[OS X TeX] Spell Check in TeXShop?

Matthias Damm macplanet at macnews.de
Tue Mar 14 08:04:24 EST 2006

Am 14.03.2006 um 03:42 schrieb Jung-Tsung Shen:

> I have found out that the spellcheck feature of TeXShop (v 2.09) on my
> powerbook (MacOS X 10.4.5) is not very responsive. TeXShop didn't
> catch all the typos: sometimes if I spotted a typo myself and
> intentionally moved the cursor back and forth that word by keyboard,
> it triggered TeXShop and underscored the typo; for some other simple
> typos, however, TeXShop never caught them. Is there something wrong in
> my setup? Or, is there any way to make it more responsive? Or, should
> I use other spell checker?

I don't think it is a problem with your setup or with TeXShop, but  
probably a bug in the OS X spellchecker. I have similar problems in  
OmniOutliner: Spelling errors are marked correctly while I type, but  
not always in the whole document.

> I have had some papers submitted with a
> couple of simple typos uncaught and am really hoping to find a way to
> improve this. (not that I am blaming TaXShop for this ... :-))

You can always check the spelling using the spell checking window, in  
my experience this works correctly. I think the problems are limited  
to the "Check spelling while you type" option.

Best regards,

Matthias Damm
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