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If you are concerned about typing do what i do.

Before you post cut and paste it into a word document. Make Suggested changes. Cut and paste it into notepad (to remove any code from word) and cut and paste it back here.

I dont do this all the time, but with important posts concerning events etc I often do.

Angus

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The wonders of modern technology.

Just learnt how to use spell check when its underlined in red. Click on the word with the right mouse button and viola!

Found it when I pressed the help button at top of screen.

Wonder what else is there.

Cheers

Ray

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The internet browser Firefox has an inbuilt spell checker. So if you use that spell checker it will check your spelling. Internet Explorer (which is a Microsoft internet browser) does not have this feature.

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Davo_Dinkum wrote:

just remember its American spelling .

Yeah this did come to my attention a couple of times too davo... things like color/colour etc.... Don't suppose there's a way to change it??

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There is one thing that annoys me and that is American spelling. You can make sure that firefox isn't set for American spelling and set it for British or Australian spelling by following this firefox article


/>http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using%20the%20spell%20checker

You can download the Australian and British languages here to install in firefox:
/>https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:3

(Note you will find that unfortunately lazy American spelling is creeping into our dictionary which is a shame, so I like to use the proper British spelling, but it's your choice but please don't use American!!)

Some useful articles as well:
/>http://www.askoxford.com/betterwriting/us/?view=uk
/>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences
/>http://www.tysto.com/articles05/q1/20050324uk-us.shtml

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Note - for those too lazy to read the article, (Firefox users only)

1. Right-click any word in a post your currently typing

2. Select languages - add dictionary (new window opens)

3. Select English (Australian)

4. Install - (Firefox will restart and re-open your existing tabs)

5. repeat step 1

6. Select Languages - English (Australian)

7. Bob's your father's brother

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