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Spell Check on a Mac

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  • Subject: [mg101654] Spell Check on a Mac
  • From: Thomas Dowling <thomasgdowling at>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 06:57:49 -0400 (EDT)


I am running Mathematica v 7.0.0 on a Mac G4 (non-intel, OSX v 10.5.7), and
my problem is that I cannot get Spell Check to work.

Specifically, from the SpellChecker dialog box, I get the message

'Reason for stopping:  The spelling Dictionaries for %S could not be'

I have checked that the relevant file it there (I am presuming this is


and, using OptionsInspector, that the SpellingDictionaryPath is apparently

Although it is probably not relevant, the DictionaryLookup command works

Finally, I have now installed Mathematica 7.0.0 on two Macs: the above G4
and a G5, and
SpellCheck works on neither (exactly the same problem on both machines).

(I can, however, SpellCheck with Publicon, and there was no problems with
Mathematica 5.2. I
am not sure about v 6.0, but I don't rememeber any problem).

I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and if others have
succeeded in using SpelllCheck on
a Mac with version 7.0.0 or 7.0.1?

If anyone has any idea what I am doing wrong, or what the problem is, I
would appreciate the advice.

Thanks for you help,

Thomas Dowling

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