Checking Similarly Spelled Words


ClaimMaster can scan your document for mistyped words that are spelled correctly and therefore would not be picked up by an ordinary spell checker.  In particular, ClaimMaster will identify all instances of words that: (1) appear infrequently in the document and (2) are only a one letter off from a similar word appearing much more frequently. For example, if you refer to the "control module" throughout the patent application, but in one sentence you type "control nodule."  The word "nodule" would not be caught by a spell checker and it could confuse the meaning of the sentence, but ClaimMaster will flag this and other out-of-ordinary spellings as possible issues.



Getting Started

To identify similarly spelled words in your document, perform the following steps:


  • In Word 2007 or later - from the ClaimMaster Ribbon, click on the Proofreading Tools menu, then select Check Similarly Spelled Words:



  • In Word 2003 or earlier - from the ClaimMaster toolbar, click on the Proofreading Utilities menu, then select Check Similarly Spelled Words:




Feature Options

Once you select the feature above, ClaimMaster will identify all instances of words that: (1) appear infrequently in the document and (2) are only a one letter off from a similar word appearing much more frequently. After a brief analysis, you will be presented with the following window, allowing you to review any words that might be potentially mis-spelled in the document. Click on any identified word to see the suggested change and any similarly spelled words that appear more frequently in the document.