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Fast-Path Spelling Correction Dialog

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104016D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Neal, KD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A technique is disclosed that would provide users with a fastpath means to quickly correct spelling errors without having to scroll through the document to locate and correct the errors individually. Users would invoke the spell-check function in the typical manner and the system would highlight the spelling errors using existing techniques. Depending on option settings, the user would then select a fast-path dialog box to appear or the dialog box would appear automatically. The dialog box would contain a list of spelling errors that the system had found. Users could then correct the errors from within the dialog box using conventional techniques. Users would not have to scroll through the document locating the errors.

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Fast-Path Spelling Correction Dialog

      A technique is disclosed that would provide users with a
fastpath means to quickly correct spelling errors without having to
scroll through the document to locate and correct the errors
individually.  Users would invoke the spell-check function in the
typical manner and the system would highlight the spelling errors
using existing techniques.  Depending on option settings, the user
would then select a fast-path dialog box to appear or the dialog box
would appear automatically.  The dialog box would contain a list of
spelling errors that the system had found.  Users could then correct
the errors from within the dialog box using conventional techniques.
Users would not have to scroll through the document locating the
errors.  However, a function would be available from the dialog that
would allow the user to select a word and move directly to that
word's location in the document.  This would be helpful if the user
needed to see the word in context in order to determine if it is the
correct spelling.
     Misspelled words that occur multiple times within the document
would only be represented once in the list (with a number indicating
the number of occurrences).  The user has the option of changing all
occurrences or changing them individually in context.

Disclosed Anonymously.