Mac system wide spell check in new forums

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In the Mac OS there is a system wide spell check which operates in any text based applications. I'm accustomed to seeing mis-spellings underlined in a line of red dots. A right click offers correction options. Simple and effective. In these new forums this option is replaced by options which only relate to the forum, Insert Link, Insert Image etc. I'm sure this makes sense for multimedia use and ease of formatting posts but for simple text communication it seems a step backwards.

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Mac system wide spell check in new forums

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In the Mac OS there is a system wide spell check which operates in any text based applications. I'm accustomed to seeing mis-spellings underlined in a line of red dots. A right click offers correction options. Simple and effective. In these new forums this option is replaced by options which only relate to the forum, Insert Link, Insert Image etc. I'm sure this makes sense for multimedia use and ease of formatting posts but for simple text communication it seems a step backwards.

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Welles Goodrich wrote:

In the Mac OS there is a system wide spell check which operates in any text based applications. I'm accustomed to seeing mis-spellings underlined in a line of red dots. A right click offers correction options. Simple and effective. In these new forums this option is replaced by options which only relate to the forum, Insert Link, Insert Image etc. I'm sure this makes sense for multimedia use and ease of formatting posts but for simple text communication it seems a step backwards.

You can go back and forth between the RTF and HTML formats. Sometimes I go to the HTML side once I'm done composing my post where it shows spelling errors underlined. Not the answer you want, I know, but the best there is right now, and not horribly unreasonable. Otherwise the spell check button works reasonably well also.

Actually, since I almost never have used it, don't know when they added the language options to the spell check button. So I can bring out the extra u's and tell it I'm British?!? Hmmm...

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This occurs with many other forums, too, including most vBulletin ones. You have to swithc editor views to see system spellchecks on a Mac. SO I'm kinda used to it.

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If you use  the HTML editor There is a built in spell checker.

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CLick on the abc withe checkmark

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yes but it's crap, the one in Firefox is better and it also doesn't give you a message box if it doesn't find anything wrong

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This system does seem unique in this, all other Forums set up similar, allow the FF/SM spellchecker work.

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that's because those forums use a normal text box when you input text while here you get all sort of html tags attached to your reply to make it look good. Just click on HTML after you wrote something to see all the stuff that gets added to your post(most noticable when adding smileys, embed pictures and stuff like that)

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It's like the crap that Frontpage would add to a website being built

that made that software completely unusable years ago, and probably

still does!

Don

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