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Why does my scanner completely change the spelling of some words? It means I have to read the whole lot through and correct. Not good enough

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What Kauryl is saying, basically:
Your scanner isn't changing the words. What's happening is you've got some software generically called Optical Character Recognition. The scanner creates a picture of the page.

The OCR software doesn't know what the words are; it sees a picture of words, then tries to figure out what the words are.

If you increase the resolution of your scan, you give a clearer picture to the OCR software, which makes it easier for it to figure out.

If you're not getting anywhere, look for updates to your OCR software. If that's still not getting you anywhere, consider going on eBay and buying an older copy of OmniPage, which has a pretty solid reputation.

No OCR software -will ever- be absolutely perfect -- you will always need to double check. That's the nature of the beast -- just like you sometimes might think a street sign says one thing, but as you get closer you realize it's different. Your mind's trying to analyze a picture for a certain pattern, and the match isn't always that good.

Last time I checked, there were some free/open-source OCR packages out there, but they were based on some pretty old technology. That may have changed. I see OmniPage 14 seems to be selling on eBay for about $20 -- probably a pretty good deal if you'll do a lot of document scanning.

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You might need to higher the resolution at which your scanner runs the document. The word detection might also not be sensitive enough for your tastes so you would have to tweak that around. We can be more helpful if you detail the scanner type and program being used.

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How do you teach 3 to 4 years old children spelling?

Generally speaking spelling is not taught to three and four year old's. Children have to start with the basics. The start of learning how to spell is learning the alphabet. Believe it or not there are three year old's and even some four year old's who do not know the alphabet.

To teach preschoolers the alphabet, you generally focus on one letter at a time and have the child complete a tracing sheet where they learn to write the letters by copying the outline of the letters. Other ways to teach the alphabet are reciting the alphabet song, ready a book about the alphabet, or making each day represent a letter of the alphabet and teaching subjects, reading books, eating snacks, and making crafts that start with that letter of the alphabet.

The first word a child should learn to spell is his/her own name. A child can learn to spell as they are learning to read, but it does not do much good to teach spelling to a child who cannot start to recognize words, and understand that words are formed when you put letters together.

The focus for three and four year old's should be on learning new words, not on learning how to spell. Three and four year old's generally do not know how to read or spell. These are things that are taught beginning with pre-kindergarten and into kindergarten. You need to teach a child as many words as possible before you teach them to spell.

Once a child knows the alphabet you have to teach them the sound that each letter makes. If a child doesn't recognize the sounds that letters make, they won't be able to spell. This is all part of the pattern in learning to read, spell, and write. When it comes time for spelling, you can have giant cards with each letter on them and put them on the floor. Say something like "Josh find me the letter that makes the "mmm" sound, and wait for Josh to bring the correct letter card to you. Then ask the next child to bring you the letter that makes the "a" sound. Then ask the final child to bring you the letter that makes the "p" sound. Then sound out the words with the child.

Focus more on learning new words, learning to trace and write letters, and learning to write a child's name than on spelling at this age. They are more likely to retain the skills of spelling and reading as they get older.

Words that preschoolers should know:
Basic opposites: Up/Down; Happy/Sad; Hot/Cold; On/Off; Yes/No
Primary colors: Yellow; Red; Blue + Black and White
Days of the week
Months of the year
People in their family: Mom; Dad; Brother; Sister; Grandma; Grandpa; Aunt; Uncle; Baby; Me
Common animals: Dog; Cat; Elephant; Lion; Tiger; Bear; Giraffe
Major holidays: Christmas; Birthday; Easter; Halloween
Single letter words: I and A
Joining words: And; By; and The

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Well, I had to shorten this area since there were too many dang blasted characters and it wouldn't allow me to save it and boy does that ever pish me off.

to get help with spelling issues ---turn on spell check or buy a dictionary
to get help with grammar issues --turn on grammar check
and it is not spelled but spelt
no - it is not a physical or psychological issue --just a lack of a proper education where you were taught to phonetically sound the words and with different pronunciations it leads to spelling errors for example --want as in need and won't as in will not
so many people say it want start---when it is it won't start
any way that is what spell and grammar check was put in the os for
as for the song --it is not known outside USA

Feb 28, 2017 | Computers & Internet

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How do you spell?

Phonetics. Sound it out and spell it. Some words are spelled differently. Like phonetics. PH sounds like F Fonetics. Where they got this, I don't know. Just like I before C except after C. Well it's after N also on some words, like neighbor. also Their... If you phonetically put it on the internet, I will sound it out and understand you. Lots of people can't spell. Just beware of the teachers... They will correct you on everything. Just pay no attention to them.

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Advanced User Account reads Eddie-PC/Eddie and my name is spelled Eddy. When I am creating Resumes and Word documents this spelling can be seen which doesn't look professional when my name is spelled...

Add the correct spelling to dictionary by right-clicking on the correct spelling of your name (Probably Microsoft word underlines it with red) Then select add to dictionary.

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How do i activate grammer spell check

highlight the whole word with the right click and check your grammer spelling. and correct your spelling

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How do you type things and use spell cheack?

i will give you instructions

  1. Select the text you want to spell check, or place the cursor anywhere in the text to spell check the entire document.
  2. Go to the Tools menu.
  3. Select Spelling and Grammar. The Spelling and Grammar window opens, and Word begins spell checking.
  4. View any flagged words or phrases in the upper-left window. Just above this window, you will see the reason Word has flagged this text.
  5. Check the Suggestions window in the lower-left corner of the Spelling and Grammar window for correction suggestions.
  6. Click the Change button to make the suggested correction.
  7. Click Change All if you want all instances of this error corrected within the text that you are spell checking.
  8. Enter your own change if you disagree with the suggested correction (or if there is no suggestion) by placing your cursor in the flagged text window and correcting the text as you would in any Word document.
  9. Click the Change button to implement your correction.
  10. Click Ignore if no correction is needed; click Ignore All to skip all further occurrences of this "misspelling."

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Hi almindyfarns
After highlighting the correct spelling, you have to click on the option "Change"
Hope this will work for you

Nov 16, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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When i go to check if i have spelt words correctly the red lines come up under spelling mistakes then a number of options to correct word when you click on to the correct spelling its not correcting its...

After you click on or highlight the word you want you have to click change then it will change the word. You can not just click which spelling you want you have to click on change to change the word.

Nov 03, 2009 | Cars & Trucks

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Why does it not automatically do a spell check on

It is not automatic because of the fact that there are sum words which are not in dictionaries, like names, objects etc..

so after writing the whole letter juss a single click wuld chk the spellings and you can correct ones you want correction with.

You can also use a third party spelling checker for automatic check of all the text written by you.

Oct 31, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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The spell checker and spell check as you type does not work.
I use this when I need to doublecheck my spelling
cut/paste your document into the spellchecker; and then paste the correction back into your document

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