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Posted By: gaspumpdon spell check - Sun Jun 02 2013 06:36 PM
Would someone please tell this dummy how spell check works?? Thanks Don
Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: spell check - Sun Jun 02 2013 06:43 PM
After you finish typing. If the word is underlined with a red line. The program is telling you it is spelt wrong.

Then right click on the word and a list of similarly spelled words will show up in a drop box. Right click on the word you are trying to spell and it will automatically replace the word.

Hope that makes sense...
Posted By: gaspumpdon Re: spell check - Sun Jun 02 2013 07:24 PM
Thank you, Dave
Posted By: ddkinsey Re: spell check - Sun Jun 02 2013 10:53 PM
Originally Posted By: Dave's Garage
After you finish typing. If the word is underlined with a red line. The program is telling you it is spelt wrong.

Then right click on the word and a list of similarly spelled words will show up in a drop box. Right click on the word you are trying to spell and it will automatically replace the word.

Hope that makes sense...


SPELT also known as dinkel wheat....LOL....LOL
Posted By: blacktee Re: spell check - Sun Jun 02 2013 10:57 PM
Thanks Dave

I didn't know that either. I can now rest knowing I learned something today. ; )

How hard is it to add emoticons/faces after a sentence ?

Thanks
Posted By: Oldgas Re: spell check - Sun Jun 02 2013 11:24 PM
Not all browsers have the spell check option. If you are using Firefox as your browser, click on the Firefox button on the upper left of your browser screen.
Choose "Options" then click on "Options" from the pop-up list.
On the "General" tab and on it the "Browsing" box, make sure the check mark is in the box next to "Check my spelling"

That will give you the red underline and right-click spelling alternates.

The emoticon faces are available on the Shop Talk "Full Reply Screen" and New Topic post boxes. Put your cursor where you want the happy face and then click on the happy face icon on the upper left of the "Post" input box. Choose the emoticon you want by clicking on it in the pop-up box.
Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: spell check - Sun Jun 02 2013 11:28 PM
Pretty easy.

You have to be in the full reply screen. When you are typing in the text. Above the box that you are typing in is a row of icons. The first icon is the smilies box. At the end of your sentence, click on that smilie box and pick the one you want. grin
Posted By: Jack Sim Re: spell check - Mon Jun 03 2013 12:21 AM
I was going to make a comment about the word "spelt" but I decided to look it up first.

1st def. PP of the work spell
2nd def. Something to do with wheat.

One of those words that sounds incorrect, but turns out to be correct.

Jack Sim
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: spell check - Mon Jun 03 2013 01:35 AM
If want to add more than 1, hit SPACE BAR in between.
or it will do this :D:D instead of this laugh laugh
Posted By: ddkinsey Re: spell check - Mon Jun 03 2013 02:50 AM
Originally Posted By: Jack Sim
I was going to make a comment about the word "spelt" but I decided to look it up first.

1st def. PP of the work spell
2nd def. Something to do with wheat.

One of those words that sounds incorrect, but turns out to be correct.

Jack Sim


"I think we all should have a chip in our brain that explodes when we say something stupid" LOL
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: spell check - Mon Jun 03 2013 03:05 AM
Originally Posted By: Diane
"I think we all should have a chip in our brain that explodes when we say something stupid" LOL

IF that happened, NOTHING would ever get Posted/Replied to HERE!
To use spell check you have to be fairly close to correct spelling.
Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE Re: spell check - Wed Jun 05 2013 12:18 AM
I have seen members post something like "when we got to there garage" when they meant "their" but spellcheck can't correct that....it doesn't know what you really meant. Proofreading before hitting submit is your best bet.

BTW "spellcheck" in my statement above isn't underlined in red as a misspelled word. smile I didn't know that was an actual word...thought it was a trademark name?
Posted By: KZ1000 Re: spell check - Wed Jun 05 2013 12:29 AM
What gets me is the ones selling MOBILE signs, they even have multiple pictures of their MOBIL sign in the posting and spell it MOBILE in the heading and throughout the post. It has happened twice in the past month alone.
Posted By: MetroPetro Re: spell check - Wed Jun 05 2013 12:39 AM
More gems:

-"I have a sign to sale"

-"sign needs restored"

-"repo" or "repop" instead of "repro"

-using a ? at the end of a sentence that is not a question
Posted By: Gas globe guy Re: spell check - Wed Jun 05 2013 12:46 AM
BUT, if Oldgas did this, DB wouldn't have anymore fun... lol.
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: spell check - Wed Jun 05 2013 01:50 AM
Think of all the $$$$$$$$$ states could save by terminating & repossession of retirement funds from all English Teachers, cause they haven't been doing the job they are/where paid for.
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: spell check - Wed Jun 05 2013 04:23 AM
MetroPetro,
Repo/repop is Not as bad as calling an Oil Dispenser/Highboy a Lubster!

MetroPetro = MetroleumPetroleum?
Dick Bennett = is still DICK!
Posted By: JimT Re: spell check - Wed Jun 05 2013 08:29 AM
John, I say repop- Its slang for repetitive pops. It means, you know, they are popped out one after the other. lol
Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE Re: spell check - Fri Jun 07 2013 12:32 AM
Here's an example taken from a post that I just read:

"Kept one for my collection and bought a medal version of the same can for 20"

medal was supposed to be metal....but spellcheck can't know that.
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