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Old 03-01-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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2003? Grammar Check?

Although I love Linux, I do run Windows on one slow machine for the sole purpose of running Microsoft Word 2003.... (I use AbiWord on Linux but they dont have a grammar check yet, I enjoy Word grammar check simply for making all of my writings standardized with the number of spaces after a period, some other basic grammar things, etc...) I really want to ditch this last windows machine and have wanted too for a while but havent been able to find a viable alternative for Linux.

AbiWord, OpenOffice, etc... all lack a grammar check for the word processor. I can get Microsoft Word XP ported under Crossover Office (latest professional version) but when I try 2003 the installer outputs "Needs a newer version of windows". With WordXP I would use that for grammar checking but under Grannar Settings when you specify some information, whne u click on the drop down menu to specify them, the options dont show up so im not able to configure it to my liking. Does anyone know how to fix this or where the configuration for that is stored with XP so I could just change the file or registry entry?

Or does anyone know any Linux programs that do a decent job at grammar checking?
Old 03-01-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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Crossover Office is not yet compatible with Office 2003. Their site says not until version 5.0 should you expect to see it supported.

As for Linux programs that do decent grammar checking, Google didn't turn anything up. Conversely though, Word doesn't really do a very effective job of grammar checking, so be extremely wary of trusting what it says.
Old 03-01-2005, 05:33 PM   #3
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I basically use the grammar check for the formatting, number of spaces after period, commas after last item in a list, etc... just basic grammar items I like to have it check that I might commonly mess up on when typing fast.

Does anyone know when v5.0 will be out?
Old 03-02-2005, 11:07 AM   #4
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Any ideas anyone?


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