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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantGSyren
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I found the way around it...don't use Auto verify. I should also say, I only number the 1 copy of each movie including the parent for TV series. This program is extra great.  

OK, great! I'm sorry that misunderstood your problem, but glad that you found a workaround.
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Version 3.1 is coming up, but first I thought I would describe the background, for those that may be interested.

The spell check used in version 2 was simple, thanks to WPF. Load the text into the textbox, set properties that tells it to check the spelling, and what language the text is in, and that's it.  Spellchecking and underlining of misspelled word all done by Microsoft code. So, what's not to like? Well, limited dictionary support, for one. US English and the language configured in Windows. Possibly other languages if you d/l a Windows Language Pack for the specific languages, but who what's to d/l a whole language pack just for that?

Another drawback is that you have no control of how words are identified. For example, hyphenated words are treated as separate words. Good or bad? Well, a word like "sci-fi" is treated like two words, when it really is a single construct. Neither "sci" nor "fi" are really proper words by themselves. Except possibly "fi" in "Fee fi fo fum".

So for better dictionary support I turned to Hunspell. But Hunspell doesn't do whole text blocks like WPF textbox does. You have to check every word separately. OK, so split up the text where the spaces are. Easy: words = text.split(" "). Yes and no. Sure "sci-fi" is now a single word. But so is "(sci-fi)", or "sci-fi...". So, trim off leading and trailing special characters and you have a proper word.

So that's how 3.0 works. But I noticed that it still left a problem. Some overviews had word connected by special characters without any spaces. It could be two words connected by ellipses, like "word...word". Now, that's incorrect grammar in my book, but since we copy overviews in verbatim, and things are sometimes written to look like that - well I have to accept it. So I rewrote the routine that extracts words so it splits them at any special character inside the word, except hyphen and apostrophe. So two word connected by ellipses, en-dash, em-dash or similar, with no space in there, are now treated as separate words.

But ultimately the quality of spellchecking lies in the quality of the dictionaries. And I have no control over that.

As a by-product of my re-writing that routine, the underining now works better, so it doesn't spill over to a trailing space, or surrounding special characters. And new paragraphs no longer have a leading space, but I'm not sure if anyone noticed that.

(Spellchecking - check your spells at the door when you enter )

Oh, yes, I almost forgot to mention. 3.1 also has the editable mapping of location to language that I hinted on before. Not something most of you will need to use, but it's there.

So now, instead of just rambling, I will put the finishing touches on 3.1. I'll have to update the help file and the web page, zip the stuff and upload the zip file. I hate writing documentation. Hm, maybe I'll just take a nap first ... 
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I noticed it, but didn't say anything because it didn't affect the spellcheck. I know I've already said it, but this program is really great!!!   How'd that nap go?
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How'd that nap go?

Oh, fine, until I was awoken by the metallic plink that the mailslot produces when the mailman delivers a letter. I guess now that I'm awake I have no excuse now for not updating that help file. Thank you, mr. mailman! Oh, by the way, it was a bill. Of course! 
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And now it's available for download.

OverviewCheck 3.1.0
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Forgot to mention a very small hidden feature. If you need to just select a profile, rather than editing the overview, you can use Alt-s. It actually only saves you one keystroke, Alt-e + Esc accomplishes the same thing. But it's there if you want it.
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Ok, a few more convenience faetures in OverviewCheck 3.2.0



1) The "unsuspected" words are now gray in order to highlight the possible errors even better.
2) Navigation can now be done with the arrow keys; Left = Previous, Right = Next, Up = Edit overview
3) The File menu shows "Load [last used file]" in order to make it even easier to continue where you left off.

PS. If you name your XML file starting with an underscore, you can load the file even easier. Mine is called "_Collection.xml" so Alt-FC will load it.
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Thank you so much. The only problem I find is after each update, I have to go through the list from the beginning to the point I was at last.
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The only problem I find is after each update, I have to go through the list from the beginning to the point I was at last.

Really? That sounds strange. The last watched profile number should be retrieved from the registry.
Anybody else having this problem?
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Half of mine do not have numbers, because I only number the main profile in a combo pack or when I have more than one version, plus the parent of a series. Which means once I get through the ones that do not have numbers it will be just fine. I don't know, but maybe there's a way to keep track of the ones that are verified, if not, I will continue to use as long as it's available. Thanks.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantGSyren
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Half of mine do not have numbers, because I only number the main profile in a combo pack or when I have more than one version, plus the parent of a series.

Ah, I see. That's a scenario I hadn't anticipated. In similar situations I number child profiles with the same number as the parent.

However, I you verify the overview, it is identified by its unique id (UPC/disk id/manual id) in the verified.txt file, and you shouldn't have to check it again. But did you have some problem with that?
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The latest downloads have included an empty Verified.txt file. If you update by copying the files from the download to the working directory...
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The latest downloads have included an empty Verified.txt file. If you update by copying the files from the download to the working directory...

Oops! That certainly wasn't intended! My sincere apologies to anyone who was bitten by that! 

It has been removed from the zip file now. Thanks for the heads up, greyghost!
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Ah, I get it. If I copy the Verified.txt file from the old one before I delete it and copy it into the new folder it will maintain the list?
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Ah, I get it. If I copy the Verified.txt file from the old one before I delete it and copy it into the new folder it will maintain the list?

Actually, just copying the new files over the old ones is the easiest way. That way the verified list and dictionary additions will remain. That is, it should be unless I screw up again. 
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Thanks, I'll try it that way the next time. I have been throwing the old folder away and replacing it with the new one.
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