Our vocabulary is our foundation for communication. Whether we are speaking or writing. When I was a member of Toastmasters, they always had a word of the day.
When I write I am often dismayed at the lack of words found in our spell checker.
Has there been and I apologize if this is an old topic, I tried hunting and wasn't able to find anything which astounds me - must be my searching skills. If it is an old topic, can we revive it and see what we can do to expand the number of words in our spell checker? Also the intro section doesn't appear to have spell checker as an option for the Hubber.
Hi 4FoodSafety. This forum post makes me laugh at myself because I still check my spelling the old-fashioned way: I keep two dictionaries and a thesaurus beside my pc at all times. I don't use spell checker. I think I clicked it once to check a word in my last hub out of curiosity. I just love looking words up by hand, even if takes more time.
Pasting the suspect word into google search works for me every time.
I don't trust the spellcheck as it suggests the wrong word most of the time.
I use the google search technique a lot too. That or I'll paste the word in question into a Word doc and run a definition lookup if necessary.
We discussed this in yesterday's community meeting and it looks like our database is pretty up to date, but if you're not happy with it, we recommend using the spell check provided by your browser (if you're looking at errors that automatically show up, that actually *is* your browser's spell check feature0 or in a word processing document that you are more happy with (I know many Hubbers who prefer to compose their Hubs in separate word documents before publishing as they are more comfortable writing in those dedicated formats).
I hope that helps!
by Liz Elias2 years ago
I have noticed that the spell check within the capsules does not recognize certain contractions, such as, "I've," and will underline it as an error, when in fact, there is no spelling error.
by ASHWINSPGA8 years ago
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by Liz Elias4 years ago
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by Earth Angel7 years ago
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by Frank P. Crane5 years ago
When I choose one of the alternative spellings the whole screen goes dark and freezes. I need to back out and start over again and loose the corrections. I also get a half window. No words on it that I...
by earnestshub6 years ago
It seems many people writing in the forums do not have a spell checker.Firefox has several that work very well. How about other browsers?Although we may all do it at times, constant misspelling is a bit irritating, so I...
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