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PSION ORGANISER II
Concise Oxford Spelling Checker


Your Psion Organiser II and the plug-in Concise Oxford Spelling Checker form a sophisticated pocket computer system. While they have been designed for ease of use, we suggest that you read this booklet in conjunction with your Organiser II Operating Manual. to ensure you make the best of their capabilities.

To avoid possible damage to your Organiser II and all associated Psion products, they should not be subjected to extremes of temperature or humidity, nor should they be subjected to hard knocks or immersed in liquids. Do not use volatile fluids when cleaning the case.

LIMITED WARRANTY

If within 12 months of purchase, this Program Pack can be shown to be faulty, Psion will (at the option of the purchaser) refund the purchase price or replace the Program Pack. All other liabilities arising from any error, defect or failure of the Program Pack are excluded, including incidental or consequential damage or loss. This does not affect your statutory consumer rights.

"CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY" COPYRIGHT OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1982, 1985.

OXFORD IS A TRADEMARK OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

CONCISE OXFORD WORD LIST LICENSED BY WANG LABORATORIES INC.

© Copyright Psion Limited 1986. All rights reserved. This Concise Oxford Spelling Checker manual and the programs referred to therein are copyrighted works of Psion Limited, London, England. Reproduction in whole or in part, including utilisation in machines capable of reproduction or retrieval, without the express written permission of Psion Limited, is prohibited. Reverse engineering is also prohibited.

DESIGN REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS NOS. 1019736 & 1019737
PATENT APPLICATION NO. 8412628.

 

Typeset by Keywords, Manchester Printed by Premier Metropolis Limited, London


CONTENTS

1 Introduction 2 Installing the Concise Oxford Spelling Checker 3 Finding a Word 4 Troubleshooting 5 Warranty


1
INTRODUCTION

In the box containing this manual you will have found a Program Pack labelled CONCISE OXFORD SPELLING CHECKER for your Organiser II. This pack is identical to an ordinary datapak except that it comes pre-filled with data on English words and special programs to enable these to be found easily and quickly. It is plugged into your Organiser II in exactly the same way as an ordinary datapak; remove the drive cover (or datapak if fitted) from one of the drives of your Organiser by pulling on the knurled surface, and simply insert the CONCISE OXFORD SPELLING CHECKER into the empty slot in the normal way.

The CONCISE OXFORD SPELLING CHECKER is a substantial software system which enhances the Organiser II and enables it to be used as a rapid reference for the spelling of English words. It contains approximately 23,000 words, carefully chosen to be of maximum value to as wide a range of English users as possible. All three-letter words have been omitted from the word list and plurals of nouns which involve only the addition of "s" have been excluded, and may therefore be assumed. However, different or unusual plurals are always included.

Similarly, the object form, past-tense form and genitive form of verbs involving the addition of a simple "d" or "ing" respectively, have not been included Again, unusual forms are always included.

To check the spelling of a word, you simply key in the first three (or more) letters; the CONCISE OXFORD SPELLING CHECKER immediately displays those words which match the clue you have given.


2
INSTALLING THE CONCISE OXFORD SPELLING CHECKER

Make sure that your Organiser II is off by pressing ON/CLEAR to get to the top level menu, and then selecting the OFF option {the last option in the menu)

Remove a datapak or a device cover from one at the slots on the back of your Organiser II and fit the CONCISE OXFORD SPELLING CHECKER firmly in place. Press the ON/CLEAR key and this will automatically install DICT as an option in the top level menu of the Organiser. DICT will be found in the second-last position of the menu (just before OFF). Use the LEFT or RIGHT keys to verify this.


3
FINDING A WORD

On selecting the DICT option of the top level menu, the Organiser will display the following:

DICT:_  

Simply key in the first three letters of the word you want and words matching these will be displayed on the bottom line. Pressing EXE or DOWN enables you to step through these one by one. Pressing the UP key takes you back through the words already examined.

For example, to check the spelling of "necessarily", key in "NEC". The Organiser responds by displaying:

DICT:NEC_   necessarily

If you now press the DOWN key, you will be shown all other words which also start with "NEC".

If you want to be more explicit, you can add extra letters to your clue at any time. For each letter added, the Organiser will display a reduced list of words corresponding more closely to the clue you have entered.

If the Organiser cannot find any words which correspond to the clue you have entered, the message "NOT FOUND" is displayed and the machine will wait for you to alter the clue. You can alter the last character simply by overtyping it, or you can press DEL to delete the last two characters, or you can press ON/CLEAR to clear the whole clue, ready to enter a new one.

To return to the top level menu of your Organiser, clear the search clue by pressing ON/CLEAR, and then press ON/CLEAR again.


4
TROUBLESHOOTING

If, after installing the CONCISE OXFORD SPELLING CHECKER as described in Chapter 2, you cannot find DICT in the top level menu, make sure that you have properly examined all options in this menu by using the RIGHT key repeatedly until you have stepped through past the OFF option

If DICT is still not there, press the ON/CLEAR key a couple of times and try again.

Also ensure that the CONCISE OXFORD SPELLING CHECKER pack is correctly plugged into the Organiser.


5
WARRANTY

Your Psion Organiser II Program Pack carries a one year warranty against mechanical or electrical failure from any cause other than in the case of misuse or damage arising from negligence. There are no user-serviceable parts within your program pack, and any attempt to dismantle or repair your program pack other than by an Appointed Psion Service Agent will invalidate this warranty.

Should you experience any problems consult both this and your basic Organiser II Operating Manual with particular reference to the troubleshooting sections. If you find no solution to your problem, send your program pack in suitable protective packaging to:

Service Department
Psion PLC
Standard Road
London NW106EU

Psion can accept no responsibility for goods damaged in transit to us. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.