Frequently Asked Questions
Write Right is specially designed to interpret phonetic (as the word sounds) spellings. If you typed fonetick for example Write Right would find phonetic.
The program will also 'read' the word for you, and often provides an illustration as well - so you can be confident that you are choosing the word you want.
As well as this it automatically spots many words which sound the same
but have different spellings and meanings. It then shows you, normally
with illustrations, what these words are so that you can choose the
There is no quick solution to spelling problems, but the very best
way to remember how to spell a word is to type it correctly.
If the 're-type' option is turned on, whenever you click on a correct spelling which Write Right has found for you - you will first have to type the word correctly. Only then will the program insert it into your text.
It's a nuisance, but it really will help in the long run.
If you are a single user (and you are sure you have used the correct spelling) you will be able to enter the word into your personal Dictionary so that it is treated as correct from then on. However, if you are in any doubt at all you can choose the option to 'Leave it'. The word will be coloured blue. This will give you the chance to check more thoroughly - or ask somebody else - later. The blue text can be returned to its normal colour with the click of a button.
Parents or teachers are able to block all entries into the personal
dictionary and to deny the ability to clear blue text.
Normally Write Right will check the spelling of a word as soon as you
finish typing it. But if you don't 'end' your word with some sort of
punctuation (like a space or full-stop) the program will wait a while
and then check.
Because reducing (or increasing) the waiting time could lead to frustration
for others - this function is reserved to single users, parents or teachers.
Write Right checks many alternatives for each 'sound' in your word. If the word has several vowels - in particular 'a' or 'u' it may have to scan hundreds of possibilities. Even on a fast computer this can take a few seconds. - but it will still be quicker than finding the word in a dictionary.
By default Write Right's 'search depth' is set at five. If you reduce
this setting fewer words will be correctly identified but the search
will be quicker. Increasing it will make the search more exhaustive
but slower. The range is '0 to 20'.
Write Right uses Standard (International) English spelling and pronunciation. If you use different spellings and pronunciation as your standard this will affect the program's usefulness to you. However - there's nothing to stop you trying the it free for thirty days - and making up your own mind!
8) What does Write Right cost?
Current prices in GBP are as follows.
For a single user, on a single computer - (Home use) £10.00 + VAT if applicable
For multiple use please email using the contact button.
9) My question isn't here.If you can't find the answer to your question either here or in Write Right's comprehensive Help file you may email it to us by clicking the Contact button on the left.