OSX’s New Distraction for novel writers.

OSX’s New Distraction for novel writers.

For those like me who have been living under a internet blocked cloud for the last week, the most important piece of OSX history has happened. OSX 10.9 Mavericks is now out in the wild. Weighing in a 5.95 Gig’s, this is going to kill alot of peoples rather crappy internet connections this week end. I am not home till friday night so will have to wait till Saturday but it means that after everything gets back up, my laptop will spend the whole weekend strapped to the modem downloading this new update!

 

Good luck everyone lets all celebrate!

Max OSX (Pages 09) and proofreading.

Max OSX (Pages 09) and proofreading.

While spell checking and proofreading my book in Pages 09 on Mac OSX I came across some oddities that make it difficult for the EN-UK users.

The spell checker and grammar rules rely on EN-US. Some of the rules are that colour is not recognised but the american color is recognised. SS is replaced as ZZ and the proofreader has a distaste of gender specific words. Some of this could be down to anti-discrimination rules and laws, but when you trying to write a historical based piece of work is gets down right annoying.

Call this a rant or a moan but I just thought this may be worth pointing out.