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Tech Tip: Using Spell Checkers with 4D Write
PRODUCT: 4D Write | VERSION: 6.5 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: April 21, 2000
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4D does not provide its own spell checker or dictionary. Therefore, if you are using 4D Write and wish to use a spell check tool, you will have to use a third party product. Some spell checkers that are compatible with 4D Write are SpellsWell, Spell Catcher and the Microsoft Word spelling checker.

Note: SpellsWell is no longer being sold.

You can get Spell Catcher at https://www.spellcatcher.com/.

From within 4D Write, once the spelling option has been selected from the Tools menu, you will be asked to select both a spell checker and a dictionary. If you plan on using Microsoft Word's spell checker, you will have to locate the Microsoft dictionary.

On a Macintosh the MS Word spell checker and dictionaries are located in:

Macintosh HD:Applications:Microsoft Office 98:Shared Applications:Proofing Tools

Under Windows the path to the MS Word spell check is:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof\Mssp232.dll

and the path to the MS Word English dictionary is:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof\Mssp2_en.lex