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I want to start blogging but I know that I am not that good with my grammer. But just the build in spell checker in FireFox doesn't quite do the job.

Do any of you know a quality spell checker that can take away at least up to 90% of my mistakes? I pay attention in school with these classes but I've just got problems with remembering the rules and applying them.

Also is it best practice that I use just one spell checker or multiple?

Oh and I know the difference between your, you're and yours. Its more about the actual grammer and certain words that I type in two but should be one word.

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asked Jul 10 '11 at 05:51

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I would say use Microsoft Word if you have access to it, it does all the checking and stuff of that nature, then just copy and paste it into whatever blog-posting-thingy you use, then do image adding etc if you need to, then post.

My two pence/cents/yen

answered Jul 10 '11 at 15:23

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I agree. If you already have Microsoft Word. That would be the easiest way to do it.

(Jul 10 '11 at 15:25) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

Even Works Word Processor does spell checking I think... Not 100% but I'm pretty sure it does.

(Jul 10 '11 at 15:28) Gorer22 Gorer22's gravatar image

Yeah uhhh I have had way to many problems with ALL Microsoft products. The Windows based laptop that I currently own is my last non Apple computer after 8 years of problems with Windows. I don't want to restart the Apple vs Microsoft war here but this is just how I have decided to move on.

(Jul 10 '11 at 15:31) nitrocrime nitrocrime's gravatar image

Wow, unlucky :( does Google docs have a spell checker? Since it's easy to access via the internet, it might be a better option if it has a spell checker.

(Jul 10 '11 at 15:40) Gorer22 Gorer22's gravatar image

It does but it doesn't work. When I try to change the language on Google docs it does nothing for some weird reason. Maybe it's conflicting with my build in spell check in FireFox but I'm not sure.

(Jul 10 '11 at 17:32) nitrocrime nitrocrime's gravatar image

Just google free spell checker, there's bound to be a good one

(Jul 10 '11 at 18:12) Gorer22 Gorer22's gravatar image
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If you are using a blog engine like WordPress, or Blogger, with online editing you should stay away from Word. It tends to put extra formatting into your posts.

I'd suggest an offline software like Zempt that will allow you to do everything offline (including spell check) and then post. You will need to set it up, but that's well documented and pretty easy to do. I used to use Zempt, but now just use the online editor as I find that Firefox has enough spell check capability for me.

answered Jul 11 '11 at 00:58

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