Can we have a spell check??

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   Posted 1/27/2009 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I am getting so frustrated, I can't seem to spell anymore.  I have never had a problem before but now I can't even post here without misspelling a dozen words or more.  Ususally, I will type something & notice that a word is spelled wrong.  So, I will try to spell it about 6 different ways but nothing will look right.  So then, I have to figure out another word & then will have the same trouble spelling it & have to move on to yet another word replacement.  I have sometimes just given up & not posted at all.  Do you all have this much trouble?  I also have words I habitually misspell because I can't remember from one time to the next how to spell it.  Example: Friend  I always start by misspelling it Freind. So then I change it & then further down in the same post will spell it freind again, change it & then do it again further down.  I am really starting to worry about my mind.  Is this Fibro or have I just given my brains a subatacal, sabatical, subatical.......a rest?     Hugs, Denise

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   Posted 1/27/2009 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm .... My brane kneads a soobatikal with numers. I kan spel purty gud but
I cann'ott rememer my neew adress.

I'm kinda jokin' you jewlrylady. My spelling has stayed about the same but I have
terrible problems with numbers. Embarassing. My husband has "forgotten" how
to spell. I don't know if it's a thing of fibro or not.

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   Posted 1/27/2009 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh Denise...It will take me three or four times to get through this small post.  I am always asking my husband how to spell things.  I have sent e-mails to people without checking and I get back a reply that says "What??"

Okay...I will write a sentence now without fixing the errors or staring at the keys.

Hi 'deince, how are youedoig today?  I hipw you are pain feww and are not nuried in snow. we are dye fir abitger blkuzzard.

Oh MY.  See what I  mean?  You certainly are not alone!  For's not just the spelling...I can't even remember where my fingers should go on the computer keys!



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   Posted 1/27/2009 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Since we don't have spell checker, I will google the word to see if it's spelled correctly.  Also, if you have AOL, they have a dictionary on the site that you can reach with a click of the mouse.
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   Posted 1/27/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   


I have always spelled well and I still have to look a word up every now and then to make sure it is spelled right. I Google too, like Sherrine said. I just can't type that good. If I write with a pen on a piece of paper I don't have any problems spelling. It's just when I use the keyboard!



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   Posted 1/27/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Several solutions...and 2 more to add. You can type it in Word, or similar, then copy/past to your post.

But I use Firefox browser instead of Microsoft IE. WAY better and runs cleaning than Microsoft...but then that's no surprise. You can download Firefox for free then make it your default browser. It has a built in spellchecker. So as I type my posts it underlines in red the ones that are misspelled. Then right click and it brings up words to choose from. Has a large dictionary or you can add your own words to it. You can also add 'skins', customs colors. Right now mine is shades of soft green and all of the buttons are kitty cats.

Here's a link:

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   Posted 1/27/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for explaining that Chutz. I was going to write a post and say that my computer does spell check for these posts, but I don't know why. I use Firefox, too. It's a big help. Diane
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   Posted 1/27/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
i use firefox, too, but it doesn't help when my fingers are on the wrong key..or when i'm using the wrong word..or when i'm just making up new fibro fog
love and hugs

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   Posted 1/27/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I know exactly what you are talking about.  I used to be able to spell anything, not anymore.  I also question the words that I have spelled correctly because I'm not sure of myself.  I have often wondered if I was losing it eyes .  Along with the spelling comes the words that I just can't remember anymore.  I know what I want to say but I just can't find the correct words; then I have to leave part of what I wanted to say out.  Frustrating!!!
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   Posted 1/27/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   

For a spell checker for Internet Explorer check out:

I use it all the time. You just have to select text in an IE window and right click to spell check. It's fully functional so you can even add words to the dictionary.

Best thing is that it's free :)


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   Posted 1/27/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the same problem from time to time. I have found if you use Firefox instead of internet explorer it has a spell check feature automatically set up for when you type it lets you know as you type. It has saved my posts more than once. lol Plus you have less errors than you get with internet explorer. As far as the fibro fog made up words well for that one I use Microsoft word which also has a grammar checker so even if I make up a word it will point it out to me since it is not recognized in the dictionary.

Hope this helps


Post Edited (still_kickin_30) : 1/27/2009 7:03:47 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I'm the same as Pamela, I am TERRIBLE with numbers... but I ALWAYS was too, I actually have a math learning disability BUT I swear it has only gotten worse!!! My spelling actually is really good still, won spelling bee's in school scool  Hahaha so that's one thing that hasn't changed.. YET rolleyes
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   Posted 1/29/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the responses.  With all the good ideas I will never have a problem again.  Now, wi only I could deal with my Fibro so easily.  LOL  I am going to use the spell checker for Internet Explorer & also download the Firefox.  I have used Firefox before on my old computer but just didn't think to put it on this one.  But then as I said, I didn't think.  I need to write this stuff down so I will remember in the future.  Hugs to all, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ

Meds: Ibuprofen 600mg every 4-6 hours, Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Citaloram 20mg Melatonin 5mg Sublingual, B12 sublingual, B Complex, Folic Acid, Omega 3

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren

As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11

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