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Spell checker

by granpama / July 16, 2006 2:45 AM PDT

I am a notoriously bad speller, so therfore I would dearly love to install Spell Checker or a generic form of Spell Checker on my computer. HOW!!! Any information would be most appreciated.
I have Windows XP. My provider is Bellsouth, and I am using DSL.
(I should have paid more attention in my High School english classes!!!)


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For which program?
by John.Wilkinson / July 16, 2006 3:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Spell checker

There are a lot of spell checkers available, many of which are free, but they are usually designed for a specific program...Internet Explorer, Firefox, Notepad, etc. To get started, the best freebie for Internet Explorer is IESpell, while SpellBound Development is the best extension for Firefox.

Hope this helps,

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As John Indicates...
by Edward ODaniel / July 16, 2006 4:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Spell checker

the application you intend to use the checker with is rather important.

The two options he suggested work well for the browsers but another slightly more "All Purpose" tool is the venerable "All Purpose Spell
Checker" by Palware. Palware used to sell it as shareware but when they decided to move on and quit supporting it they released it as freeware. While their site is no longer up it can be found several places such as (link to download is near the top of the page) where he does a pretty good job explaining it.

Other sources for it can be found here:

Another option that is pretty "All Purpose" is TinySpell which runs in the background and monitors keystrokes. If you make a typo it beeps at you allowing you to select the word you meant to spell.

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Spell Checker
by granpama / July 16, 2006 7:22 AM PDT
In reply to: As John Indicates...

I am extremely grateful to both of you: John Wilkinson and Edward O'Daniel, for your most valuable information. I will research and examine all your suggestions and choose the one that will most fit my criteria.
Again, thank you so much not only for the information, but for the speed in which you answered my call for help.
Larry granpama

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