Accept suggestions, or not

Lingofy will not make changes in your text unless you explicitly instruct it to do so. Let’s look at this example text: He was a patieint at John Hopkins University. He admitted that he almost never went there and that when visiting the lovely city of Bombay, he liked to watch shows on his iPhone. […]

Adding words to your Personal Style Guide

In this post, we discussed how to navigate your web-based Personal Style Guide. You can also add words to your Personal Style Guide directly from a Lingofy proofing session. If you use a particular proper name or other term that comes up frequently as an Unknown Term, simply click the “+” icon next to the […]

Basic troubleshooting

Sometimes, things don’t work the way we think they should … For answers to general troubleshooting questions, refer to our Troubleshooting page, which will detail solutions to common problems and questions you might encounter while using Lingofy. If you don’t find an answer to your specific question, please submit your concern via the Feedback link […]

Phrases, not just words

The first thing you’ll notice when you check your spelling with Lingofy is that it’s not just catching spelling errors. It can also determine when you’ve used a correctly spelled word in the wrong place. Lingofy checks in blocks of up to 10 words at a time. This means that, out of the box, Lingofy […]

Warning words

Where other spellcheckers simply find misspelled words, Lingofy goes a step further with the concept of “Warning Words”. These are words that may be correctly spelled in your document, but that you should think twice about using. Lingofy can also flag potentially embarrassing typos. You know you meant to type “public,” but that “l” fell […]

Specialty terms

Every industry, hobby and activity has its own language. Typical spellcheckers handle this unique lingo in one of two ways: • By flagging these peculiar terms as errors, which makes spellchecking far less useful • By ignoring these terms entirely because it knows nothing about them Your Personal Style Guide in Lingofy solves both of these […]

Proper names

Is the “B” capitalized in “LeBron James?”(*) For any writer, getting a name wrong is a cardinal sin. Dealing with proper names can cause considerable frustration when you’re spellchecking. Either you’re dealing with a string of characters that your spellchecker thinks is an error, or you match the wrong spelling of a first name with […]