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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 10-15-2009 10:32 PM 1259 views 0 times favorited 44 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2009 10:32 PM

I wonder if it would be ventually possible to have a spellchecker and some smileys here man that would be so good especially the spellchecker with my wobbly hand movementsLOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 10:37 PM

I agree Alistair. A spellchecker would be nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 10:40 PM

I agree to. That’s why I can’t use the bigger words when I’m complementing someone’s project, can’t spell them. Now a smiling face should go right there.

-- Janice

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 10:46 PM

you got my vote! (smiley face)!

-- John @

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 10:52 PM

Firefox and Google Chrome already do spell checking on all text entry boxes (they are both much safer to use than IE as well)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#5 posted 10-15-2009 10:53 PM

bentlyj ’s deal looks good ,
i got it in my mac already ,
it works great !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 10-16-2009 12:14 AM

You may have noticed my post Topamax typing and spelling is the pits. The easiest way to do it is compose in Word, spell check, then copy and paste :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 10-16-2009 12:38 AM

I agree with janice—those big words are tough, even for a college gaduate(I had 4 years a 100 years ago)lol

I belong to another forum and they have smiley faces of all types—sad, happy, mad, sunglasses—well you get the pixs—oooops—picture!!! I hate having to have a dictionary right here all the time, but if I can’t pronounce, I can’t look it up !!!!!!!!!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#8 posted 10-16-2009 12:42 AM


As Damian said, Firefox and Google Chrome both have built in spell checkers. They are both also less likely to be the source of hackers getting into you computer. And best of all, they are FREE!! My personal favorite is Firefox but Chrome is great, too. Give them a try. They can be run on your computer at the same time as Internet Explorer so if you find you don’t like them, your can remove them and revert back to IE.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 10-16-2009 12:56 AM

Another vote for Firefox, Alistair. I’m a pretty good speller, but it lets me know if I drop a letter or mix-up the i’s and e’s… Smiley faces started with people making their own, those still work… :-)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 10-16-2009 01:01 AM

It’s already built in. I’d think Internet Explorer would have one but maybe it doesn’t. Most other browsers do. If you do have one it would be under ‘edit’ in the menu bar.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#11 posted 10-16-2009 01:06 AM

To me reading through a bunch of happy faces, dogs ,cats,or whatever drives me crazy. I always need the spell check. I use googles’

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 10-16-2009 01:31 AM

Ditto on the comments about Firefox and Google Chrome. Firefox has great features… Chrome is no-frills but lightning fast. Both do spell check automatically.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 10-16-2009 01:33 AM

Internet Explorer doesn’t have one i have ever found.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 10-16-2009 01:34 AM

Spellcheckers have over the years have proven to have little or no effect.
People still screw up the King’s language. Many wrong words are are spelled correctly.

Simply witness this board…sorry my friends, it’s not all posters just enough to make it a sad, ugly fact.

If one does not take time to carefully post to supposedly an important audience and friends, one seemingly does not take time to do a good job—the right job—on their woodworking projects.

By all and any means…if any smiley crap cartoons appears or allowed here I’m gone.
(To some that may be a good thing).

A sidebar: We certainly, and we suspect many others, have never had a problem with any of the OP’s “wobbly hand movements.”
Interesting to note post ended with a LOL, meaning forget everything.

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#15 posted 10-16-2009 01:49 AM

I know a good many folks who are brilliant by any measure, yet who cannot spell well. I also know some very good spellers who are absolute morons in most other ways. A persons’ spelling or lack thereof cannot and does not correlate, in my humble opinion, to their woodworking ability.

I do not vote for the smiley faces myself. I, however, have no problem is they end up on this site and people use them. I might even use them myself from time to time. But I do not think they are necessary.

Neither do I think ending a post with “LOL” means forget everything. I think it means what it means – he’s making light of his wobbly hand movements, which is perfectly alright in my book.

Just my two cents.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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