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Read&Write AutoCorrect Frequently Asked Questions

Does Read&Write AutoCorrect work in every programme?
Yes, Read&Write AutoCorrect will correct your spelling in all programs, so you can use it for essays or reports, emails, presentations and on the web. The only exceptions are certain video games which deliberately block the methods the program uses. You can also choose to exclude a particular program from Read&Write AutoCorrect if you don’t want your spelling to be corrected in it.

Can I use the program with Music or Video Editing software?
Yes, however for example some streaming software programmes use the same shortcut keys, so you may need to reconfigure them in either of the programmes.

You could also pause Read&Write AutoCorrect or exclude it from a specific programme if required. We wouldn’t recommend this as you won't have Read&Write AutoCorrect supporting you in these programmes. 

How will Read&Write AutoCorrect improve my spelling
Read&Write AutoCorrect keeps track of your spelling mistakes so you can work on them in your own time. To see your most common misspellings, open Read&Write AutoCorrect and select “View corrections”. You can view the list alphabetically, in order of most/least corrected words, or by date.

Does Read&Write AutoCorrect correct every word I type?
Read&Write AutoCorrect automatically corrects many of your spelling mistakes in the background so you can focus on your work and spend less time spell-checking.
Sometimes, however, homophones or ambiguous words leave Read&Write AutoCorrect uncertain. If that’s the case, it won’t just guess. If the word is too close to another word for Read&Write AutoCorrect to decide, you will have the option to check which words Read&Write AutoCorrect is thinking of and then select the option.
This happens by pressing the F2 in a Windows computer and shift+command+A in a macOS computer. Once you have told Read&Write AutoCorrect what the correct word is, next time it knows to correct it for you.

Does Read&Write AutoCorrect collect data from me?
The only data we collect, if you allow us to, is an anonymised (=not linked to the user) list of words we have corrected. This is for product improvement purposes, to see how frequently and accurately we correct words and which words we are not correcting, but possibly should.
For this data collection, we filter out anything that looks like personally identifiable information, like names, addresses, email addresses, anything with numbers etc. You will find the data sharing setting on first installation and can always go to settings to change it later on.

The anonymised data (=list of words) is stored in our servers in Ireland

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