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Michael Weiss
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Spell Checking

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How do you spell check in this forum?

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Post by SoonerSunDevil »

Copy and paste your post into Word and then run a spell check using Word. When you've finished using the spell check function, copy and paste the text from Word to your post. I think the FireFox browser might have a spell check built into the browser, but I'm not sure.

Sorry, I don't know of any other way to do it.



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I don't believe the forum has that capability built in.
How ancient is your web browser? An up-to-date web browser has spell-check capability that works on any web page.

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The Mutual Fund Investor wrote:How do you spell check in this forum?

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I use the spell-check function in Google Toolbar.
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I agree with CyberBob. Firefox's spell check is excellent. It just gives a thin red line under any word it doesn't recognize. Much easier than needing a spell checker for every site I type on.

As an additional tip, when a word gets the red underline, you can right-click on it and see suggestions or add it to the dictionary. 8)

For CyberBob, it recommends cybernetic, cyberspace and bayberries, among others. :lol
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Post by rich »

tashina wrote:I agree with CyberBob. Firefox's spell check is excellent. It just gives a thin red line under any word it doesn't recognize. Much easier than needing a spell checker for every site I type on.

As an additional tip, when a word gets the red underline, you can right-click on it and see suggestions or add it to the dictionary. 8)

For CyberBob, it recommends cybernetic, cyberspace and bayberries, among others. :lol
Firefox is EXCELLENT. It has the built in spell check as you type. Further, if you install an add-on called "Answers" it has dictionary capability. Simply alt-click on the word and it gives you the definition.
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As long as we are extolling the benefits of Firefox, we should not forget how pleasant it is to view websites (including M*) with no ads or popups. Firefox with AdBlock Plus does a wonderful job!

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Post by Index Fan »

Firefox with Adblock and NoScript add-ons is indeed a wonderful thing :)

For those without this great browser, try this useful site:

http://www.spellcheck.net/
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Post by Michael Weiss »

Thanks for the replies. The Google Tool Bar works just fine.

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Hi TMFI & Others:

Thanks to a tip I got here on the forum, I use ieSpell. Works great, and can be downloaded for free here: http://www.iespell.com/download.php

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Post by Karl »

Mel Lindauer wrote:Hi TMFI & Others:

Thanks to a tip I got here on the forum, I use ieSpell. Works great, and can be downloaded for free here: http://www.iespell.com/download.php

Regards,

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I use ieSpell too. Somebody on another forum that lacks spell check told me about it.
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tashina wrote:I agree with CyberBob. Firefox's spell check is excellent. It just gives a thin red line under any word it doesn't recognize. Much easier than needing a spell checker for every site I type on.

As an additional tip, when a word gets the red underline, you can right-click on it and see suggestions or add it to the dictionary. 8)

For CyberBob, it recommends cybernetic, cyberspace and bayberries, among others. :lol
Irritation alert. That browser uses *American* spelling. ;-).

I'm also quite capable of writing 'wood of' when I meant 'would've'. Spell checkers don't save you from yourself ;-).
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Post by Regal 56 »

Don’t know the author, but I have this poem on my refrigerator.

Eye halve a spelling chequer. It came with my pea sea.
It plane lee Marx four my revue miss steaks eye ken knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word and weight fore it two say
Weather eye em wrong oar write--it shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid, it nose bee four to long
And eye can put thee error rite. Its rarely ever wrong.
Eye halve run this poem threw it, I am shore your pleased too no.
Its let her purr fact inn it’s weigh. My chequer tolled me sew.

(To be honest, my spell check flagged “chequer.”)

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Post by CyberBob »

Valuethinker wrote:Irritation alert. That browser uses *American* spelling. ;-).
Firefox has both an English and a British English version of the actual browser.
Also, there are add-on dictionaries for Australian English, Canadian English, and British English.

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Post by nisiprius »

While we're at it...

"Spelling" is the correct spelling of spelling when the context is orthography, rather than wizardry.

Harry Potter checks spells, muggles check spelling.
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