Grammar assistant word processing software

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PoppyA
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Grammar assistant word processing software

Post by PoppyA » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:21 pm

Back in the day the program WordPerfect would check the grammar of my business writing. I miss that function. Although I no longer need a grammar checker for business, I would like one for some blog writing. Any suggestions?

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Re: Grammar assistant word processing software

Post by Katietsu » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:25 pm

What are you using for word processing now? I think they all do the same type of grammar checking you have referenced. I know Microsoft Word does it.

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Re: Grammar assistant word processing software

Post by PoppyA » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:36 pm

I’m using pages on an iMac

How do you access it in word?

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Re: Grammar assistant word processing software

Post by lthenderson » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:53 pm

PoppyA wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:36 pm
How do you access it in word?
You just start typing and if it comes across poor grammar, Word will put a squiggly line underneath the word or phrase. If you click on that word, it will then pop up a box with alternatives you can select. Word does okay but it won't catch everything.

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Re: Grammar assistant word processing software

Post by PoppyA » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:06 am

Hmmm. I have not seen that function in word. I used it for years. Perhaps there is a setting for this?

I use pages now.

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Re: Grammar assistant word processing software

Post by Fclevz » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:08 am

In Pages, Choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Check Grammar With Spelling (a checkmark indicates it’s on), then choose Check Document Now. The first spelling error is highlighted, and grammar errors are underlined in green.

To see suggested spellings or grammar corrections for a word, Control-click it, then click the correction you want to use.

You can also open the Spelling and Grammar window to check spelling and grammar in your document.

Choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Show Spelling and Grammar (from the Edit menu at the top of your screen).

To check only specific text, first select the text.

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Re: Grammar assistant word processing software

Post by PoppyA » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:19 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Grammar assistant word processing software

Post by mrsbetsy » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:24 pm

My students with dyslexia have found Grammarly to do a good job of catching spelling and grammar mistakes. There's a free version.

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Re: Grammar assistant word processing software

Post by wfrobinette » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:03 pm

PoppyA wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:06 am
Hmmm. I have not seen that function in word. I used it for years. Perhaps there is a setting for this?

I use pages now.
There is a setting. Depends on version.

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