The Original Pluto help files plus extras
This page up to date on: 28 May 2020
From: Jonathan Duddington
Subject: Spellcheck and Abbreviation Dictionary Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 19:15 Source: docs To use the spellcheck functions, Pluto must have: 1. The spellcheck data files present in the !Pluto.Resources directory. Th pe are the files: Dict, DictSp1, DictSp2, DictSp3. (Th se are the same files that are used by the spelling checker in the !Speak application). 2. The Speak module must be pr pent. F9 key ====== Th F9 key is used to open the spellcheck window. If you are using "check as you type" then when an error is detected, a beep will sound. Press F9. This highlights the bad word and transfers the input focus to the spellcheck window. You can then simply pr ss Return to replace the bad word by the first item in the suggestions list. The up and down arrow keys can be used to choose other words from the suggestions list. User Dictionary =============== The User dictionary can be used to add additional words to the spellchecker which are not recognised by its main dictionary. You can view and edit the User dictionary by clicking the "Dict" button on the spellcheck window. This lists the User dictionary using your default editor. You can add or remove words from the list, or import a word list from another file, and then save it. You can also add a word to the User dictionary when it has been detected as a "spelling error". Click the "Add" button in the spellcheck window to it to the User dictionary. Abbreviations Dictionary ======================== You can also use the User dictionary to specify an expansion for an abbreviation. Whenever you type the specified word, it will be expanded into the full word or phrase. To add an abbreviation to the User dictionary, open it by clicking on the "Dict" button as described above. Add the abbreviation followed by it's expansion on a single line. For example: btw by the way will replace "btw" by "by the way" when you type it.
Please note that Pluto is supplied with a more comprehensive and up-to-date StrongHelp manual than these text files. Select Help… in Pluto’s iconbar menu.