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Spell Checking A Hub

Updated on December 7, 2011

Poking my nose into the thread, " I Challenge you" which was created by CRIS A so one must give credit where credit is due, Ralwus asked that I write a hub on " Spell Checking A Hub". The brave soul that I am , I accepted the challenge not realizing what I am about to get myself into, thanks Ralwus! We often write about topics that we are familiar with or things that merely come to mind but when a person begins to think outside the box they are now challenging themselves. When another hubber asks you to write on a subject just do it, it makes you reach farther then you have before and certainly makes you a team player. So the question is , "

Spell Checking a Hub What Do You Do?"

1. Inside your capsule there is a lovely row of gadgets from Scissor to links I am certain you have seen that row every time you create a hub. Right in the middle there is an icon that reads, " ABC" with a little check mark ,that is your toggle spellchecker.

2. When the system notices a error or misspelled word it will underline it in red, take your cursor and place it on the right side of the word, then right click the mouse ,a suggestion box will open up and assist you with correct the word or you can ignore the word altogether.

3. The system will not tell you where your comma and quotations should be but it certainly will assist us with checking for misspelled words.

There are also places on the internet such as not only is it free but it will allow you to copy and paste your paragraphs and correct them. If you are brave and bold enough allow other hubbers to critique your writing and do not be offended if they find a spelling error or run on sentence, thank them for locating it and go back into your hub and correct it. I still find error after I review, many of us are certainly not editors so it is o.k. if someone is able to find the boo-boo. If by some chance you are a little embarassed when someone critiques your hub then e-mail a hubber you are comfortable with and ask them to look at the hub and let them tell you what they think. There are so many wonderful people on hubpages you can be certain that someone will always be there to help you.


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    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Martin V: Thank you although I am certain I can go back and look at some of my hubs and there is error, grrrr but none of us are perfect! :)

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      Martin V 

      8 years ago

      great hub

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Best CD Rates: You are certainly welcome! :)

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      Best CD Rates 

      8 years ago

      This is great information. I have an account in yahoo answers and i think there is same way to check our quotes. Thanks for letting us know about this.

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      ralwus: I wish they could lolol it certainly would be nice as fast as we type I have personally seen my own mistakes and it was to late to correct them. lololo :)

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      8 years ago

      Am anticipating that one then, I dint know. Comments can be spell checked too, ould, LOL

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      ralwus: That ould be wonderful it was fun and recently one of our hubbers lost their child I am also putting that one up shortly. :)

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      8 years ago

      Well done my dear friend. I need to email you and tell you why I chose this particular subject. LOL I get so mad at myself at times for missing a 'boo-boo' as you put it so well. Easy enough to correct IF one catches it. Thanks AE for rising to the challenge. Charlie xox

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      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      mistyhorizon2003: That part of spellcheck annoys me to since when is it politically correct? lololo another hubber papajack advise a dictionary and that I also highly recommend. :)

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      Cindy Lawson 

      8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Well done, good simple instructions here, and I guess we are all guilty of letting the odd error through. What I do find annoying is when spellcheck queries a spelling I know is correct, such as in a recent hub of mine the word "groundbait". It tells me it should be two words, when I know it should be one in fishing terms.

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Bhawna Sharma: It took me 4 months to figure it out when I fisrt started and I am glad that you learned something to. :)

      Gifted Grandma: Thanks so much. :)

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      8 years ago from USA

      Very good hub and informative to all who will take the advise.

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      Bhawna Sharma 

      8 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Now I know where to look for any correction :D

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      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      prettydarkhorse: I have did the same thing and after reading it, I have caught my mistakes lolol oh well simply par for the course. :)

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      8 years ago from US

      hi AEvans, very good information! sometimes i just want my hubs to be published and I just send it without editing or checking the spelling, now this will help me, thanks girl! maita

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      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      papajack: Your input is always valuable and having a dictionary close at hand is an absolutely good idea! :)

      Peter: I believe all of us have mistakes that fall through it is just a part of writing. lolo :)

      quicksand: I do to but on occassion I do have to say that I become a little lazy and do not use it at all. lolo :)

      mtsi1098: You are funny ,lololo I have to always go back and double check those myself. :)

      Hello, hello: I have read so many of your hubs and I certainly do not have error in your grammar however grammar check is a brilliant idea! :)

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I found the ABC and it helps but I could do with a grammar check since English is my second language. It would be great if somebody would be so kind and add this. I am always worried about this.

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      8 years ago

      from the world's worst speller (me)...I use the built in spell checker but if it only checked the tags...thanks

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      8 years ago

      I always thought how fortunate we are to have access to all these facilities.


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      Peter Dickinson 

      8 years ago from South East Asia

      Thanks. I was unaware of the online resources. Never really thought about it. I do use Word to check sometimes and nearly always the Hubpage gizmo...but still the mistakes slip though.

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      8 years ago

      As a former English teacher, this is a subject near to my heart. However spellcheck programs are not always perfect. It would be practically impossible to include every word in the program for one thing, so actually having a dictionary close at hand is also a good practice.

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      poetlorraine: I am going to sleep right now. :)

      dohn121: I certainly did and I am certain I will work on it more tomorrow my mind keeps working. :)

      Writer rider: We learn something new everyday, it took me awhile too! :)

      aquasilver: I understand to but I have learned that if they are checking it , it is only because they caught it and I didn't . lol :)

      Quill: Thank you and I have found error on mine too! lolo :)

      Violetsun: When they asked I recieved it was a little complicated but I did it, I hope the next one is something unique. lolol :)

      Vladimir: Thank you bunches. :)

      agvulpes: I am glad for spellcheckers to and sometimes those also make error and then a real human corrects them. lololo :)

      Tony 0724: O.K. it sounds good lololo :D

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      8 years ago from san diego calif

      Eye kan spel prittee gude !

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      8 years ago from Australia

      AEvans another great Hub. I can remember in the deep recesses of my memory that I read it is a scientifically proven fact that if you make the mistake in writing, when you proof read yourself there is a 95% risk that your will not see the mistake!

      In other words, it is always better to have some one else proof read for you !

      Thank goodness for spellcheckers :-)

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      Vladimir Uhri 

      8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Great hub, thanks.

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      8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      My sis always asks me to check out her websites and writing for spelling and typos which I see clearly, but when it comes to mine, sometimes, I don't see the error until weeks or months later. I thank God for spell checkers, they have them in all languages, which comes in handy, when I have to reply to customers in Spanish.

      Glad you met the challenge and did it well!

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      8 years ago

      Checking it twice...great hub

      Many Blessings

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      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Nice one, and a subject dear to my heart as I typeset books for a few years, which leads to editing as you go along.

      I see errors easily in other peoples works, but not so easily in my own, I think we are always blind to our own errors.

      Personally I would always welcome corrections, but I understand many people would view them as an attack, they are not, it's simply that we all seek to improve the overall qulaity of hubs, whoever wrote them!

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      Writer Rider 

      8 years ago

      OMG! I never knew that the ABC icon was a spellchecker!

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      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Great hub, AEvans! The real irony would be if you had a cacophony of typos on this hub! How funny would that be? Good for you for accepting the challenge!

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      8 years ago

      yahoo, you are a shining light well done,,,,, enjoyed that, and why are you not asleep?????


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