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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Spell check for Blogger: How to overcome current problem with Blogger built-in spell check problems

The spell check built-in the toolbar of the Blogger post editor is broken (not working). Blogger is aware of the problem and is working on the problem and hopefully will get it licked soon. In the meantime, you will have to use other ways:

Spell check with Google toolbar in Internet Explorer

I used to very much prefer using the spell check with the Google toolbar in FireFox. However, ever since FireFox upgraded from 1.5 to 2.0, this spell check do not work anymore. I have since discovered that you can install Google toolbar for Internet Explorer and the spell check in this case work. However, results can be a bit unpredictable, but I feel it is superior to the Blogger spell check. Try that out and let us know about your experience by leaving a comment.

Spell check PLUS grammar check with Microsoft WORD

This is a bit more laborious, but advantage is, it not only check the spelling, but also the grammar. To perform spell check for your post, click inside the post editor window, press ctrl+A to highlight the whole post, then press ctrl+C to copy into clipboard. Open Microsoft WORD and paste the post into a WORD file (ctrl+V), click "Tools" in the menu bar and select "Spelling and grammar….". Correct any spelling and grammar mistakes, click ctrl+A to highlight the whole file, press ctrl+C to copy into clipboard, open a Notepad file, paste the correct post into Notepad to strip all the formatting that WORD has added to the post, highlight all in the Notepad file by pressing ctrl+A followed by ctrl+C go copy everything (minus the unwanted formatting) into clipboard. Go back to the Blogger post editor window. The whole of the uncorrected post should still be highlighted. Just click the DELETE key to clear the post editor window, press ctrl+V to paste the corrected post into the post editor window, preview, then publish.

3 comments:

  1. Npthing appears to have been accomplished (post dated 2009).
    Is anyone working on this?

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  2. Achieved? Definitely have already achieved a lot but in the opposite direction. No more spell check in Blogger.com's post editor.

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  3. Thankyou for the information. I thought i was alone on the spelling thing.

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