"Total Access Speller is a solid product. If you need spell checking
in your applications, you should get Total Access Speller."
Paul Litwin, Editor, Smart Access Product Review
Product Review - Total Access
Speller For Access 2002
Mike Gunderloy, January 29, 2002
Total Access Speller for Microsoft Access 2002, $199 FMS, Inc.
I had a chance to put the new version of Total Access Speller
through its paces recently, and it performed perfectly. You may be
wondering why you need an add-on spell checker when Access has its
own built in. The answer, of course, is to check the things that
Access won't: specifically, your user interface. Ever delivered an
application to a client and THEN discovered that you spelled "iventory"
wrong on the main form? Yeah, it's embarrassing.
TA Speller is designed to save you from that "oops" sensation. It
works as an add-on for Access databases (though not for projects).
In operation, it's simple: Pick the objects you want to check, pick
the properties you want to check, and turn it loose. TA Speller
builds a table of all the property values and invokes the built-in
Access speller to check it. This gives you the benefit of any
changes you've made to the dictionary without having to re-enter
The product works as advertised, and quickly found a few mistakes
in the applications I tested it on. The user interface is a trifle
confusing, because, of course, the spell-checker shows you the field
name that FMS chose in building their table, and you may wonder what
"Ignore 'txtPropertyValue' field" is all about. But that's the only
rough edge I found in a very useful product.