Can't have spell check without autocorrect

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  1. dragon499

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    Is this stupidity limited to 4.2.1, or was it always present. I want to enable spell check but to disable autocorrect. The system does not allow this, as when I enavle spell check, then disable autocorrect, spell ckeck then gets set to off! This is retarted and absurd. Spell check by itself should simple put a red underline on a word that spellcheck does not like. When the user taps on the word, suggestions should be available. I can't stand when programs or devices think that they are smarter than I am. Currently, I have spell check off. If it were on, with the forced autocorrect feature, I would be unable to type the word "bloomberg," as the autocorrect feature would split the word as bloom berg. If anybody from Apple is listning, please patch this.
     
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    Rpflol...I didn't think the iPad has the ccapability to add or delete words from the dictionary, does it? My D2 gives me that option but sonetines words get in there that I don't want.

    I've yet to see a perfect spell check on any devce.
     
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    I find the autocorrect to be useful the majority of the time, as it corrects my fat finger typos when I go a little too fast. But it is annoying sometimes when it corrects words that I actually want to use.
     
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    Question. If auto correct picks a word or adds a space in the middle and you don't want, is there a way to ignore it on the keyboard other than hitting the x next to it?
     
  6. iPadBiz

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    Nope. You must hit the x. I was hoping that iOS 4.2 would bring an add to dictionary feature. According to apple hitting the X will add the word. Not always the case.

    I type a lot of proper names for product lines and it was getting annoying. Because the iPad uses your contact list as a reference for names I added a contact with these proper names (products) to eliminate the issue.

    I agree that this feature needs some enhancement on the os side.
     
  7. johanwhite

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    I totally agree with you. Spell check out is a good feature that helps anybody for correcting his typing mistakes. But you are right that sometimes we want to write something which is not in dictionary then it creates a problem. So this feature should be enhanced.
     
  8. Munky

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    You can type hell either, it always makes it he'll. You should be able to manually tell the system not to correct or capitalize certain words.
     
  9. smudgeyjoe

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    When X

    Those who have spoken of this, when do you hit the x? Do you hit it right at the end of the word as though it had an x on hte end, or right when the auto-correct displays the word it wants you to change to? Thanx!!
     
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