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Spell checker

(12 Posts)
Jacey Tue 16-Aug-11 21:16:50

Hi there a spell checker I can access on this site please ...if not ...can we have one?
Yes ...I use 'preview conversation' ...but I often read what I think I've written ...not what I've actually written or mis-typed.

Does anyone else have these senile/blonde moments?

Baggy Tue 16-Aug-11 21:19:54

If you make a spell-checker available, please, please, please make it optional! I hate the things!
But jacey's welcome!

JosieGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 17-Aug-11 09:33:10

Spell-checker, interesting idea! Lots of browsers (like Firefox and Google Chrome) have spell-checkers inbuilt, so that you can see any mistakes you've made as you're typing.

Have you tried one of them, Jacey?

em Wed 17-Aug-11 16:16:35

Would a spellcheck pick up all those superfluous apostrophes? Do they count as spelling mistakes or are they grammatical? Agree that it should be an optional extra - I've got rid of the dreaded red lines and, like Baggy, rely (perhaps arrogantly!) on my own spelling ability!

glassortwo Tue 22-Nov-11 08:03:30

I now have a spell check on my message box is this new or is it what I have installed over the last few days?

JosieGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 22-Nov-11 10:56:42

That'll be your browser checking for you, glass - you might have upgraded your browser recently.

How're you finding it?

glassortwo Tue 22-Nov-11 11:08:01

Its great Josie I did upgrade to Chrome last night so its probably that, but I can rattle off a post now and not worry about the spelling, used to be a good speller but brain seems to have given up grin

yogagran Tue 22-Nov-11 13:20:30

I use Chrome and the spell checker is nice - not too intrusive for those who don't like spell checkers but it does pick up on mis-typed words which is lovely as I often get my fingers in a mix. AND it uses British spelling!

gracesmum Tue 22-Nov-11 13:27:16

Eye halve a spelling chequer ,witch came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue miss steaks eye kin knot sea
Eye strike a key and type a word and weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write, it shows me strait a weigh
As soon as a mist ache is maid, it nose bee four two long
And eye can put the error rite, its rare lea ever wrong
Eye have run this poem threw it and am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh - my chequer tolled me sew.

yogagran Tue 22-Nov-11 13:33:42

grin grin gracesmum - lovely!

glassortwo Tue 22-Nov-11 13:52:06

grin gracesmum

Annobel Tue 22-Nov-11 14:52:47

That explains why I have a spell checker - have been using Chrome since before I joined GN.