How do I spell check text in an online form?

Updated: 08/31/2020 by Computer Hope
Spell check

There are several online solutions and third-party toolbars and accessories that allows you to spell check text as you type it in an online form. Below is a short list of some of our recommendations.

Firefox and Chrome

Users who are using Firefox 2.0 or greater or Google Chrome as their Internet browser already have a spellchecker in the browser. If you're using Internet Explorer, we suggest also trying an alternative browser. Below is an example form with misspellings as an example and a place to test the spellchecker in your browser.

Example form

Copy and paste

In addition to the recommendations above, you can copy and paste the text you are typing into a word processor and spell check it. Once everything is corrected, highlight and copy the corrected text, then paste the text into the form you're submitting.

If you only need to spell check a single word, or a few words, you can paste the text into a search engine that offers spelling suggestions, such as Google. If any words are not spelled correctly, it offers suggestions.


Another great free third-party browser add-on for Microsoft Internet Explorer users that adds a spell check feature into the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. A download and install for this program is at the official ieSpell website.


Another great free third-party browser spellchecker is SpellBound, which is designed for Mozilla Firefox and the Mozilla suite. A download and install for this program is at the official SpellBound website.

Google Toolbar

If you are using Internet Explorer, you might want to try Google toolbar, which has its own spell check feature. This toolbar can be downloaded at the official Google Toolbar website. With Google toolbar, whenever you are filling out a form or typing a message, you can click the ABC Check button to spell check your text.


Google toolbar is exclusive to Internet Explorer. It is not available for Firefox, Opera, or Chrome.