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Discussion in 'Help & Feedback' started by Blacky, 12th Jan, 2016.

  1. Blacky

    Blacky Well-Known Member

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    @Simon Hampel (or someone else).

    Is there are spell check function? If so how do you find/activate it?

    Sadly my spelling is bellow average, and I need all the help I can get to make me sound more smarter.

    Blacky
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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  3. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    Most browsers have a built in spell checker these days. I use Firefox. Just make sure you use the UK version (rather than the US version).
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I use Chrome and it's inbuilt. If I mispell something it has read dots under the word.

    Like misspell not mispell.
     
  5. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    I wouldn't worry - haven't noticed too many major blunders. At least we know what you're trying to say.
     
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    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    When new users post they should really take notice of "advise and advice", especially in their thread titles...
     
  7. wogitalia

    wogitalia Well-Known Member

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    This makes me think you're using Internet Explorer... Download Chrome or Firefox and welcome to the future :)

    If you're using one of those, turn on the spell check feature on them. (You can right click in this box and got to Language settings for Chrome for example).

    If you need more help you can always download a spelling add-on.
     
  8. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Alas he's probably at work on a SOE computer but he might have Chrome as an option.
     
  9. Blacky

    Blacky Well-Known Member

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    I more notice crappy typo's after I have posted, then have to go back and edit (or choose to ignore). It irks me.

    As WM said I am at work so dont have the choice. No option for anything this side of the 90's.

    If I get really stuck on a word I will check the dictionary - but more likely use my built in thesaurus to substitute the word (c'mon - I know you all do it too).

    Blacky
     
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  10. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Wow that's really committed, good on you. Yeah I know what you mean about the typos. I'm using a tablet and it's just too easy to make a mistake.
     
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    Heinz57 Well-Known Member

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    I'm on i pad and corrections are auto suggested. But sometimes these make for better reading. I know Rolf uses voice to text and this week he suggested something may be "ill eagle". Has made me laugh all week. The vision of the misbehaving sick bird is much more effective.

    I hate bad grammar but the odd typo doesn't hurt.
     
  12. Simon Hampel

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    @Blacky - I now recall a conversation we had a few months back when we discussed your work environment and which I think we both agreed completely sucks.

    Unfortunately, server-based spell checking is resource intensive and slows down the user interface somewhat compared to what modern browsers can offer.

    The web industry has standardised on browser based spell checking solutions, so I don't think we're likely to see a server-based solution gain much traction anyway (although I'm pretty sure they do exist).

    Either way, a server-side solution likely wouldn't work in your environment anyway due to restrictions on the specific browser (or more accurately, the age of the browser) you are forced to use - it simply can't do what is required to make server-side spell checking work.

    My best advice when composing a post when you actually care about spelling - is to write it in Word or some other tool where you do have spell checking available, and then copy and paste it into your post once you're happy with the spelling.
     
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  13. Blacky

    Blacky Well-Known Member

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    Huh - ok. Well I will just carry on sitting here in my spandex listening to Duran Duran and big Bruce waiting for my company to launch us into the 90's.

    In the meantime you lot will just have to live with my crap spelling. Its not (entirely) my fault.

    Blacky
     
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