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[resolved] I need my speelling checked!!! (11 posts)

  1. Jayjerome
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What? No spelling corrector in the WordPress text editor?

    Any suggestons for a fix? For instance, can I write a draft in Microsoft Word, spell check it there, save it as a plain text file, and copy that into the WordPress text editor?

    tanks, er thanks, for any helpful suggestions,,,
    JJ

  2. CharlesKrause
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well - you can get editplus2 which is a text editor with a spell checker.

    You can get a number of "offline blogging clients" which have spell checkers and interface with WordPress.

    You can get the Spellbound plugin for Firefox if you're using that browser, and spell check the text you enter into forms.

    If you wanted to use word, you wouldn't even have to save it - just cut and paste the text into the form - Windows is smart enough to paste it as plain text.

  3. marzar00
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just be careful sometimes Word gives the clipboard html code and stuff, which can cause you headaches with displays.

    Marzar

  4. Ajd777
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    >>>Windows is smart enough to paste it as plain text.
    Yes, but they do tend to turn regular quotes into smart quotes and other fun things that aren't web friendly.

  5. Jayjerome
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OK, I downloaded and installed the trial version of editplus2, and it does have a spell checker and a lot of fancy do-dads, including a formatting tool bar to insert HTML tags --

    BUT it has one major disadvantage: the screen fonts are way too small, mostly 9 pt, and there's no way to zoom in to prevent eye strain... and you know what they say: small font equals small... well, we'll go into that another time.

    Again, can I use Microsoft Word for the initial draft, save it as text only, then either copy it directly to the WordPress text editor, or intermediately copy it to EditPlus if I want to quick format in HTML and then drop it into WordPress?

    Will that strip out the superfluous 'unfriendly' html web code?

  6. CharlesKrause
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can change the system fonts in editplus2

    On tghe menu bar select Document
    -> Permenant Settings
    -> General
    -> Fonts

    Select the element you want to change the font for from the drop down box (I assume you probably want "Default (edit window)"). Chsnge font size and/or style and/or typeface.

    Presto - problem solved.

  7. Jayjerome
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes, that worked, thanks for the tip!! You can chose numerous font sizes and styles. Much easier on my eyes now.

    But I'd still like to know if I can save a word document as a plain text file and cut and copy it to the WordPress text editor without transferring 'unfriendly' code.

    Anybody know?

  8. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "But I'd still like to know if I can save a word document as a plain text file and cut and copy it to the WordPress text editor without transferring 'unfriendly' code."

    Yes - sort of. Just saving it as a text doc isn't enough, though. C & P into Notepad (or any basic editor), then into WP editor. This strips all unfriendly MS bs.

  9. quietas
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'll second EditPlus, I use it all the time. The color coding is really handy along with numbered lines and columns. Ultra Edit is along the same vein also.

  10. Jayjerome
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks for all the replies... I appreciate the help.

  11. jazzle
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    C & P into Notepad (or any basic editor), then into WP editor.

    Can't you just C&P into the HTML (non-WYSIWYG) view?

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