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I need to spell check documents about SQL Server applications. These will often mention "database..table". How do I get Word to ignore the double full stops?

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Which version of Word? – Snark Oct 9 '09 at 10:07
Sorry, Word 2003 – user9879 Oct 9 '09 at 10:29

I'm not aware of any ways of stopping only some punctuation checks, but you can stop all of them. Go to Tools > Options > Spelling & Grammar, find the Settings... button and uncheck Punctuation from the list.

This might be a bit extreme, but I don't know any other methods. Hope it helps!

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thanks alex but I think this is a bit extreme for me, I'm a too bad a typist fo throw away punctuation checks – user9879 Oct 9 '09 at 15:23
Thought so :). Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any alternatives. – alex Oct 9 '09 at 15:49

Under the spell checker, you can add "database..table" to your personal dictionary and ensure that Word uses both the standard dictionary and personal dictionary to check. Then when it is found in your personal dictionary, it will ignore it as ok.

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Maybe I should have been clearer - 'database' and 'table' are variables. – user9879 Jul 29 '10 at 7:46
@user9879 - It's not too late to edit your question... – Lee Taylor Dec 16 '12 at 12:19

Did you try to replace ".." with " " (blank) Or you can easily select "database..table", hit Ctrl+C to copy then Ctrl+F to open the Find and Replace window, then select Replace tab to replace with "database table"

Additionally you can try to use the Special feature Find What Text

Find and Replace | Special | Find What Text

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I think you've misunderstood. In SQL Server 'database..table' is a legitimate name. – user9879 Dec 10 '09 at 11:24
Sorry for the confusion. What do you mean by ignoring the double full stop? – Nicu Zecheru Dec 10 '09 at 13:10
I'm mean for the spell checker not to highlight it as a grammar mistake – user9879 Dec 10 '09 at 14:32

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