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Default New Forum Feature: Spell Checker

By request, we have added a built-in spell checker to the Wrox P2P Forums.

You now have the ability to spell check all of your postings before they are added to the forum. The spell checking can be used on-demand, or be configured to automatically check all of your posts when you submit them. The spell checker will ignore any words inside of a [code][/code] block. This will allow you to include your code examples without generating lots of spelling errors. Additionally, if you quote another posting with your reply, the quoted text will be excluded from the spell check.

[u]On-demand Spellcheck</u>

You will notice a new button in the Format section of the message composing page (the button with a checkmark and "ABC"). Clicking this button will open up a spellcheck window that will show you any spelling errors in the post you are currently composing. Any potentially misspelled words will be highlighted in yellow. Clicking a highlighted word will give you the option of adding the word to your Personal Dictionary.

[u]Automatic Spellcheck</u>

At the bottom of the message composing page, there is a new checkbox labeled "Check here to spell check your posting." If this box is checked, your posting will be checked for potential spelling errors when you submit it. If there are any errors found, you will be presented with a page very similar to the On-Demand page. Here you will have the option to click highlighted words to add to your dictionary, go back and edit your posting, or post the message as is. If no spelling errors are found, then the post will submit without presenting a spelling errors page.

By default, the "Check here to spell check your posting" checkbox will not be checked. If you would like to always check your postings, you can change this in your Profile by changing the "Spellcheck checkbox checked by default?:" setting to "Yes".

[u]Quick Reply</u>

Since the Quick Reply box presents only limited functionality (no formatting, quoting, etc.), only the On-Demand spell checking is available. The spellcheck button will be located in the upper-left corner of the Quick Reply window.

[u]My Dictionary</u>

A new link has been added to the P2P Menu in the left navigation bar. The My Dictionary link will open a page that will allow you add or remove words from your personal dictionary. Please note that you must be logged in to access your dictionary.

Although we have worked hard to build as complete a dictionary as possible, we're confident you will encounter commonly used technical words that will show up as spelling errors. Go ahead and add these words to your personal dictionary as you see fit. Periodically, the forum administrators will query the forum members' dictionaries for potential candidates to the global spelling dictionary.

Bruce Luckcuck
Director, Applications & Support Services
Wiley Publishing, Inc.
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