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Forum topic by OutPutter posted 07-22-2008 09:29 AM 1030 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2008 09:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: spelling pages page numbers question

This is not only the best wood site on the net, it’s one of the best sites on the net so I feel a little guilty making suggestions but, here goes.

Can we have a spell checker for the posts, comments, etc.?

Also, when I’m looking through the projects, I always have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to change pages. Can you put the page numbers at the top of the page also?

Thanks again Martin and anyone else who helps you do what you do.

-- Jim


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#1 posted 07-22-2008 12:38 PM

spell something wrong and it will underline in red. Right click the misspelled word, and you will get a few suggestions on the correct spelling. I know this because I am a very poor speller.

-- Berta in NC

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#2 posted 07-22-2008 01:50 PM

spell something wrong and it will underline in red.

That is if you use Firefox. IE doesn’t do that.

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#3 posted 07-22-2008 02:28 PM

Didn’t realize Firefox did that. Another reason to use it more often.

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

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#4 posted 07-22-2008 03:07 PM

That’s cool for FF users. I don’t really have a choice because I use company assets and time to ….
oooops… I mean I prefer to use IE. Yeah, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I mean if we go down the road of letting the browser check the spelling of anything within its “walls”, then pretty soon Windows will be doing the same thing instead of letting each application do its own spell checking. That’s crazy talk. Right?

-- Jim

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#5 posted 07-22-2008 03:33 PM

Your question got me wondering, so I did a quick Google and came up with a little freeware program to check spelling in IE.

http://www.iespell.com/

It doesn’t automatically highlight misspelled words, but you can right click and click on “check spelling” when you finish typing your comments. I downloaded and installed in about 2 minutes.

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

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#6 posted 07-22-2008 03:38 PM

Charlie’s suggestion is a pretty good one. I ewes it and it worx vry whale. :-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#7 posted 07-22-2008 03:39 PM

Tim must have the special “Georgia” version. :-)

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

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#8 posted 07-22-2008 03:58 PM

I appreciate that Charlie but I’m stuck again with those IE disciplinarians that don’t want anything cool on my computer. It also made me think that some kind of verification that it doesn’t do anything sneaky or malicious behind the scenes would be a good idea before actually installing a new program. I trust your recommendation but I heard a few other guys talking and, well you know.

-- Jim

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#9 posted 07-22-2008 04:35 PM

I understand the workplace constraints.

As far as the danger of installing shareware or freeware, I won’t install anything unless it is on one of the major download sites like CNET, and has already been downloaded by thousands of people. In this case, there are over a million downloads, so I feel pretty safe.

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

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#10 posted 07-22-2008 11:07 PM

wahts rong wit al ar speelin habets?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#11 posted 07-22-2008 11:44 PM

OutPutter, do you have MS Word on your computer? I Use FF but I use MS Word to edit my posts before posting them. Just copy and paste.

-- .

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#12 posted 07-24-2008 10:31 AM

seems typos are the biggest culprit, but that’s my best excuse

-- Ciao, gth.

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#13 posted 07-24-2008 11:00 AM

What spell check do you want Jim, English or American. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 07-24-2008 11:15 AM

I really didn’t know Firefox did that. I just learned something new.

-- Berta in NC

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#15 posted 07-24-2008 06:18 PM

I have Word but I’m way to lazy to copy and paste everything I type. LOL.

I’d need a Texan version spell checker anyway…

Thanks for all the great ideas ya’ll.

-- Jim

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