How do you add words to the spell checker?

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  1. zipur
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    I want the spell check to auto fill my email address and login names how can I add words to the spell checker?

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    Some time ago a Forum member posted a very neat work around. There's no direct way of adding words to the user dictionary but, he noted, that the iPad doesn't flag spelling errors for entries in the Contacts list. Therefore, he suggested - and it works - if you want to avoid special words being flagged as spelling mistakes, perhaps technical or business terms - just enter them as contacts in the Contacts list. It works perfectly....

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    You are a genius, Tim! What a great idea.
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    Wow! I forgot that one. It was mentioned on line because some people " shock horror". Swear and they did that to overcome the words. I don't swear much so I just forgot but brilliant of you Tim, to remember that.
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    You also mentioned auto-fill, so you should know that you can turn auto-fill on in Settings >> Safari. It will use info from whatever contact you point it at. Separately, you can turn on Names and Passwords, so that it will remember and fill out login information for a site.
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    That's a great tip! I put "hell" into the first name data field in contacts but, for some reason I couldn't get it to work. It corrected itself to "he'll" regardless, even after a reboot. Does it need to be entered in a specific way?
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    I still have a problem with hell and he'll . It's because I use both words, I think, and it defaults automatically to he'll.
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    Have you got both words in your Contacts list? If you have, it shouldn't correct either.

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    Yup. I've put both words in. Have you done that and it works for you.
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    I've put in the two words as two separate contacts. When I type in a note it still autocorrects. It's too bad because for me that would be a great time saver. :-(
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    You have to start using hades instead of hell

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    hehe
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    Nope, if you've noticed I've started using the word "heck" instead! Saves the constant backspace every time I write "hell"!
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    I've found that if you create a single contact the the name of Words or whatever and enter all your words into the Notes field, it will still work and not have hundreds of word contacts in your contact list. It still doesn't help the Hell or he'll problem.

    In regards to the hell / he'll problem, if you type "he" then backspace once then type "ell", it won't autocorrect it. That's the best work around I've been able to find when I know it's going to autocorrect the word incorrectly ;)
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    Yes, I think where two words are in constant use, we are going to have this problem. We could do with a command to ignore spellchecker with certain words but hey, I can dream.

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    Why is it so difficult for Apple to add this feature?

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    Who knows. I love apple and my ipad but of all my niggles this is the top one! Love it or hate it.

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    When it accomplishes hell, let's tackle it's and its. I'm almost used to backspacing to get its right.
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    I just turn the autocorrect off. I make more mistakes, but at least they are my mistakes. ;)
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    I seem to make lots of mistakes these days so I hadn't really considered turning it off. Now that you mention it though, it may be more trouble than it's worth.

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