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Software Review

Spell Catcher by Casady & Greene

Review by Mike Sazma

I've had different types of spell checkers but none that can take the place of what this program can do. It offers different checking styles such as "Interactive Spelling" which actually watches as you write, and a bell chimes when there is a spelling error or double word or a capitalization error, and it gives you spelling suggestions on the spot! Interestingly it causes one to be more careful as to how the fingers are placed on the keyboard so that there are no ridiculously misspelled words to cause the bell to ring.

Included in the package was a manual called a User Guide which has 81 pages of information. When I saw this, I knew that this spell checker would do more than just give a list of words that might have been intended in place of a group of letters that was shown and that was not in the dictionary as a word. And I was right. SpellCatcher is extremely customizable and for the most part, very friendly.

Installation was painless and intuitive. Nothing more to say here.

A Quick Reference Guide is included and was handy at first, however with this software intuitive approach and ease of use, the guide was soon returned to storage. Nice thought though!

The only area that could use some improvement was in columns. From time to time the program would not recognize that a column, and a significant amount of space existed between entries in parallel columns. Not a big deal, but annoying to some extent.