Monday, September 19, 2016

Spell check

Nortriptyline is an old antidepressant, now used primarily for pain and migraines.

I recently put it in a note, and the spell-check feature kept trying to change it:




I have no idea.

20 comments:

Liz said...

Wrong end, spellcheck.

Anonymous said...

My old spellchecker wanted to change everything to "sociopathy."

Loren Pechtel said...

You said it's for pain. Periods are a pain.

Anonymous said...

Possibly because the trade name is Pamelor, which at least is closer...

Packer said...

Was on vacation last week, just checking in to see what I missed. Hmmm spell checking panty liner, hmmm not much it would appear. Carry on.

Ms. Donna said...

welcome our new computer overlords. Loren is right -- periods ARE pains.

I know, wrong end.

Anonymous said...

And that's how insurance companies decide what they'll cover.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm

Anonymous said...

It is trying to match pantyliner to ptyline by ignoring the apparently not important bits before -ptyline.

Shash said...

That'd be hard to swallow.

Anonymous said...

I hope your multimillion dollar Obamacare mandated medical charting system has an add this word to the dictionary feature.

It does, doesn't it? My 1990's vintage WordPerfect for DOS did.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Siri is on the rag...

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Anon 12:56: I don't have a "multimillion dollar Obamacare mandated medical charting system." This happened while using a generic cloud-based version of Microsoft Word.

Anonymous said...

I know dem feels. Worse when it changes it without you realising. Every year, the closer it gets to finals, the more likely I am to be in a study room late at night growling words at the computer I'd generally never say to a person. Spell check, fine. Autocorrect as you type? Fecking NO, word, I shetting well meant to have two capital letters next to each other, I don't cutting well want that word capitalised, stop turning my acronyms into words, and stop turning the legitimate term I've added to your grunting dictionary 4 times into another word!!

(Can't turn it off for long either, as its university software, constantly auto updates, and any settings don't stay set).

There needs to be a "contrary to your opinion, software, I am not a shovel handed dumbass that types with my fists" mode.

Anonymous said...

Doctor G.,

It sounds like both of us are frustrated by Bill Gates' wonderful software. And yes, I still miss my Word Perfect.

Best wishes to the Grumpy Clan and Yak herd this school season.

Anonymous said...

Word Perfect is still available.
I use it whenever I am typing my own documents -- the reveal codes feature is one of the best ideas!

Loren Pechtel said...

@Anonymous Yes, Reveal Codes is one of those really good features. Many, many times I cleaned up someone's Word file by loading it into WordPerfect and using reveal codes to figure out what was making the mess.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Hell, I miss WordStar. And MacWrite.

Anonymous said...

suposedly Word has something similar to reveal codes. http://legalofficeguru.com/so-you-miss-reveal-codes-in-wordperfect/

Anonymous said...

I use the paragraph button in Word all the time. Very useful for removing returns added by people who don't understand how the 'new page' feature works.

 
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