Squiggly lines in Microsoft Word?
I am not sure if anyone else has had this problem, but whenever I post any kind of Biblical language into Word, I get those squiggly lines telling me it is spelled wrong or the grammar is incorrect.
I know how to turn off the lines. But I don't want to do that, because I want them to show up when I am typing eny English documents.
Does anyone know how to set it so that the lines don't show up just for Heb/Greek/etc?
Thanks for the help!
Squiggly lines in MS Word
I feel your pain!
This happened every time I typed "OT" for Old Testament, so I put OT in the dictionary. So now when I accidentally type "ot" instead of "to," it doesn't show up! I would lvoe to have my "ot"s automatically corrected, but I still want to be able to type "OT!"
And I have the problem you described, too, of course.
Auto spell checking in Word for Greek & Hebrew
Originally Posted by ericjdaniels
Yes, there is a way.
1. Compile a word list of all the words in the WTT. Using the Word List Manager, be sure to include vowel points & accent marks (if you export accented Hebrew). Don't include morphology.
2. In Word (I'm using 2000) go to Tools | Options | Spelling & Grammar tab and click the dictionaries button.
3. In the Custom Dictionaries dialog, click the New... button to create a new dictionary.
4. Entitle it Hebrew.dic. Click OK.
5. Now choose/highlight your newly created Hebrew.dic and click the Edit... button. This will open the dictionary as a Word document.
6. Return to BW's Word List Manager: under Select, choose Select All
7. Under Edit, choose Copy selected words to clipboard
8. Return to Word Hebrew.dic file and paste all WTT word forms into the file.
9. Do a search a replace to get rid of all the stat numbers. I export English in Times New Roman font, so I would do a search and replace for any ^# in Times New Roman -- this will avoid deleting any Hebrew characters associated with a number (though I don't remember there being any).
10. Then save the file. When Word says the file contains features that are not compatible with Text Only format, ignore and save anyway.
Viola! Word should now regard every form in the WTT as a legitimately spelled word.
Hope that points you in the right direction. Same idea for Greek.dic.
Figured it out! Hebrew need not be flagged as spelling error in Word
Here's what you do:
1. Follow all the steps given previously until you get to #10. By this point you will have stripped out all the frequency numbers.
2. I'm assuming that the Hebrew is still in the Hebrew font face. If it isn't, change it back to Bwhebb.
3. When you save Hebrew.dic, do NOT save it as a Text Only file. Save it as a Word document. However, there is a trick here. When you change the File type to Word document, Word will automatically add a ".doc" extension to the file name, UNLESS you place the file name in quotes.
4. On the File name line, the name should read "Hebrew.dic" (quotes included).
5. Save File.
Hebrew is no longer being spell checked! Thanks for the challenge, this has bugged me for a long time. :)
Opening Word's macro editor
In Word, press Alt + F11.
In the screen that opens, go to the bottom, and paste the text Don posted earlier.
Removing stats numbers from exported word list
That should do it, unless I'm misunderstanding your question.
- Edit | Replace
- In the Find what box: type ^#
- If the search options are not showing click the More button
- Click the format button and choose Font
- Type/choose Times New Roman (or whatever font the English was exported from BibleWorks in) and click OK (don't specify any thing else)
- Leave the Replace with box empty
- Click the replace all button.