The spellcheck (or at least the red underlining that I take to be spellcheck) seems to have a mind of its own. It misses typos like “becuase” entirely but underlines across words like “brother said” (where “ther sa’” is underlined). Also, contractions like “can’t”, “didn’t”, etc. regularly get underlined to the point where I now just pretty much ignore the spellcheck feature (which is really too bad because I’m not the best speller, and I’m used to using spellcheck features in programs like MS Word without difficulty).
Is there anyway to add words to any sort of Accepted Spellings list already recognized by Scrivener? I have a character with an uncommon name that also has an alternative spelling which I’d love to add so that I don’t have to see even more red underlining on my screen.
There are a few other quirky things going on with my beta download, but I don’t know what to attribute them to (i.e. my not knowing how to use Scrivener properly, or a problem with the application itself). I’ve watched the video on using the basic features, but a couple of basic features don’t seem to function quite as point-n-click for me as demonstrated in the video.
But no matter. I appreciate the step-up in organizing my writing that Scrivener offers over apps like Word. I imagine I’ll get it when the Windows version is launched, but I am hoping a few additional bugs are worked out.
Thanks very much for creating a Windows version.