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Monday, February 4, 2008

Blogger spell check broken: Work-around

The built-in spell check in Blogger post editor no longer works. I have tested it in 6 browsers - Internet Explorer 7, FireFox 2.0, Netscape Navigator, Opera, Flock, Avant. When you click on the spell check Blogger spell check icon icon, nothing will happen, no matter how many times you click. But don't fret. There is a workaround.

Workaround for Blogger's broken spell check

Very simple. Prepare your post in the Blogger post editor as usual. When finished, press ctrl+A to highlight the whole post, then ctrl+C to copy into clipboard. Open MS WORD, and paste the post into the WORD file. Click "Tools" in the menu bar at the top and select "Check spelling and grammar". When done, press ctrl+A again to highlight the whole of the corrected post, press ctrl+C to copy into clipboard, open a Notepad file, paste into the Notepad file to strip off all the extra formatting that WORD has added to your post. Click ctrl+A and ctrl+C once more to highlight the whole post minus the formatting and copy into clipboard. Go back to the Blogger post editor. The whole uncorrected post should still be highlighted. Just press the "Delete" key to clear the post editor window, press ctrl+V to paste the corrected post into the post editor window. Add labels if you want, preview then click "Publish Post". Done.