Thursday, June 21, 2012 5:05 PM
Here's an example of an email note I wrote to some people recently:
Meet Deborah Berebichez. She was born in Mexico. I enjoyed hearing her story this week on a podcast called The Story Collider. It's only about 15 minutes long. Skip to 1:28 in the recording to jump right into the introduction. [Kids], I hope you identify with her college experience. On @story_collider http://j.mp/JjjZVb
I use keywords in my email subject lines to help my readers figure out what the message is about, and it helps me organize my mail. While some people's subject lines might look like this:
Subject: hey there
I do this:
Subject: note|inspirational story|science|philosophy|Hispanic
But Outlook's spell checker complains. See images below. I looked for a way to configure the spell checker, but it is oblivious to vertical bars. Am I missing something? Anyone have ideas for overriding this behavior? I shouldn't have to insert spaces. The spell checker should treat vertical bars the same as spaces. This is a defect in the product!
Friday, June 22, 2012 4:47 AM
Friday, June 22, 2012 7:43 PMThanks, Diane. The double-bar trick is a reasonable workaround, even though I still consider this to be a defect. Can you show me an example of a leading | that passes? I couldn't make it work.
Friday, June 22, 2012 10:09 PM
I'm waffling between expected and defect. As one who often types ; instead of l, I want it to check non-alpha characters in a string. It skips any double string though - sti;;ness - focusing only on sti as misspelled. It's obviously harder to mistype the pipe - it needs shift, is not on a frequently used key, and is kind of out of the way - so skipping it makes sense.
By leading, I meant that in |test|keyword| the first (and last) | are not included in the spell check, only the middle ones. http://screencast.com/t/G7okLUmM3IQu
- Marked As Answer by Tony Chen CHNModerator Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:40 AM
Friday, June 29, 2012 3:12 AMI concede that the spell checker's behavior is a matter of opinion. I have adopted Diane's recommendation to use double-bars. Spell checker no longer complains.