Spell Check for those of us who can't spell...

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It surprises me that you do not have a spell checker. Surely I am not the only person who can't spell that well.

I use a Lot of callouts in my how-to software recordings and often miss words. A spell check would greatly diminish review/editing time and spare me embarrassment.

I would also like a custom dictionary so I can make sure that the "jargon" and software specific terms are correct.

Please, please, please add spell check.

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patti.schulz

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Posted 2 years ago

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wayne

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The best advice that I can give you, is to download the program Grammarly and use it.
You install the add-on to Google Chrome, and then you use it when you are typing in Chrome, OR, you can go to your profile on their site, and use it there.
When you are writing your Callouts, simply write into the Grammarly editor, and then copy and paste that into your project.

That is what I do, but I have Grammarly attached to Microsoft Word.
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patti.schulz

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I just tried this program and it did not catch my spelling mistakes in a single sentence so I don't think I will use it - but thanks for the suggestion.

Perhaps using Word could be useful in the long run, especially since I can't see the cursor in the callout box (that's a different issue) but I still think Camtasia should have a spell check.

Either most people can spell or they don't use much text in their videos so Camtasia doesn't see this as a priority.


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Added a spellcheck into the program for the Callouts, would be very difficult to do.
What spelling mistakes are you making?
Could you provide an example?
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patti.schulz

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I mostly transpose or leave out letters such as:

screen = Screen, reprot = report, trasaction = transaction

    An aside, when I first wrote the misspellings here, they were automatically corrected...

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screen = Screen, reprot = report, trasaction = transaction
reprot = is a word.
trasaction = is a word.

That would be the reason why Grammarly did not correct your errors.
As for to Capitalize a word, that is a different thing altogether, unless it is at the beginning of a sentence.
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I mean, it might be difficult, but not for nothing... you can check the spelling for your entire project in Adobe Captivate, so... ya might want to get on that...
https://helpx.adobe.com/captivate/using/spelling-search.html
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tinySpell works in Camtasia 9 (at least on the callouts)

It is a small utility that allows you to easily and quickly check and correct the spelling in any Windows application.

http://tinyspell.numerit.com/

There is a free version (which I use right now)
and a  "pay what you want" starting at $ 10.00 with more features
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wayne

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Interesting.