SCO UNIX & WordPerfect 5.1 & Spell Checker

SCO UNIX & WordPerfect 5.1 & Spell Checker

Post by Bob Wille » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00



SCO UNIX 3.2v5.0.4
WordPerfect 5.1 Character Version

Site has been running for several years without any problems and out of the
clear blue yesterday, the transcriptionist called and was having problems
with the spell checker.  When you spell check a document it comes up and
asks you word paragraph document as usual, then when you answer it proceeds
to spell check fine, and then come up the Press Any Key to Continue, and
instead of returning to the document it proceeds to dump you out of WP
completely and back to UNIX.  No core file, no message.  The terminal is
still totally usable, you can just type wp again, and WordPerfect 5.1 comes
right back up and you can retrieve the document again.

You can repeat this time and time again, with any document, including a
document that only has a single word in it, so it is not directly document
related.

Anyone seen a problem like this before?

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SCO UNIX & WordPerfect 5.1 & Spell Checker

Post by Bob Wille » Thu, 30 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Ok, here is the followup for this problem.
Apparently there is some known problems with WordPerfect (especially
versions like 5.1) where files will become corrupt to no known reason.
This can happen to documents that get used a lot or in this case the
supplemental dictionary.
This user has everyone's setup pointing to a common supplemental dictionary
which everyone updates.  It became corrupt and had to be deleted.  Then all
was fine (except for the user who now has to enter in approx 850 words back
into the supplemental dictionary).


>SCO UNIX 3.2v5.0.4
>WordPerfect 5.1 Character Version

>Site has been running for several years without any problems and out of the
>clear blue yesterday, the transcriptionist called and was having problems
>with the spell checker.  When you spell check a document it comes up and
>asks you word paragraph document as usual, then when you answer it proceeds
>to spell check fine, and then come up the Press Any Key to Continue, and
>instead of returning to the document it proceeds to dump you out of WP
>completely and back to UNIX.  No core file, no message.  The terminal is
>still totally usable, you can just type wp again, and WordPerfect 5.1 comes
>right back up and you can retrieve the document again.

>You can repeat this time and time again, with any document, including a
>document that only has a single word in it, so it is not directly document
>related.

>Anyone seen a problem like this before?

>           CCS Enterprises, Inc.
>     PO Drawer 1690   Easton MD  21601
>http://www.ccs.com     Come Visit Us !!
>http://www.global-homebiz.com/bwilley.html
>http://www.intercom.net/user/consult
>-> (410) 820-4670 -- FAX: (410) 476-5261 <-


?????????? CCS Enterprises, Inc.
???? PO Drawer 1690?? Easton MD? 21601
http://www.ccs.com???? Come Visit Us !!
http://www.global-homebiz.com/bwilley.html
http://www.intercom.net/user/consult
-> (410) 820-4670 -- FAX: (410) 476-5261 <-