[OS X TeX] Problem with aspell

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Aug 4 11:27:45 EDT 2009

On Aug 4, 2009, at 9:33 AM, Jimi wrote:

>> I am converting from 10.4 PPC to 10.5 INTEL.  I just installed the  
>> MacTex 2008 package and downloaded MacTextras.  Because I had used  
>> ispell/aspell for text files and in my alpine mailing program, I  
>> installed aspell.  I cannot get it to work.
> I have always wondered why should one use a third party spell- 
> checker? Why not use the built-in checker? Has aspell any advantages?
> Thanks for any tips or links.
> Jimi


Absolutely! Excalibur and cocoAspell (which uses aspell) can be  
programmed to skip over commands and arguments (e.g., column  
specifiers for a tabular environment) that are meaningless. You'll  
never get all the individual possibilities into Apples Spell checker  
although you will eventually get many of the cases you use so it gets  
good enough.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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