You should be writing your papers with Microsoft Word where spelling and grammer are checked as you type. However, if you are working in Unix, you can also check your spelling. To check the spelling of words in a file named fname with the Unix spell program, give the command:
spell fnameThe misspelled words will appear on the screen. Alternatively, give the command:
ispell < fnameand you can correct errors interactively. Also, you might be offered likely corrections. Use xman for more information on spell and ispell.
To check the spelling of only one or two words, start the spell program without options. Then type one or more words and ^D. The misspelled words will be listed.
To determine the spelling of a word beginning with the letters abcd, give the command
look abcdand you will see a list of all words beginning with the letters abcd.
MENG 421 -- Ansys index -- Element-Property Tables -- Microsoft Word -- Class assignments
Last revised: November 19, 2003