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Old June 13th 19, 09:47 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Ken Springer wrote:

As time goes by, it gets harder and harder for me to see those mistakes.
By "see", I actually mean *see* the mistake. For instance, if the word
"saved" is in the text, and the font and size of the text is the right
physical size, when I focus my eyes on the "v", I do not see the
trailing "ed". :-(


No matter how many times you may proof your own writing, your eyes
(brain) tend to see what you expect to see. You know what you meant to
write, so that's what you tend to see. Many posters never review what
they wrote before hitting the Send button.
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Old June 14th 19, 02:58 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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On 6/13/19 2:47 PM, VanguardLH wrote:
Ken Springer wrote:

As time goes by, it gets harder and harder for me to see those mistakes.
By "see", I actually mean *see* the mistake. For instance, if the word
"saved" is in the text, and the font and size of the text is the right
physical size, when I focus my eyes on the "v", I do not see the
trailing "ed". :-(


No matter how many times you may proof your own writing, your eyes
(brain) tend to see what you expect to see. You know what you meant to
write, so that's what you tend to see.


Exactly. I tell people this all the time. Not only do you see what you
expect to see, you apply the meaning you are trying to convey, but the
text may convey a different meaning to a reader.

Many posters never review what
they wrote before hitting the Send button.



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Old June 14th 19, 07:08 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Mark Lloyd[_2_]
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On 6/13/19 3:47 PM, VanguardLH wrote:

[snip]

No matter how many times you may proof your own writing, your eyes
(brain) tend to see what you expect to see. You know what you meant to
write, so that's what you tend to see. Many posters never review what
they wrote before hitting the Send button.


Yes. I'm trying to do better with my posts, and they have improved. A
few strange typos still get through at times.

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