Monday, April 19, 2010
BIG: Spell Check Checked Out
Come on Blogger. Help me out!
I have never been what I call a confident speller. When I am writing, for example, if I am unsure about the proper spelling of a word, I will just rephrase the sentence in order to use a word that I am sure I will spell correctly. I always get a little nervous when I am sitting in a meeting and the presenter asks, "Who would like to take notes for us on the board at the front of the room while we all stare at you?" I work with educators. Who wants to be the one that looks like a bad speller? Then of course when typing I have fallen victim to the correctly spelled word used in the incorrect place more than my fair share. Late night blogging to meet a midnight deadline doesn't help matters either. I know, undoubtedly, that I could be a better proofreader, but it seems that it is always most difficult to find errors in one's own work. After all, I know what I am trying to say. But when I am typing, the problem should be made better with a spell check button.
Why, oh why can't there be a spell check feature? During the previous eighteen days of blogging this has been a repeated hassle: Type in Blogger. Highlight text. Copy text. Paste in Word. Look for misspelled words. Change them on Blogger page. Post blog entry. It is a BIG bother. Once I tried typing in Word then pasting the body of text in Blogger, but the formatting was a wreck.
I may be alone on this issue, but I can say that I would benefit from spell check on Blogger! It would make blogging so much easier!