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Word: Spelling Checker Stops Before Spelling Check Is Complete

PSS ID Number: Q51459 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

====================================================================== 3.00 3.01 3.02 4.00 MACINTOSH kbusage

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 3.0 , 3.01, 3.02, 4.0


In Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 3.x and 4.0, when the spelling checker encounters a formula character, it stops checking words until it finds a matching number of opening and closing parentheses.

To avoid this problem, remove the formula character. To determine if there is a formula character in the document, search for ASCII 6 (^6).

Note: In Word version 5.0, the spelling checker does not check formulas; therefore, the problem does not occur.


For example, if someone inadvertently inserts the character that denotes the start of a formula (COMMAND+OPTION+, which displays as "." in show paragraphs mode) into a document without a matching set of parentheses, Word interrupts the spelling check routine until a matching set of parentheses is encountered. When formulas are used, there must be a matching set of parentheses for the formula to work correctly.

For more information on searching for special characters, see page 58 in the “Reference to Microsoft Word” version 4.0 manual or pages 49-50 in the “Reference to Microsoft Word” version 3.0 manual.

Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available.

KBCategory: kbusage KBSubCategory: kbformula kbproof Additional reference words: macword macword5 3.00 3.01 3.02 4.00 3.0 ====================================================================== ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1997.