Spell check!!!!!

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Just noticed this morning that when I make a spelling error, the word gets a special underline! Doesn't show once the post is up (for everyone else to see who's a bad speller) but it lets me know, in case I want to fix it. You can be sure I do; see my sig line. :blush:

And I discovered that if I put my cursor on the word and right-click, I get a menu of possible alternative spellings, and the chance to add the word to my dictionary -- or is it to the ChefTalk dictionary? Quick, somebody type ChefTalk and see if it gets underlined! ;)

But I keep wondering: since spelling is not exactly the strong suit of so many people here, will they get blinded by all those little red dots? :lol:


In any case, a very cool feature! Thanks, Nicko. :D
 
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I'm not seeing that, Suzanne. Do you have to enable it in some way, or view during "Preview Post"?

I'm a stickler as well after 30 years of grading students' papers and growing up with a mom who was an English teacher. :D She still corrects my grammar. :blush:
 
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Actually it sounds as if your using the new Firefox browser with the built in spell check.
 
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Nope- still using MSExplorer.
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Hmmm.... maybe you need an official Stickler Certification to get functional spell-checking. :lol:
 
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is it the most recent edition? Cause they've been trying to rip-off firefox, so they probably added in an integrated spell-checker as one of their latest attempts.
 
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I discovered that little quirk quite by accident a few years ago. I used to go through the whole process of using the spell checker, but it is soooo much easier to do the right click thing. I truly didn't know it was there, and I too am using the old programs.
 
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