Spell check in text modules?

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  1. jackclee lm profile image80
    jackclee lmposted 22 months ago

    My question or comment relates to the current spell check capability of the text module. It seems to me that the spell check is not catching some of miss spellings. In my own experience, a miss spelled word is not highlighted "underline in red" all the time. It only shows up at certain points. This has lead to some of my hubs being published with some errors. They should have been easily caught. Perhaps an improvement to HubPages would be to perform a final spell check as part of the publish process, similar to sending emails - the auto spell check is invoked and gives the sender a chance to repair.
    Just a suggestion. Wonder if other hubbers can weigh in on this basic topic.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Many of us use the free Grammarly program which seems to work very well most of the time.

      1. jackclee lm profile image80
        jackclee lmposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, I'll have to try that.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 22 months ago

    I rarely use spellcheck in the text capsules.  I write all my hubs off-line using MS Word and I do my spellchecking with Word. However, the few times that I have tried the text capsule spellcheck, I've noticed that it doesn't always work well.

  3. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 22 months ago

    I never use spell checks either on HP or any other online app. I check my own spelling with online dictionaries or my hardcopy, old reliable Webster's. Like Glenn, I write all my hubs in Microsoft Word, rewrite into the capsules, then edit, edit, edit to find misspelled words or awkward sentence structure. I read it obsessively many times over a day or two before I press publish.

    I have seen what you're referring to though, Jack. I was actually surprised to see a new hub on a niche site by a fairly new hubber with a lot of words misspelled. I wondered about the efficiency of Hubpro since it is now mandatory for all hubs to be edited before admission to a niche. How did that hub get through? I thought it had must be a glitch.

  4. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 22 months ago

    In the text capsule I find that sometimes, with no discernible pattern, the space between two capitalized words is removed. So I get OxfordUniversity or CatholicChurch. Sometimes the spell check catches this, sometimes not. For this and other reasons I'd be reluctant to rely on the HP Spell Check. I always write in Word and copy and paste. Perhaps, this has something to do with it.

    1. jackclee lm profile image80
      jackclee lmposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      It is definitely a bug. No other spell check program does this.

    2. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      What version of Word are you using?  Older versions are not compatible with HubPages. They sometimes use a soft-space between words that don't translate properly when pasted into a text capsule. The spell check does not catch it because it "sees" a space between the words. However, since it's a soft space, and not a hard space, the words fall together after being copied and pasted.

      I never have that problem, but I see other people who run into that. Make sure you're using Word with the latest DOCX file structure. If it's saved as DOC then that may be the problem.

      1. Rupert Taylor profile image96
        Rupert Taylorposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your valiant effort to help. I think the version of Word I'm using is pre-Colombian and it doesn't know the difference between a hard space and a soft space, and neither does its user. I will settle for vigilance in spotting missing spaces, for to do otherwise might cause Microsoft stock to collapse.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image98
          Glenn Stokposted 22 months agoin reply to this

          Rupert, Maybe this article might help:

          Control the formatting when you paste text

          Applies To: Word 2016 Word 2013 Word 2010 Word 2007

          https://support.office.com/en-us/articl … 9CE15BF3D6

  5. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 21 months ago

    So funny when you talk about not using spell check then you see mistakes in your forum post. Ha ha ha  . . . big_smile neutral

    1. jackclee lm profile image80
      jackclee lmposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I know... Something is just not working right. Why is it so hard to have a simple spell checker that works???


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