Grammar and Spelling

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Grammar and Spelling

Postby JstDavid » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:43 pm

Hi. I'm working hard on a novel and I find that the Grammar and Spell Check is inadequate, at best. And I'm not trying to offend anyone. I understand that programers work hard to produce OpenOffice and it's addons. I think you all deserve a pat on the back or maybe some real recognition. But I really need a more powerful Grammar and Spell check. I'm looking for something that one can only find the internet. But I don't want to put my novel on some website that could do anything with my documents/novel etc.
I've learned that some of these sites store your documents in their data bases and actually sell your material to other organizations or persons. That's wrong. That's why I don't use them. I'm hoping that someone will understand what I'm asking for and produce a more powerful, thorough Grammar and Spell Check tool. I'm sure I'm not the only one who needs this or even requested it. So please, someone create a new app for OpenOffice, PLEASE. . .
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Re: Grammar and Spelling

Postby RoryOF » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:51 pm

Try LanguageTool, from LanguageTool.org, for grammar.

What's wrong with the Spellcheck? If you have the correct dictionary installed (must be for your exact strain of English) it works well. Put your novel-specific words, such as names, places etc into a User Dictionary.
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Re: Grammar and Spelling

Postby JstDavid » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:30 pm

Okay. Thank you. I'm going to do as you suggest. Hope you have a great day.
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