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If you don’t know exactly how something is spelled you can try using Panorama’s sounds like option. To use this option open the Find/Select dialog, choose the field to search, then choose the Sounds Like option. If I search for names that “sound like” Alan, I’ll also find Allen, and any other names that sound similar.

The sounds like option isn’t perfect, but it can find most similar sounds and spellings. You must, however, know the first letter of the word or name you are looking for. For example, the sounds like option will never think that the name Ellen sounds like Alan because the two names start with different letters.

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10.0UpdatedCarried over from Panorama 6.0, with updates.