How do I spell check text in an online form?

Updated: 11/13/2018 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.

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 http://toolbar.google.com/. 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.

Note

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

SpellBound

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 can be found at http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/.

ieSpell

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 can be found at http://www.iespell.com/.

Copy and paste

Finally, in addition to the above recommendations you can also copy and paste the text you are typing into a word processor and spell check the text through 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 copy the text and paste it into a search engine that offers spelling suggestions, such as Google. If any words are not spelled correctly, it offers suggestions.

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