Spellchecking in Browsers & Pasting from MS Word
If you type quickly, or aren't a very good speller you probably value spellcheckers a great deal. Below are several ways to use spellchecking in your favorite browser, or in MS Word.
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Pasting Text from MS Word into eLearning
Word is a popular choice for creating content - such as essays and long forum posts - before pasting them into your class area. This is especially helpful because you can use formatting and the built-in spellcheck and grammar tools in the program before posting. However, although you don't see it, content copied from MS Word usually carries a lot of proprietary coding that often does not work well when pasted into a web environment.
To help preserve formatting please make sure to include these simple steps:
1. click on the "Toolbar Toggle" button in the upper left of the formatting bar in eLearning. It looks like this:
2. When you click on the "Toolbar Toggle" button your editing options will expand. Select the "Paste from Word" button that will be on the bottom right of the formatting bar in eLearning. It looks like this:
3. A popup window will appear. Paste your Word text into the window (Cntrl+V is the keyboard shortcut to paste things) and click on the "Insert" button when you're done.
That's it! CAUTION: Your formatting may not translate perfectly from Word into a web interface - especially if you're using nonstandard elements such as unusual fonts.
Spellchecking in the Chrome Browser
Spellchecking in the Firefox Browser
Spellchecking in the Internet Explorer 10 Browser
In Internet Explorer 10 the Spellchecking feature is automatically a part of the default setting. You don't need to do anything to turn it on.