MOD EDIT: Riverrat here:
There was another thread in these forums that was hijacked from its original topic, and turned into a thread about a browser-based spellchecker or something - I've moved that stuff to here (see below):
Did you know that you can get a program for FREE that will check your spelling in forums such as this one?
Quite often, our spelling is used to determine a lot of things by many different people. Showing a professional image is helpful if a person is to be trusted. Using big words may impress some but fail to impress others. I am turned off by seeing words that I have to look up in the dictionary or use Google for.
Anyway. . .. . .to the point
ieSpell - Once loaded and you use this forum. . . after typing what you want, move your cursor up to top where it says Message: (just below Title and then RIGHT click . ... one of the options will read " Check Spelling " . .. . . ieSpell options are there also.
How to use Google as a dictionary .. . to find out what dictionary means, type - define: dictionary into Google and . ... . Enter . .. there it is.
Last edited by riverrat; 09-04-2008 at 09:53 PM.
Thank you Smokey. Once again you share helpfull information. I am well aware of the impression inacurate spelling presents, and I will see if I can get this going. I downloaded one tool, but it appears I have to type the text in the box and then move it where ever, another process I havn't learned yet. Thankfully I have an office for letters etc with spell check and that helps a lot. I'm going back to see what big miss-spelled perhaps words I have used. In this case, if so it could be due to field specific lingo. Ill try to download this tool, great if it works for me here!
Well I do have some form of it but with the right click and IE spelling options I get a dialog box requiring a license or paid version it appears. I likely downloaded the wrong thing but I am writing a message to see if I can spell check in anyway at all. Well, no I suppose it considers the forum not personal use? Hmmm, well, at least they respect me at work where there is a spellcheck.
When you go to ieSpell options, ignore Enter Licence or Buy Now on the FIRST about us tab. . . it does not apply.
Use the tabs at the top to change your language or items on the general tab.
Use Check Spelling on the right click menu.
So I am ignoring the about us tab. I am not getting a check spelling command button anywhere, english is set, Im not sure where in the box I tell it to check the spelling so do you bring up the box from under message and then push O.K. and it will spellcheck? Isn't doing anything. Do not get it. Thanks though, and if this is spelled correctly it is intense concentration or an accident.
After you type a message in the reply box, you right click with your cursor above the message and you should get the picture below.
Click on "Check Spelling"
O.K. I thank you for that and somehow check spelling is not an option I am getting. Under ie spell options I get Merium Webster Dictionary. I must have downloaded only part of this tool or took the wrong option from the list. Check spelling is exactly the choice I was looking for. I shall go back and follow that link to see if my list will include check spelling.
Well I have tried downloading the spell check options from evry available angle and have restarted the computer three times. All I seem to be getting is the set up box and no spell check option. I so hate when that happens. It may be hard to believe I have a college diploma, awards for being top of my class in my chosen field, and as much to say as anyone else when I enter the forum. I have rebelled for years that minor appearances are so important, then I matured and realized this is reality. My poor spelling is the result of extremely poor eyesight that was not diagnosed till grade four. On the forum it is the result of speed and carelessness but if my responses are not fast I have no time to make them. This tool is the answer to the problem and i will take shots at trying to download spell check often. It is a great link.
Are you using Internet Explorer or Mozilla for the Internet?
Do NOT click on ieSpell Options.
Click on Check Spelling.