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Subject: Spell Check
Date Posted: 11/23/2013 11:33 AM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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Is the spell check button permanently missing? 

Signed,

Dyslexic & Distraught

Date Posted: 11/23/2013 1:08 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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I'd like to know also.  I add book descriptions when I have a book that doesn't have one on PBS, and it's really a pain to have to go back and read the whole description now to see if I've made an error.  Please, please bring it back!!! Pat

Date Posted: 11/23/2013 1:58 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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I think this is a topic we should take to the red thread of PBS suggestions.  PBS staff do not always follow the forum topics. 

I know they were working on updating the text boxes.  But I have no idea why it was reset to the old format.  I do miss the spell check.

Date Posted: 11/24/2013 11:50 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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A horrible speller...I'm also missing the spell check option.  Off to find the "...red thread of PBS suggestions..."

Date Posted: 11/24/2013 11:57 PM ET
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Under CMT.  

Scott (scalta) - ,
Date Posted: 11/25/2013 6:40 AM ET
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I've never understood this fascination with spellcheck programs.  There are many, many words that the spellcheck function will not correct, because the word is spelled correctly to begin with.

For instance, you want to use the word 'quiet' but instead type the word 'quite', spellcheck will not alert to a mistake because there is no mistake in spelling, only using the wrong word.

Date Posted: 11/25/2013 9:21 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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There are many, many words that the spellcheck function will not correct, because the word is spelled correctly to begin with.

Yes, but with some of us, any help is better than none, as we don't all have the same weakness. I can usually catch my own "their, there, they're" mistakes, but usually don't notice that I've not spelled a word correctly.  

If I don't spell it right the first time, odds are I won't notice it on a re-read either. I'm not dyslexic, but my memory for a lot of words look that way in my head. 

(Weird, but I also have trouble memorizing the numbers 3 and 8. I have to resort to tricks to remember which number it really is in a telephone number.)

Date Posted: 11/25/2013 10:40 AM ET
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I have no problems with usage, but there are a great many misspellings I honestly can't "see". Suggested spellings are also extremely helpful as even if I know what the problem is, it's sometimes hard to localize it within the word as the letters can jumble a bit when looking at them so closely. I'm extremely meticulous, but spell check is an incredibly useful tool.

Obviously, you do not have these issues.

Date Posted: 11/25/2013 10:09 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2010
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Yes, I miss the spell check also. I recently added a new keyboard that had a problem "h" key.  It added extra 'h's. The keyboard I am using now is vastly different from my previous keyboard, so I make a lot of mistakes.  I have to read my message before clicking on the button. For whatever reason,  I find it easier to edit the message after it is posted and have to reopen it again.

I wonder if spell check puts a lot of demand on the server memory?