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death by spell check

The negative outcome after one submits a written work that contains a critical error or errors, due to reliance on a word processor's imperfect spell checker function. Many job seekers suffer death by spell check after submitting a résumé riddled with errors.
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0 now offers users comprehensive spellcheck, pop-up calendars, and the ability to customize the page creation interface and restrict the type and size of files that can be uploaded.
So Encarta flags 700 commonly misspelled words and adds Spellcheck notes that i.
A word-processing program with spellcheck is built in, and will become more useful with a soon-coming $50 accessory package that lets you plug this computer into a parallel printer.
Effective next week, new software improvements will include a new Spellcheck feature that highlights misspelled words and offers spelling suggestions for photo caption text, Undo/Redo functionality, a Zoom in/Zoom out feature, plus new options for previewing your book such as a Slideshow View.
2 /PRNewswire/ -- Students who love to spell and hate to sell now have a new option for raising money for their schools through the "Great American SpellCheck," an academic-based fund-raising program designed to ensure that participating schools will benefit from 100 percent of the money they collect.
Someone ran a letter that included spin doctor Alastair Campbell's name through a computer spellcheck.
QCOULD you please tell me why, in Outlook Express 5, spellcheck is on the toolbar but is inactive?
Which is why personal computers come with a spellcheck.
Hot Words also contains an instant auto-suggesting spellcheck function -- not only are misspelled words underlined, but spelling suggestions are generated into a menu when a user clicks on the word.