Spellcheck feature?

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  • #74387

    bfhu
    Member

    Under “Features” for wordpress.com it says:

    To keep you from looking too silly, we include an inline spell-checker that makes it easy to proof your posts.

    But I don’t seem to have one and Dr. Mike said on the forums that there isn’t one. So shouldn’t you remove that as a feature? If there is one and I just misunderstood the forum discussion please tell me how to access it. All I seem to have is “lookup” which is a pain.

    Thanks,

    #74487

    drmike
    Member

    Actually there is one built into the Rich text editor. The regular editor has a lookup feature though. If you highlight a word and press the lookup button, it will popup a new window for a dictionary site.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #74500

    bfhu
    Member

    drmike,
    hitting the lookup button takes me to ask.com but the inline spell checker doesn’t work even with the rich text editor on. Is this b/c I have a mac intel?

    #74501

    drmike
    Member

    It might. What browser are you using? If it is Safari, it’s been noted before that it has issues with the editor.

    #74509

    bfhu
    Member

    yep it is Safari.

    #74513

    drmike
    Member

    That’s probably what you’re hitting then. Safari has issues with displaying WYSIWYG. Afraid there’s really not work around besides to install Firfox or another browser.

    #74516

    bfhu
    Member

    Thanks Dr Mike.
    I just downloaded firefox and and the write features all work! Hooray!

    #74518

    drmike
    Member

    Now you just have to wait for TT to come in here and give a yell. :)

    #74520

    timethief
    Member

    I’m not sure why I expected to come in here or how I can help. Firefox also has a built-in spellchecker. Firefox rocks! :)

    #74533

    drmike
    Member

    Someone’s using firefox. You usually yell when someone switches.

    #74535

    timethief
    Member

    Ahhh … I do remeber that I was chastized for suggesting that bloggers change from those *coughing* outdated IE browsers to firefox so I was laying low.

    w00t! Another firefox convert:D

    #74547

    drmike
    Member

    Suggesting – no. Yelling – yes. :)

    #74548

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for making me smile on this difficult head-pounding day :P

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