Sunday, January 23, 2011

Housekeeping 101- Spellchecking Comments


If you use the FIREFOX browser here's a fantastic add-on that will make typos and spelling mistakes a thing of the past.
(For those using EXPLORER or SAFARI, toggle down the page for a comparable add-on for these browsers.)

Once installed, the Canadian English Dictionary add-on works invisibly to monitor spelling mistakes and typos in any web application.
 This is especially nice when writing comments where there are no support tools.

When a mistake is detected it is highlighted. It's almost instantaneous.
Clicking on the underlined word while pressing the OPTION key triggers a spell-check pop-up, which will offer suggestions! It's neat.
I especially appreciate the Canadian version of spelling, too.

You can safely ignore the underlines if you want,  they won't appear in the finished product no matter what.

You can also add words or proper names to the database.

By the way you can also download a FRENCH dictionary and can toggle between the two.
There are other languages available too.

It's two clicks to get the whole thing done and well worth the effort.

Sometimes add-ons are annoying, but in this case, once you'll start using it, you'll be hooked!


"ieSpell is a free Internet Explorer browser extension that spell checks text input boxes on a webpage. It should come in particularly handy for users who do a lot of web-based text entry"
  • Completely standalone spell checker for your web browser. Does not require Microsoft Office or any other third party components.
  • Integrates flawlessly with Internet Explorer and other IE based browsers.
  • Three ways to start the spell check; via the right click context menu, the toolbar or the menu bar.
  • Supports a wide range of web applications including simple text forms, rich text editors, forums, blogs, webmail (including Outlook Web Access and Lotus iNotes) and more!
  • Spell check in any of the 3 variants (US, UK and Canadian) of the English Language!
Download it HERE.


SAFARI has a built-in spell checker that works pretty much the same way as the FIREFOX spell-checker described above.
Just activate it in the EDIT menu,

For a detailed article on Browser Spell checkers,  click HERE

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I should be able to write in English without making too many English spelling mistakes. Thank you no Dogs, No Spelling Mistake Anglophone blog!