I take a lot of notes when working no matter if it is learning new stuff or working on projects for my job I have found that great note taking can save you lots of time down the road. The note taking application installed with Backtrack Linux is called KeepNote and provides the all of the functionality that I typically need when taking notes such as folders for organization, easy way(s) to backup notes, tabs, and all the other basics. One thing that does not work out of the box for KeepNote on Backtrack 5 R3 is Spellcheck which I use regularly to make sure my slang has not found itself into the notes I am sharing with others. Below we outline a quick way to enable spellcheck in KeepNote 0.7.7 on Backtrack 5 release 3.
Ever since I started using windows I had to switch for irssi to X-chat for my irc client. I know there is a irssi for Windows but it lacked many of the features the Linux version has. So anyway, I am a horrible speller so I decided I needed spell check on X-Chat. Turns out it is pretty easy to do so I decided to make a quick post on the steps.
I wasn’t sure if Notepad++ was going to install properly on my new laptop running Windows 7 64-Bit. After the initial installation of Notepad++ I was receiving an error that I assumed must be related to the fact that this was a 64-Bit OS and not a 32-Bit OS. The issue ended up being a silly mistake on my end and was very easy to resolve. Below I explain the error along with how to resolve the error. This should resolve the problem on any version of Windows regardless of if the OS is 64-Bit or 32-Bit.
Spell check is not installed on Windows Notepad++ by default so to make it work you actually have to install a third party application called Aspell. To check and see if Aspell is installed on your Notepad++ version simply open a new document, write a sentence, and then click the spell check button which is shown in the image below.
Notepad++ is an upgraded notepad application that provides a lot of functionality past the typical notepad application in Windows. Not only does it provide a tab system to view multiple files easily at the same time but it provides functionality to open and edit many more file types. To add spellcheck to Notepad++ you will need to download and install Aspell which you can complete by using the directions below.