View Full Version : Spell check?
02-15-2008, 09:16 PM
John, Whats the chance of getting spell check plugged into the board? Then after we write a post, and before we submit it we can do a spell check and sound more convincing and intelleagent. I know some people have a real hang up when you spell those long words wrong.http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gifhttp://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/biggrin.gif
02-16-2008, 01:31 AM
IDK about u, but I use firefox and every time i spell a word wrong..it underlines it with a small red dotted line and all i have to do is right click on the word...and I have a list of words with the correct spellings...
02-16-2008, 01:52 AM
Thanks snowfan470, I never knew that about firefox which I also have.
02-16-2008, 11:55 AM
Thats neat, I never knew that either. I was always trying to figure out where to find the correct spelling when it underlined it.
02-16-2008, 06:09 PM
When u open firefox, go to Tools at the top, and then options. Once u have that open, go to the advanced tab and there is a spot that u check off for the browser to check your spelling as u type. But, this is only for firefox..idk about the rest..
02-16-2008, 10:42 PM
Oh crap, I don't have firefox. I guess I might have to get ahold of the great frnash for help on this one.
This is Houston calling "Frnash"..... do you copy?
02-16-2008, 11:40 PM
"I don't have firefox.
Houston calling "Frnash
In the deep, resonant voice and words of the The Addams Family (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Addams_Family_%28TV_series%29)'s manservant, Lurch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lurch):
That's easy to fix; you can find it here Firefox2 (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/)
(Current version is 188.8.131.52)
02-17-2008, 01:21 AM
haha its not that hard...frnash has a link right there, but all u'd have to do is go to GOOGLE and search firefox...simple
02-17-2008, 02:12 AM
" all u'd have to do is go to GOOGLE and search firefox"</font>
But be careful doin' that, there appear to be a few imposters out there; the one in my link is the legitimate one!
02-17-2008, 11:52 AM
Thanks Lurch..ah I mean Frnash http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/biggrin.gif
I'll have to get that downloaded soon. Will there be any problems with my windows XP when I do the download?
02-17-2008, 12:02 PM
Frnash, I just looked at firefox2 in which you recommended. If I do the free download will it be on my tool bar or will it just pop up when I spell words wrong? Or will it be loaded into my accessories?
02-17-2008, 04:13 PM
"If I do the free download will it be on my tool bar
It's been such a long time I really don't remember, but you can put it wherever you like; perhaps download it to the desktop then copy it (or really a shortcut) to the quick launch portion of the task bar (from where I launch it for browsing).
After it is installed, fire it up, and click on [Tools | Options ] from the menu,
then in the Options window, choose the Advanced icon and the General tab.
In the Browsing section, click on the check box for Check my spelling as I type and click OK.
That should get you started.
Eventually you will probably want to make Firefox your default browser.
Later, you may want to check out and/or experiment with various of the other options too; they're fairly straightforward.
When you have a chance (no great hurry), check out the [Tools | Add-ons ] then the Get extensions link to see the various extensions that are available. (When you get there, check out the most popular/most downloaded extensions for clues.)
(All of this is far easier to do than to describe. Unlike most MS products, Firefox has a relatively simple, comfortable feel to it.)
While surfin' with Firefox, as you compose a message, a misspelled word will show a red underline (right in the message input area) as the cursor moves off the word. Right click on the errant word and you will be offered a choice of alternate spellings
02-17-2008, 04:20 PM
The spell checker is built right into Firefox. You don't have to do anything other than install Firefox and away you go. You may have to add a few words to the FF dictonary because the developers missed a few but its pretty great if you ask me. Also, using Firefox is <font size="+2">way, way, way</font> more secure than Microsoft IE ever will. (Not brand bashing, just stating facts)http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/rofl.gif
02-17-2008, 08:46 PM
Thanks frnash and toadster, I'm going to download tonite, wish me luck.
02-18-2008, 05:12 PM
toadster, I downloaded firefox last nite. I see it underlines misspelled words but where do you go to find the correct spelling? I have outlook express for my emails, and when I click on spell check it gives me different words to chose for correction. I'm confused!!
02-22-2008, 02:42 AM
U have to right click on the misspelled word and it gives u a list of words with the correct spellings .. . .
02-24-2008, 09:24 PM
Yup, found that out when I was playing. Thanks All.
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