View Full Version : spell checker editing

May 7th, 2008, 01:06 PM
i'm just wondering...

is there anyway to edit (out) words added to the spell checker?

i've looked around and i can't see a way to do it. plus i was in a hurry at the time... and now can't recall the error i made. :-(

i accidentally clicked "add to dictionary" for a misspelled word and wanted to know if there was a way to get it removed from the dictionary.

and while i'm on it... i'm guessing the customized dictionaries are specific to each user id... right?




May 8th, 2008, 03:49 PM
The forum spell checker uses one lookup for all users, and it actually doesn't have an "add to dictionary" feature. To add words, I'd have to manually add them to the database.

You likely right-clicked on an underlined word in your post using the Firefox web browser. Firefox has a built-in spell checker feature, and right-clicking on a highlighted word gives you the "add to dictionary" option in the pop-up menu. Clicking on that adds it to your personal dictionary on your PC. To remove a word from that dictionary, see the instructions at http://lifehacker.com/software/dictionary/remove-misspelled-words-from-your-firefox-dictionary-244497.php.

I'm sure there are other browsers that have this feature that you may have to track down, but a quick search showed it available in Firefox and not available without adding a plug-in to Internet Explorer.

May 10th, 2008, 12:52 PM
... You likely right-clicked on an underlined word in your post using the Firefox web browser....
You nailed it... THANKS!!!

I had no clue that all the sites I was getting spell checking on were due to my browser... many thanks for the tip.

The URL you provided was a snap and brought me immediately to where I needed to make the correction... probably took me all of 3 minutes... or no doubt way less time than it took you to research and compose your reply to my original question... so again... many thanks.

For those that are interested...

I HIGHLY recommend the Mozilla Firefox Browser... you can download it for free!
Review and download Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/)

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Have Fun!