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Article #27 (29 is last): From: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson) Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.16-32bit.reviews Subject: Spelling Sentry Update /spell checker/commercial Reply-To: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson) Posted-By: xx004 (aa789 - Bruce D. Nelson) Date: Tue Jun 1 22:39:54 1993 SPELLING SENTRY UPDATE from Z*Net 9310 Wintertree Software Inc. 43 Rueter St. Nepean, Ontario Canada K2J 3Z9 Phone: (613) 825-6271 NEPEAN, ONTARIO -- Bigger, better, faster. These three words describe Spelling Sentry 1.20, Wintertree Software's latest upgrade to the popular spelling checker for Atari computers. Spelling Sentry is a spell-checking desk accessory. It watches keystrokes as you type into other GEM programs and accessories, and alerts you when you make a spelling error. Spelling Sentry can also check disk files and the GEM clipboard. Spelling Sentry includes a built -in abbreviation expander that can substitute a text string whenever you type its abbreviation. BIGGER Wintertree has added over 11,000 words to Spelling Sentry's dictionary, bringing the total word count to over 115,000. At the same time, Wintertree reorganized the internal structure of the dictionary to make it both smaller and faster. The result: While the number of words in the dictionary increased by 10.5%, the size of the dictionary increased by only 6.2%. BETTER Wintertree listened to requests and suggestions made by Spelling Sentry owners. Spelling Sentry 1.20 contains a host of new features and improvements: * 16 alternative words are now displayed instead of eight. * Spelling Sentry can now optionally locate alternative words that are phonetically similar to the misspelled word. For example, Spelling Sentry correctly suggests "Atari" in place of "Uhtarry." Spelling Sentry's original method of locating alternative words, based on typographical similarity, is still available. * You can now try a new spelling for a misspelled word, and Spelling Sentry will check it for correctness. * Spelling Sentry's abbreviation feature can now substitute the contents of a disk file wherever an abbreviation is used. * Spelling Sentry's new keyboard capture feature saves time when defining new abbreviations. The keyboard capture feature magically inserts the last few words you typed into the dialog field used to define abbreviations. Other improvements: * Screen flashing now works on all monitors * Improved compatibility with Calamus * Undo key now works reliably when checking disk files * Maximum size of an abbreviation expansion (including files and chaining) is now 1024 characters. FASTER When Wintertree reorganized Spelling Sentry's dictionary to make it smaller, they also made it faster -- 15% faster. When optimally configured, Spelling Sentry can check 2400+ words per minute on a stock ST. The list price of Spelling Sentry 1.20 remains at $59.95. Registered owners who purchased Spelling Sentry on or before 31 December 1992 can upgrade to 1.20 by sending a check or money order for $10.00 to Wintertree Software Inc. Customers who purchased Spelling Sentry 1.00, 1.10, or 1.11 on or after 1 January 1993 can upgrade to version 1.20 at no charge (proof of purchase date is required). All update requests should include the original Spelling Sentry diskette. # # # For more information, contact Wintertree Software Inc. at the number or address listed above.