How do I get Spellcheck to be automatic on my computer?

@ladygator (3469)
United States
February 5, 2012 4:11pm CST
I just got a new laptop. I am running Internet Explorer and I have Microsoft Office. My previous computer had an automatic spell check that just would work on anything I typed. Like if I spelled a word incorrect here, it would underline it. I need to find it for this one. Can you help me? Thank you!
7 responses
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 12
As far as I know, the spell checker isn't built in Windows, it's built in the applications/programs. And as for browser, either newest Chrome and Mozilla already have this built in feature. Some older version also already had it, but why bother to use the older version if we can get the latest and newest one. I have no idea about IE, probably they also had it. Either just check their options/settings or use Firefox/Chrome instead.
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
10 May 12
I will try those options. Thank you so much for being so complete in your response.
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
22 May 12
Yes, it seems your computer has lack of memory. Either you need to upgrade it or perhaps it just need a little tune-up. Wish you all the best.
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
4 Jul 12
I have been clearing things out that are not really important and I plan to put my documents and pictures on a flash drive and that maybe will help a bit. If I take it to the computer store I will be without my computer for like 3 days!! And I dont want to be without it that long! LOL
7 Feb 12
I would like to recommend you Firefox as its easy to manage , once you installed Firefox you can install "Spell Checker" addon from firefox addon installer from firfox tools addons,if spell checker is not working in the firefox because by default spell checker is enabled in firefox browser..
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
10 May 12
That sounds simple enough. I am eager to try this out so I can be sure that my spelling is correct. Usually my mistakes are simple ones. ~C~
@arcideaco (1259)
• Singapore
6 Feb 12
I m using Firefox, I think I added some addon or something and now I have spellcheck already. I cannot remember whether was it addon or not. Cheers.
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
10 May 12
Thank you for offering some help. I think that I may install Firefox if I can. Not having spell check sure slows things down for me, as I have just learned how to type without looking at the keyboard.
@allknowing (54669)
• India
5 Feb 12
It is advisable that you go for any other browser such as chrome or fire fox. They have built in spell check software.
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
6 Feb 12
Okay, thank you. I will do that.
@maezee (24512)
• United States
5 Feb 12
I use firefox, where I believe it automatically will underline anything in red that is mis-spelled. I would suggest downloading Firefox. It also seems to be a little more smooth than IE.
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
6 Feb 12
I am going to go find that and download it. I have also noticed that slowness on IE. But because this is the first brand new laptop purchase I have made, I am just learning all the technical things involved. Thank you!
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
5 Feb 12
Hi ladygator, I am not sure if there are certain ways to set this or not, but my computer emails are already set for spell check. Perhap after reading through the manual, you are a little for familiar with your laptop and it will be so easy to set or apply... Enjoy your new computer.....
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
6 Feb 12
Thank you for responding! I am bad about reading through manuals. All the words seem to blend together and its hard to find what I am looking for. I guess I am a hands on learner not so much for instructional.
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
5 Feb 12
I don't know about for everything on your computer, but for browsing FireFox automatically does a spell check. That it one reason why I use it here rather than Internet Explorer. Just do a search on firefox or Mozilla firefox and it is easy to find a free download. Of course like all spell checkers if you use a word that is spelled correctly but is not the correct word or if you misspell the word you wanted but it is still a correct spelling of some other word, it will not catch that. So you should still read over what you have typed to look for those errors.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
6 Feb 12
Thank you for responding with such a helpful hint. That helps me a great deal!