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
<font color="0000ff">hotwire:
&#34;I don&#39;t have firefox.
Houston calling &#34;Frnash …&#34;</font>

In the deep, resonant voice and words of the The Addams Family (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Addams_Family_%28TV_series%29)&#39;s manservant, Lurch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lurch):


That&#39;s easy to fix; you can find it here Firefox2 (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/)
&#40;Current version is;

02-17-2008, 01:21 AM
haha its not that hard...frnash has a link right there, but all u&#39;d have to do is go to GOOGLE and search firefox...simple

02-17-2008, 02:12 AM
<font color="0000ff">snowfan470:
&#34; all u&#39;d have to do is go to GOOGLE and search firefox&#34;</font>

But be careful doin&#39; 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&#39;ll have to get that downloaded soon. Will there be any problems with my windows XP when I do the download?

Houston Out!

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
<font color="0000ff">hotwire:
&#34;If I do the free download will it be on my tool bar …&#34;</font>

It&#39;s been such a long time I really don&#39;t remember, but you can put it wherever you like; perhaps download it to the desktop then copy it &#40;or really a shortcut&#41; to the quick launch portion of the task bar &#40;from where I launch it for browsing&#41;.

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&#39;re fairly straightforward.

When you have a chance &#40;no great hurry&#41;, check out the [Tools | Add-ons ] then the Get extensions link to see the various extensions that are available. &#40;When you get there, check out the most popular/most downloaded extensions for clues.&#41;

&#40;All of this is far easier to do than to describe. Unlike most MS products, Firefox has a relatively simple, comfortable feel to it.&#41;

While surfin&#39; with Firefox, as you compose a message, a misspelled word will show a red underline &#40;right in the message input area&#41; 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&#39;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. &#40;Not brand bashing, just stating facts&#41;http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/rofl.gif


02-17-2008, 08:46 PM
Thanks frnash and toadster, I&#39;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&#39;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.