This is a long-standing problem with Arbortext Editor (going all the way back to Adept 5.4!) When a user runs spellcheck, the tool stops on abbreviations such as "U.S." and "N.M.". The "Add" button does not work for these words; the only way to get them into a user's personal spellcheck dictionary is from the command line (spell -accept U.S.). We have over 500 editors writing about legal topics, which include an unbelievable number of abbreviations, so running a program to pre-populate each user's aptspell.acp file is impractical. Has anyone figured out a solution or workaround?
Gee has it been languishing around that long? I'd rather try to figure out an array than to set up a local dictionary for the spell check. I'd love to help, but even with previous posts on how to make this work, I've never succeeded. 😞
The DOD isn't much better and if you deal with Navy data, I don't think they know how to speak anything but acronymese (imagine the spell check on that last made up word).