 7.0.3 which is a free update from Engineered Software XTNL URL in the United States or your local PowerCADD Distributor for International Users XTNL URL

correction

it's still busted in 7.03 but it may be due to a recent Mac OS? X update

I may have also added a bunch of numbers to my dictionary to fix the problem with some specific drawings

sorry for the confusion -- we've fired off another note to EngSW for both the shipping version to be fixed and to address the issue in the current beta version.

problem still exists in 7.02

our current testing indicated the update to PowerCADD 7.02 does not fix this issue

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