Spell-checker still not working

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  • #127669

    redracer
    Member

    Has anyone found out why the spell-checker does not work yet ?

    thanks – redracer

    #127775

    timethief
    Member

    Staff know it doesn’t work and the company that is responsible for Tiny MCE (it is not a wordpress product) is supposed to be addressing the issue. No progress updates have been provided as yet.

    #127780

    engtech
    Member

    I highly recommend NOT using the TinyMCE spell checker. That thing froze on me more often, and cause more lost blog posts.

    If you use Firefox as your web browser it will automatically spell check everything that you type on any web page — much more useful.

    #127783

    timethief
    Member

    I also use firefox with the spellcheck in it and it’s great. :)

    #127790

    weirdscience
    Member

    2nd firefox! it easily catches all the typos!

    #127793

    redracer
    Member

    Thanks for the update timethief – at least this time I don’t have to address the issue with support, who also don’t work :-)

    #127795

    salamandrine
    Member

    3rd on Firefox and its dictionaries. One for each language i decide do write :D

    can’t beat that! :D

    #128304

    museditions
    Member

    Well, now it seems to work sporadically. If I were cool, I would have Firefox or Linux, but I’m not–and do I really want to learn a new OS when I could be blogging? My workaround is to first write the whole thing in WORD (I know, I know, I read all the warnings about Why Not To Use WORD, but indulge me). I like WORD because it has grammar check as well as spell check. I’m fairly grammatically astute, but I tend to write a lot of fragments in my posts. Like this. So, WORD lets me make sure they are intentional. Then, I copy and paste into a plain text editor, and check for any weird embedded formatting. There usually isn’t any. Then, I copy from there into WP text editor. So far, so good…hope I’m not too far afield.

    #128305

    timethief
    Member

    Please check out this illustration of the icons. http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/15/what-do-all-the-icons-mean/
    If you click 16 you will get an additional toolbar.
    On that additional toolbar “f” is for copying from Word documents.

    Paste from Word
    Use CTRL+V on your keyboard to paste the text into the window.

    HTH

    #128318

    I have been wondering the same thing about the spellcheck. Unfortunately, I have spent more time blogging than trying to resolve the spellcheck issue. I’ll try the additional toolbar because I really like to use Word as well.

    #128319

    I have been wondering the same thing about the spellcheck. Unfortunately, I have spent more time blogging than trying to resolve the spellcheck issue. I’ll try the additional toolbar because I really like to use Word as well.

    http://www.bitterexwives.wordpress.com

    #128320

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you link your username to your blog, you don’t need to post a link in the forums. Do that on your Profile page.

    #128321

    Thanks raincoaster! I just found that out a few minutes ago and have updated my profile page. I didn’t realize it was that easy!

    #128322

    timethief
    Member

    /nod to raincoaster, wave to museditions and a smile to bitterexwives
    Although we can’t solve the spellchecker problem, we did made progress on two things. First, how to use the advanced tool bar when copying and pasting from Word. Second, how to link your wordpress.com username to your blog and forum profile. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=13854&page&replies=34#post-101179

    #128323

    museditions
    Member

    Re: adv. toolbar helping with WORD…oohhh, I had looked, but I didn’t see. Thanks, timetheif for pointing out this function, and for the links. You are awsome and you know everything! Glad to know there’re more WORD fans out there, bitterexwives.

    #128324

    museditions
    Member

    Oops, meant “awesome” didn’t use the spellchecker that time :(

    #128325

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. :)

    #128328

    FYI…I have been too lazy to go to the “advanced toolbar” but I did use one of the suggestions above. After writing my post in WordPress, I copy/pasted into Word for spellcheck and language check, copy/pasted into WordPad, then copy/pasted back into WordPress. Sounds like a lot of copy/pasting but it actually worked and I was able to perform the functions quickly. Maybe next week, I’ll stop being lazy…I have issues with reading all of those directions. :-)

    #128329

    timethief
    Member

    Both Word and WordPad are microsoft “enriched” editors. Using a plain text editor is the way to go because it will be in html without all the extra “tat” in it that microsoft injects into Word and WordPad for formatting.

    #128330

    museditions
    Member

    Maybe try Notepad instead of Wordpad? That’s what I did until timethief showed me the way…hallelujah

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