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I downloaded the new spellchecker (it's in the upper right corner of a add post / reply screen - the icon is an "abc" with a check mark under it) and it's a great improvement over the other. You actually have to download something (I read all the fine print, no adware, spyware, etc.), takes about 30 seconds, and after that, when you click the spell-check icon it'll run the checker.

One of the best improvements is you can now 'add' to the dictionary as you check. So if it finds a word not found (like Brietling or a user name) you can click 'add' so next time it won't stop there. Much better than the old IMO..

I highly recommend downlading it! :thumbup:
 

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Spell check can be a blessing. But the spell checkers I have experience with are not able to allow for context. Reliance on spell check leads to errors that abound on posts on every forum I use. "To" is used instead of "too." "Your" is used when "you're" is meant. They are all spelled correctly, so spell check doesn't catch them. But they only sound alike, and have different meanings. Furthermore, a lack of emphasis in our educational system on word origins leads to even more twisting of the language. "She waited with baited breath" makes no sense whatever, but people no longer know that the origin of the phrase lies in a shortening of the word "abated." "Bated breath" is the correct phrase. People will write: "Leroy's enthusiasm should be reigned in" instead of "reined in" because they don't know the correct word's equestrian origins. A spell check with the ability to see words in context would be a powerful tool for a lot of people.
 

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Another option is the Google Tool bar that includes an excellent, easy to use and lightening fast spell checker for anything you enter on any website.

Bill
 

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I can't find it on my computer. Hal
hey Hal,

Click reply to any post and in the post reply window you should see an 'abc' with a check mark below it directly above the Smilies icons on the upper right side. Click the 'abc' icon & it should take you to the site to download it. You may have to turn off pop-up blocker if it's running....
 

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hey Hal,

Click reply to any post and in the post reply window you should see an 'abc' with a check mark below it directly above the Smilies icons on the upper right side. Click the 'abc' icon & it should take you to the site to download it. You may have to turn off pop-up blocker if it's running....
My pop-up blocker is turned off and I still don't get the ABC with check mark...any suggestions? I use Mozilla Firefox, by the way.
 

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thank you Scott. I see you plane still has no sizzle :)
 

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Nope.. Hopefully we'll get an answer soon on how to do that.. But, I'm sure they're busy making sure all the serious stuff is working first.

No problem, we'll get the answer soon I'm sure... :thumbup1:

Untill then I'll just have to wind up some rubber bands to put on it.... :biggrin:
 

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I got it automatically, as I use this software for other boards as well...

I agree it is much nicer than the old one!:tongue_smilie:
 

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Here's an excellent little spell checker that I've been using for quite some time. It is compatible with my email and any text field in IE, hence the name.

CAUTION: Use of a spell checker does not negate the necessity of proofreading your work. A spell checker is a useful software, not a substitute for wetware. :D

http://msn-cnet.com.com/ieSpell/3000-12772_4-10603528.html?tag=pub]ieSpell 2.5.1 build 106

Here's an excellent link to go along with the spell checker.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/

I have a function whereby I can look up any word I highlight, which is accessed by right clicking my mouse. I believe this function is part ot the IEspell download.
 

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Wetware is the mush pile we carry around in our skulls.

Some, like mine, are a tad softer than others.:scared:
 
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