# [OS X TeX] Personal dictionaris in CocoAspell

Don Green Dragon fergdc at Shaw.ca
Wed Aug 27 15:30:51 EDT 2014

On 25Aug2014, at 11:32 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

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> On Aug 25, 2014, at 12:13 PM, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at shaw.ca> wrote:
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>> Hi Herb,
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>> On 22Aug2014, at 6:44 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
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>>> <<snip>>
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>>>> In view of the fact that you are familiar with Excalibur, I hope you will explain a couple of points.
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>>>> As Excalibur has been referred to as an external spellchecker’’ I conclude that you apply it to a LaTeX source file, say Example.tex, by opening Excalibur and telling it to check Example.tex. Correct?
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>>>> Say Excalibur finds an error which you agree with and you tell it to make the correction, then the content  of Example.tex is changed. Can those changes be made when  TeXShop has already opened Example.tex or does one have to quite TeXShop before applying Excalibur? At what point are the changes to Example.tex saved?
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>>>> I’ve just installed CocoAspell but have not used TeXShop to check it out!
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>>>> <<snip>>
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>>>> don green dragon
>>>> fergdc at shaw.ca
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>>> Howdy,
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>>> The same source file can be open in TeXShop and spell checked in Excalibur at the same time. TeXShop will automatically  pick up any changes that were made in the source file when you Save the file in Excalibur (or Save the file when you Quit Excalibur). It's all Apple Magic!
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>> Oh! That’s very encouraging. Thanks for the information.
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>> don green dragon
>> fergdc at shaw.ca
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> Howdy,
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> The only thing I don't understand about your original message is that you talk about Excalibur but you say you just installed CocoAspell. Those are two completely separate spellcheckers.

Yes, I’m aware that they are quite different, but I decided to try CocoAspell for a while and see how that works out. So far I’ve not experimented with Excalibur. I assume that CocoAspell is working because in «System Preferences» there is now a Spelling’ entry which on opening reveals the dictionary I’ve chosen and the version number of CocoAspell which is 2.1. The only points that I’ve noticed is that it will mark entries like \fbox,\ddag, and \emph  and others as spelling errors which I don’t mind. :-)

don green dragon
fergdc at shaw.ca

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