Spell checking

If you are used to using a Word processor, you will be familiar with the automatic spell checking facility.  Typically unrecognised words are underlined with a wavy red line.  You can click on the word (often a right click) to get suggested corrections.

Many websites nowadays provide spell checking too.  What they do is utilise the spell-checkers that are built into web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox.

Enabling spell-checking on your browser

When editing a page on your site, you may already see the wavy red lines within the body field.   That tells you that you have a spell-checker enabled on your browser.  Many browsers just enable this automatically.

If you do not see a red wavy line under misspelled words, then you will need to take some steps to enable spell-checking on your browser, by adjusting the browser settings or options.  To find specific instructions for this, do an internet search on 'spell check' plus the name of your browser.

Using spelling corrections

The details here depend on what program you are using and what device.  Generally there will be some way to click and get a "context menu" (sometimes called a "popup menu" or even a "right-click menu").  On Windows it is a right click, for Mac, Command+click, and on touch screen often a long click.  Normally you may find if you clicked on a spelling mistake, the context menu includes corrections.

When you are editing a body field on an AlbanyWeb website, you need to take an extra step to access the spell check context menu (as our editor already uses a context menu for other operations).  To access the spell check menu and any corrections:

  • On a PC, press Ctrl+right-click
  • On a Mac, press Ctrl+Command+click
  • On a tablet or other touchscreen device, the spell check will appear as autocorrect suggestions.

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