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13 September 1999 (C9918) ~ Contemporary plc, the specialist in application development solutions, announces the imminent arrival of VSSPELL 6.0 from Videosoft that lets Visual Basic developers add spell checking and thesaurus functionality to any Windows application with minimal coding. As well as a 400% increase in the standard dictionary size, version 6.0 has enhanced customisation features and a new word ‘check as you type’ feature like MS Word has. Scheduled as available from 20 September, VSSPELL 6.0 supports Visual Basic 5.0 and 6.0 and will be £149 + VAT from Contemporary.

Key enhancements and new features
; New! ‘As-you-type’ spell checking for regular text boxes and rich text boxes. As the user types, spelling mistakes are underlined with a wiggly red line just like Microsoft Word. Alternately, the TypingError event can be trapped to provide users with custom warnings. Now there is no limitation on text length so VSSPELL can quickly spell check entire documents at once.

; Option to autolink to RichTextEdit controls to correct spelling mistakes without altering the text format.

; Built-in dialog boxes make it easy to customise functionality like automatic or manual correction, generation of suggestions for misspelled words and underlining of bad words.

; 400% expansion of the standard US English dictionary: now over 250,000 entries. Developers may also incorporate their own dictionaries for other languages or for specialised applications such as medical or legal terms. A utility for building and maintaining dictionaries is included.

; Completely rewritten using ATL technology, VideoSoft VSSPELL 6.0 is smaller, faster - it spell checks documents twice as fast as the previous version - and no additional supporting DLLs have to be distributed with applications.

About Contemporary: Contemporary plc (formerly Contemporary Software Ltd) delivers information technology solutions to businesses of all sizes. The company provides consultancy, training, system implementation, application development and technical support. These services are based on an extensive portfolio of software products for which Contemporary is the exclusive UK distributor. Contemporary’s Head Office is in Ascot, with a Technology Centre in Exeter and Training Centre in Windsor. For more information, visit

David Whitehead, Contemporary plc, Tel: 01344 873434 x215

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