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I think the spellchecker is OO is pretty good, but I'm talking about a grammer checker. M$ Word underlines incorrect sentences or phrases in green. It isn't very good at giving suggestions yet, but at least it brings the problems to my attention. I don't think OO has a grammer checker, though I haven't used OO very much yet.
I think you're right, and I now see that neranjana posted for
grammar check. Please forgive me for messing up your thread.
And, to the best that I can determine, also, OO doesn't have a
I am currently using O3 (OpenOffice.Org) but there is no grammar checker yet. They are supposed to be working on it. But the problem is my first language is not English so I tend to make a few grammar mistakes here and there. Does AbiWord or Word Perfect has a grammar checker?
Originally posted by neranjana I am currently using O3 (OpenOffice.Org) but there is no grammar checker yet. They are supposed to be working on it. But the problem is my first language is not English so I tend to make a few grammar mistakes here and there. Does AbiWord or Word Perfect has a grammar checker?
Does AbiWord or Word Perfect HAVE a grammar checker...
That's pretty cool...something I didn't think would be well developed with current technology.
That's exactly what I mean. It's very difficult to avoid those kinds of mistakes unless some tool highlights them like MS Word. (I am not a fan of MS, but I have to admit grammar checker in MS Word is something that Linux platform should have.)
I've always thought that if there's anything Linux has which is miles beyond Windows, it's a wealth of text editing tools. We have in a standard setup everything necessary, but the problem is putting it together to make an easy-to-use tool. Correcting grammar is a very complex task for a machine....there are so many ways to correctly say something, plus there's the issue of slang and colloquial speech patterns, which change like the seasons.
I'm guessing most people who have the knowledge to do this simply don't want to because it would mean constantly modifying it.
You would also have to write seperate grammar rules for each "version" of a language, much like having a US English dictionary versus a UK English dictionary. I personally turned off the grammar checker in MSO because I found it would often pick up sentences that were perfectly valid and simply say that they were "fragmented". It would also get in a twist with hyphenated words, often saying that I should remove the hyphen, and then tell me that "these two words should be hyphenated". Make up your mind! It annoyed the hell out of me.
However, many people do find it very useful and I am suprised also that OOo doesn't already have one. I guess I have just never noticed
Thanks for the offer Chinaman, but I need the help on day to day work. Nothing specific. I also find that some times (15-25%) of the time MS Office doesn't make much sense in the grammar checker. But at least 75% of the time it's correct. I'll send you the most important docs.
Both WordPerfect 8, and WordPerfect 9, which were released for Linux, have grammar checkers. However, Corel discontinued its linux line; so, these programs are difficult to find. Also, WordPerfect was the Windows release doctored to work on linux (via wine), as opposed to a native linux program; so, it was a bit awkward to use. It did not highlight grammar errors, but did have an excellent grammar check engine that could be run to check the entire document, which would make suggestions.