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What happened to the spell check button?
« on: January 21, 2016, 06:05:49 PM »
What happened to the spell check button that used to be alongside 'post' and 'preview' when posting a reply? ???

Is it an accidental casualty of the recent maintenance or is there a new way to spellcheck? Or alternatively have I just been hallucinating a spell check button that was never there ....  :o
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Re: What happened to the spell check button?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 07:10:19 PM »
Hmmmm. . . . . I don't see anything different . . . . wait. Yes. There used to be one more button to the right of Preview. I always use Quick reply anyway but, now that you've drawn my attention to it, I think there used to be a third button there as well.

I admit, though, I never used it . . . . on my system, I get automatic spell check. . . . so like now, as I type, if I spell something rong, it gets a red squiggly line under it. I can then right click and correct it.  I think it's a browser function.

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Re: What happened to the spell check button?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 08:07:13 PM »
There did indeed used to be spellcheck; and I think it's an option that can be turned on in admin.  Let me check with our tech admin if there's a reason it's been turned off.

I did use it occasionally.

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Re: What happened to the spell check button?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 08:20:42 PM »
I found the place where it can be turned on, and it is still on, but underneath it says "not compatible with all servers" so I'm thinking that moving to the new host did cause it to not work.  I'll check with our tech admin, though, still.

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Re: What happened to the spell check button?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 08:20:32 AM »
Thanks, Betsy. I did use it quite a lot, especially on longer posts. I'm not a fan of the squiggly lines method - I'm not sure why as I can see the advantage of it, just never liked it!  ::)
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