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  • ChristianM

    Xmetal Author Enterprise 8 Right click on misspelled word -spellings greyed out

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    Just upgraded from Xmetal 6.0 to 8.0 and am having issues with the spellcheck/dictionary/add word to word list right click menu. This is both with a clean install of Xmetal 8.0 and an install with customization.
    Any misspelled word will give you the suggested correct spellings but all the options are greyed out in the right click menu and you cannot click the correct word or add a word to the Word List.
    Manually highlighting a word and clicking the “abc check” button you are able to add to word list or replace the misspelled word though. Here is a screen shot from the default/no customizations added install of xmetal 8.0 and the greyed out suggested spellings/Add to My Word List. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/GZKhSt8.png[/img]

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Xmetal Author Enterprise 8 Right click on misspelled word -spellings greyed out

    The only thing I can suggest is a complete reinstall.

    1. Uninstall XMetaL Author Enterprise version 8.0.
    2. We'll assume that a clean uninstall may not be possible, as the software appears to be broken, so use Windows Explorer to check if any of the following exist after uninstalling and remove them if they do:
      C:Program FilesXMetaL 8Author
      C:Program FilesCommon FilesXMetaL Shared
      C:Program FilesCommon FilesCorelSharedXMetaL
      %appdata%SoftQuad

    3. Install XMetaL Author Enterprise.

    Note: if you have installed the software on a 64-bit installation of Windows then “C:Program Files” will be “C:Program Files (x86)”.

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    XMetaLOldTimer

    Reply to: Xmetal Author Enterprise 8 Right click on misspelled word -spellings greyed out

    I suspect you don't have the latest 8.0 version.  Confirm the About Box version is 8.0.1.051.  If not, go get the software again from the same download link as before.  Then uninstall the current software and reinstall the newly download version.

    Regards,
    Addam

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    ChristianM

    Reply to: Xmetal Author Enterprise 8 Right click on misspelled word -spellings greyed out

    We have version update 8.0.0.034….
    We were never actually notified of any version updates. It would be difficult to uninstall and install all 40+ users at this point so if I can find a fix before doing a company wide uninstall/reinstall it would be nice, but if it has to be done….
    I have also done a full uninstall, deleted the folders stated, and reinstalled only to find the program still does not do spell check. Is there some line that I am missing in the xmetal80.ini? This is what is present in it currently, which does cover some spelling options:

    [XMetal]
    REVIEWER=stopped
    XMUAR=stopped
    max_recursion_level=10
    WT_ENGLISH_BRITISH=EN-UK;EN-GB
    spell_show_suggestions=false
    spell_auto_correct=false
    spell_as_you_type=true
    runtime_spell_checking=true
    html_browser0=
    default_author_name=Kaman
    show_structure_view_by_default=false
    uber_setting_mode=per_user
    enable_advanced_debugging=false
    enable_logging=false
    on_application_run_once=true

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    XMetaLOldTimer

    Reply to: Xmetal Author Enterprise 8 Right click on misspelled word -spellings greyed out

    No, it is not related to a missing INI variable.  These right-click menu items were disabled due to a coding error inside the xmetal80.exe. 

    I don't think Sales notifies customers when Development makes minor updates to a software release.  But Support will direct customers to get the latest download when reporting an issue and/or running older software is detected.

    Regards,
    Addam

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    ChristianM

    Reply to: Xmetal Author Enterprise 8 Right click on misspelled word -spellings greyed out

    Thank you for the quick reply. I will get the updated version and post back with my findings. Thanks!!

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    ChristianM

    Reply to: Xmetal Author Enterprise 8 Right click on misspelled word -spellings greyed out

    Welp, that point update did in fact fix the issue. A little bummed Just Systems never notified anyone of the point release update, and there is no easy update path aside from uninstall/reinstall, but it is what it is. This has us looking at xmetal 9 instead though now.

    Anyways, thank you so much for your help, XMetalOldTimer!

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