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    Hi, I need to code a primitive text editor for school that can edit text files with the following methods:

    1. String spellCheck () // finds the first occurrence of spelling error and returns the misspelled word. If no word is misspelled returns "Spell Check Passed".
    2. void spellCheckAll() // find all misspelled words and output them to the screen.

    These methods are supposed to use a text file of some 10,000 words as their "dictionary." The methods will need to be applied to long text files (300+ page books). I was planning on representing the text files as huge Strings, but I'm not sure how I would search through them word by word to compare to my dictionary list. I could change the way that I represent the files in memory, but Strings seem to be the most convenient data structure for the other methods I need for the editor. Can anyone help?

    Thanks for your help


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    Hello and welcome to the forums.

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    I know how to read and write files line by line, just not word by word. I guess I could search for blank spaces and create strings from whatever's in between. It just seems like there must be an easy way to scan a string word by word.

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    Default Re: Primitive text editor

    Use Java swing as desktop application
    Use Java + GWT plugin as web text editor application


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    // reading command file, assigning it to RandomAccessFile for traversing.
    File inputFile = new File(commandFile);
    RandomAccessFile raf = new RandomAccessFile(inputFile, "r");
    String theLine = raf.readLine();

    while (theLine!= null)
    {
    //whitespace before and after the string is removed.
    theLine = theLine.trim();
    //split the current line. Put each token into array.
    String [] tokens = theLine.split("\\s+");

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