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Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 15:02:56 -0800
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Alia,

> If the default value is a positive state (i.e. the spell checker is  
> enabled). Does it make sense that the checkbox statement is  
> "disable spell checker"?

You might consider the following:

Use a checkbox that defaults to a checked state and "Enable spell  
checker" as the label.
1. The user can then uncheck the box to disable
2. Provides a clear label and makes the default state obvious,  
without making the user have to think about it

Hope this helps,

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marilyn tahl

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