You wrote:

>... You could also specify in the Spelling Checker to ignore a period
>without a space after it (in Options) -- but that of course isn't a good
>answer because it wouldn't flag instances where you've accidentally left
>out the space.

But this will be a problem with variables as well. Variables (and 
cross-references) constitute a word break, so missing spaces (before or 
after the variable) are not reported by the spelling checker.
[ Current http://www.microtype.com/homeDoYouKnow.html lists some other 
limitations of FrameMaker's spelling checker ]

Shlomo Perets

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