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magicman344
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I've found another Firefox spellchecker :]
Its called "United States English Spellchecker", and it works with Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey Smile
In fact, I'm using it write know to right this post. It works frilly well Smile

its found at: https://addons.mozilla.org/En-us/firefox......pellche/
you just click download and it doesn't even pop up a window. to enable it, right-click in a textbox and go down to "languages" and click the "English(United States)" option, it instantly starts working. :}
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.........In particular, it would be very helpful if the names of tricks and their manufacturers/creators were spelled properly. Since I am new, I rely on the spelling to find the products online.
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Im dyslexic, but it hasn't stopped me getting a PhD. Best tip I had from an English teacher, in days before spell checkers, was to re-read my work backwards. That way you look at individual words. When you read the normal way you brain misses mistakes as you know what the sentence is saying and therefore don't focus on individual works so much.
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On 2013-08-22 14:19, pieaddict wrote:
Im dyslexic, but it hasn't stopped me getting a PhD. Best tip I had from an English teacher, in days before spell checkers, was to re-read my work backwards. That way you look at individual words. When you read the normal way you brain misses mistakes as you know what the sentence is saying and therefore don't focus on individual works so much.

That is a fantastic tip.
magicman344
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That is a great tip!
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I believe firefox now has a built-in spellchecker. Mine wasn't turned on automatically, but all you have to do is right-click the text box and make sure "check spelling" is checked.

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This works well in google chrome ...

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detai......en?hl=en
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I try to use a spell checker!
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On Apr 7, 2014, ihave wrote:
I try to use a spell checker!

You should use your psychic powers!
Then you wouldn't have any need for a spell checking script!
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On Oct 13, 2013, magicman344 wrote:
That is a great tip!


indeed
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Has anyone suggested Grammarly? Works very well with Firefox, and does everything from things on here to Facebook to Google.
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Spell checking and proofreading are too low on the list in this business. I can show you multiple errors in any issue of Genii or MAGIC from the past year.
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How about... getting a life? Forums are a place to freely exchange ideas. this is not a formal place for perfect grammar. Also, there are people from all over the world with different levels of command of the English language.

KJ
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On Mar 1, 2015, 1KJ wrote:
How about... getting a life?

KJ


I agree, also reading nigh on 10 years of posts before one makes one of their own to deride... someone in the past.
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I just popped back on and figured I'd do something with my last post.

I have spelled poorly, I have insulted others for spelling poorly, I have even insulted others for insulting others for spelling poorly... over the years since Al Gore invented the Internet I have been part of it and realized something: Everyone does something wrong, spelling, sentance structure, facts, not recognizing I am the best person ever... none of it really matters. Try to make your sentance legible, you've done your job.

This is sort of an "AA" thing, except I'm no quitter.
Magic is doing improbable things with odd items that, under normal circumstances, would be unnessecary and quite often undesirable.
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A little self-esteem would help. The ease with which we use digital communications seems to have created a one-take culture -- folks record something once quickly and call it done. We see it here in posts that were never re-read by the poster. If they had looked back at their post before hitting "enter," they'd have to admit that even THEY couldn't read it. And YouTube is full of it -- people who fire off a video of a sloppy performance or who create a tutorial, half of which is excuses for why it didn't come out so well. This digital stuff -- text and video -- is so fast and easy, why do folks not re-type or re-shoot rather than to present themselves as less than they are? Have some pride, everyone!
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Or we could all just be a little more tolerant of each other Smile
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On Sep 2, 2006, mrunge wrote:
Thanks, Mike. Great suggestion.

I'll let you in on a little program (free) that I use that will eliminate the cut and paste steps. It's an IE spell checker that is, basically, a small utility program that can check the spelling of anything being typed in Internet-based programs, such as the Magic Café.

Here is the link:

http://www.iespell.com/download.php

Just download the small (1.96 MB) file and follow the directions.

Once installed, after typing something, just "right click" with your cursor in the text block and select "check spelling." The program will then let you know if everything is OK and, if not, let you replace whatever is wrong with the corrections - just like any other spell checker.

I have been using this little program for years. The price is right (FREE), it is small, taking up very little space on my hard drive, and is really easy to use (again, just a right click with the mouse).

Hope this helps. Mark. Smile


Grammarly.com has a Safari plugin that checks grammar and spelling. Free!
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Ha ha .. thank goodness for SPELL CHECK in Chrome as after I write a post it has tons of RED LINES .. I just FIX and submit!
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On Aug 31, 2015, magicshowprod wrote:
Or we could all just be a little more tolerant of each other Smile

This is a whole lot easier to do when everyone else is at least trying to put forth an effort. Otherwise, we are just promoting willful ignorance.
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