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Vagrant

I have just found this forum. It seems great.

I have MS and was diagnosed in 2005. At the moment it's really starting to get me down.

By the way where is the spell checker.

Confidence is something I lost long ago.

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Marina

Hi Vagrant and welcome to our forum. I'm glad you like it :hippy:

 

There is no spell-checker built into the forum software as it's assumed people are using their browser's built-in spell-checker. For instance, I'm on Firefox 31, and its spell-checker is working fine for me; too well in fact, as it's underlining the word "Firefox" in red! :lolsign:

 

I'm sure others will be along soon enough to chat with you about MS :hoop:

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Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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Nick

Hi Vagrant,

Good to see you, yep it's a brilliant place this, full of great folk who know what it's all about.

 

Nick

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Just another Warrior...........

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Skippysprite

Hi Vagrant

 

Welcome to the forum, good place to get advice and information, and please don't worry about typos or spelling, sure no one will take any notice.

 

Pam

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Live for today.......never have regrets

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Scully

Hello Vagrant,

 

You are very welcome to the forum and the boards here. Always nice to have new members.

 

Please don't worry about spelling or anything else for that matter. Spell checkers bring their own problems with predictive text, it's made for some very amusing posts! We don't judge anybody here, for any reason.

 

The members have a vast experience, collectively, to share, encourage and support each other. And I'm sure you will fit in just fine.

 

Scully

 

 

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They are not brain lesions..........they are just bright ideas

 

"The truth is out there"

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Mal

Hi Vagrant

 

and welcome to the forum :wavebunny:

 

 

Mal

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The Dragonfly

Hi vagrant

 

Welcome to the forum. :)

 

Jen x

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lala

Hi vagrant

 

A welcome to the forum from me too!

 

Lala

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Lindylou

A big welcome from me too. This is a great forum and the best place to be if you`ve got any questions or concerns about MS.

 

Linda x :welcome:

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Vagrant

Thanks one and all for the wonderful welcome.

Still don't have a clue what I am doing.

I would still like to get the spell checker working.

I use firefox and I have loaded the dictionary English GB.

Any help gartefully accepted.

Thanks one and all.

Alan :wave3:

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Marina

Alan, re Firefox's spell-checker, have a look at this and see if this is why yours isn't working?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1000984

 

As far as I know (or can remember), I have the US version of Firefox with a UK dictionary. My "Languages" setting is as below, with English UK at the top so that it takes precedence, eg: if I spell "humour" the US way as "humor", it underlines it for me as a mistake.

Firefox-Languages.gif

 

I also have the spell-checker enabled:

Firefox-Spellchecker.gif

 

If you've any other questions (eg, about how to use the forum), don't hesitate to ask (in the Help using Forum section)! :flowerface:


Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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Mal

I use this one for firefox HERE

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Marina

Mal, that's for American US English... UK English has slight differences, eg:

 

UK: Humour

US: Humor (without the U)

 

So your spell checker might be wrongly correcting those words which the Americans spell differently to us.


Marina

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Mal

Mal, that's for American US English... UK English has slight differences, eg:

 

UK: Humour

US: Humor (without the U)

 

So your spell checker might be wrongly correcting those words which the Americans spell differently to us.

Ive used it for a few years as there wasn't a decent UK version , not sure if there is now.

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Marina

Try either of these two for a British English Dictionary for Firefox:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/british-english-dictionary-/

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/british-english-dictionary-2/

 

Having installed it, you need to be in an editor, like this one for a reply, then right-click, choose "Languages", then put a tick in "English (United Kingdom) if it's not already chosen.


Marina

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Nindancer

Hi and welcome :wavebunny:

Sonia x

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