How to make your
own spelling list using standard text windows and use them in Text Spelling Bee.
Fig 1. Tool bar for Dynamic Spelling
We start by opening a new window. Click the New
List button on the Top Tool Bar. (See Fig 1 above).
A blank window will appear ready for your use.
Now type in the following words, hello, world,
state, company and jelly. Leave at least a space between each
word. In my example below I gave each word its own line.
You can filter the word size using the
Min and Max drop down list boxes and the number of words in your
spelling bee list via the List Size drop down list box. ( You can also
use the List Setup button)
Set the minimum word size to 5 and the maximum word size
to at least seven. Now set your list
size to 5 or above.
Fig 2 New text window showing where the
Insertion Point should be placed.
Now place the Insertion point, also known as the
caret, to just before the first word you wish to use in your
spelling list. See Fig 2 above.
What is the Insertion point?
The Insertion point is the
flashing cursor which looks like a vertical line that stays put
until you click your left hand mouse button on the Window, it
then moves to that point. It also moves as you type in letters,
that is why you must set it back to the beginning so Dynamic Spelling Bee knows
where to start collecting words for the list.
Now click the Make List
button on the tool bar (Fig 1.) to create a text box spelling bee list. If you look at the status bar at the
bottom it should should the number of words gathered.
Fig 3 Status bar after Make List operation.
Notice the spelling dictionary is
set to the US option.
Now is a good time to save the file.
the Save button on the Tool Bar (Fig 1) and input a file
name. Click Ok and return to the Window. You can click the
button anytime to see what words where actually collected by Make List.
If the Make list total in the status bar
shows at least one word the Text spelling Bee Tool Bar button becomes
active. Click the Bee Text Box button to enter
The Text Box Spelling Bee will now use your
latest spelling list until you make a new one using the Make List