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Re: Spell Check on a Mac

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  • Subject: [mg101677] Re: [mg101654] Spell Check on a Mac
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 05:34:58 -0400 (EDT)
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This is a known problem specific to the Mac PowerPC version which was fixed in 
7.0.1.  You can talk to somebody in Technical Support or Customer Service at
Wolfram Research about obtaining an upgrade.

John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Sun, 12 Jul 2009 06:57:49 -0400 (EDT), Thomas Dowling wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> MathematicaWords.clm)
> (/Users/powerbook/Library/Mathematica/SystemFiles
> /SpellingDictionaries/English/MathematicaWords.clm)
> and, using OptionsInspector, that the SpellingDictionaryPath is apparently
> OK.
> Although it is probably not relevant, the DictionaryLookup command works
> perfectly.
> 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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