Has any thought been given to adding a Spell Checker?
Posted by rclayled 5 years ago
I think a spell check button in the toolbar above this box I am typing in would be nice.
Posted by wirepig 6 years ago
I propose a new feature similar to Google, where is you make a spelling mistake in your search is comes up with "Did you mean: etc", because its rather annoying when you think your spelling of a word is correct but when you search it no 'ibles come up.
Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 8 years ago
I would like to know, where does the Instructables spell checker come from? I use it whenever i post anything but when i use words that the rest of the world are yet to discover (like Squircle) you have no idea how many times i have to click ignore or correct, it is extremly annoying. i am making my own Instructable and i spell check after every paragraph (i have noticed the checker misses somethings) and i have to ignore or correct it every single time and it really annoying me. with Microsoft word there is an ad do dictionary button, which would be very useful here, but i didn't know whether it is even possible. if anyone knows where the spell checker came from please tell me. (there were 20 errors before the spell check)
Posted by Quickeagle 10 years ago
I hate when people don't spell properly. Or when they have poor grammar. I just hate it when they spell bad. Well I use to be one that spelled badly. What's your take on the bad spelling? Also, I hate it when they say "dude u spell worse than my sister". That just really tics me off.
Posted by Easy Button 10 years ago
Two points i've seen: The spell check does not recognize "instructables" as a real word, despite it being used in almost every instructable. It also appears to be having some issues with contractions such as "i've" instead of "I have". Secondly, the "next step" button is often hidden behind the box with the facebook, embed, flag, etc. in it when there is only a small amount of text on the step. While writing this, another problem appeared in the spell check, as shown in the attached image.
Posted by The Skinnerz 8 years ago
Guys learn english and proper grammar for example ok are you RETARDED the thing on the end less time makin sure its not out of the barrel Disgraceful ;( hey here's a tip for instructables make yours on microsoft word and spell check or something and copy and paste on to the place where you fifst make your instructable.
Posted by assasin 11 years ago
Okay, I'm going to cut straight to the chase here, people NEED to use spell check on their Instructables I've seen a butt load of crappy ones that I can't even understand, let alone read (not mentioning any names *cough* Knex *cough*). Okay so here's some helpful hints.1.MICROSOFT WORDI mean holy crap is this elementary copy and paste it from Instructable into word then hit spell check, I know it doesn't really work for grammar but its better than nothing.2. Dictionary Tooltip If you have Firefox which you should, this is just a spell checker that works in Firefox.
Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago
I was going to put this in bugs, but its really a feature request. Feedback I guess? Does the WYSIWYG editor support custom dictionary additions? It would be nice if it didn't attempt to correct the name of the website. It would also be nice if I could swap it to British English, but I'm used to being second guessed now! Thanks
Posted by ratMoose 2 years ago
Hi,I was just wondering why people on instructables have such bad spelling and grammar, as the title probably would have informed you of.I'm from England and besides from the obvious difference in languages between Standard English and ,erhm, the so called "American English", people just seem to have appalling spelling.By the way I was just spelling badly in the title to try and be ironic, but i guess my efforts were futile.(If you don't know what any of the words mean, LOOK THEM UP).Take a look at these pics i nicked off the InternetP.S. Colour looks so much better spelt with a "u"Spelt, yum yum.If you don't get the above joke look the word"spelt" up on the InternetP.P.S. Try and count, and point out the spelling and grammar mistakes I made on this topic.
Posted by tahirhh 9 years ago
Whilst it is unlikely that anyone can achieve perfect spelling and grammar, you are showing off your ingenuity for all the world to see, so you surely want to show how good you are? Also make sure your images are clear enough to illustrate whatever the point is. I've just read two articles this morning, the first about "Metal-dipping" seed pods has crystal-clear images, but the other from American Pistol Crossbow Association offered under-exposed pictures in black-and-brown, captioned like this "... thwe safty catch is behind the rear sight." Their spelling, not mine. Come on Folks, let's all aim for a standard of presentation to be proud to show the grandchildren. Geoff
Posted by geoff_p 8 years ago
PLEASE! At school today, this word came up. I know I have heard it before, but can't remember where, or what it means.Of course, i don't know the spelling...It sounds like DEL-FWAY-GOMaybee spelled like...Delfuaygo, Delfwaygo, Delfaygo, Delaflaygo.Anybody heard of this? Please let me know.By the way, the prize is.... a FREE GAS compossed of roughly 78% nitrogen 20.95% Oxygen 0.93% Argon and 0.04% Carbon Dioxide!It can be picked up where ever dust particles, dander, germs, and airborne carcinogens are sold!
Posted by evy-wevy 11 years ago
I have access to cheap aluminum sheets and i was wondering is there a way to etch PCB on them?
Posted by ZBM 10 years ago
How many things can be created with popsickle sticks? can you make animals? weapons? chairs? cars? big structures like bridges? id like to get some inspiration on what to make out of popsicle sticks i might want to start by learning how to spell it first!
Posted by mepaine 11 years ago
Alright, well the PDFS are REALLY annoying, since it pins the comments, advertisements, and banner of instructables right on there. I also wonder if anyone knows how to change PDF files so that I don't need to look at the terrible spelling of some users. Thoughts?
Posted by A good name 9 years ago
I have been thinking about this for a long time now and in therory it works. What im wordering is if you could make it work in place of the traditional power outlet. Here it is, basicly there are just coils of wire inside of a transformer, on coil has say 240 turns of coil. Inside of this coil is another coil with 240 turns also. So the voltige inside the first coil will be the same as the second coil. And to half the voltige in the first coil. If you had a plug that was just a cilender with a coil of wire inside and an outlet that was a hole in the wall with a coil inside. I know a hole in the wall with 120 volts running through it sounds scary , but put a plastic cylinder inside the hole and vurtaly no shock hazerd. sorry for the spelling errors spell check was not working.
Posted by Laserman595 8 years ago
Anybody else see this? http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,484326,00.html ? Lots of us have re-arranged the letters on signs to spell funny (and occasionaly inappropriate) things, but these guys take the cake! So, what non-malicious pseudo vandalism have you seen (or participated in)?
Posted by skunkbait 9 years ago
On the prize page for the cookie contest the third prize is listed as 3-Piece Stainless Steal Mixing Bowl Set. there is a small spelling error. i do believe that it is a 3-Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set. Homonyms will get you. Or am I wrong and these bowls are "Hot"?
Posted by Verdann 6 years ago
Check out Gilrostwo's KNEX SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thankyou so much and merry christmas hanuka kwanza three kings day or whatever you celebrate :) Sorry about my spelling, dont comment on it. Instead, save your comments for the sale! Here it is enjoy!!!!!!!! https://www.instructables.com/community/KNex-for-sale/
Posted by KnexFreek 8 years ago
Does anyone know of some instructions to make a leather type cap with magnification glass or strange levers protruding out of it? I'd like to make something "weird-scientist"-like for my entomologist friend, Thanks! edited to spell "bug guy" correctly
Posted by Oakherder 10 years ago
Hello. I can see by a topic posted here a while ago that instructables does have spellcheck, apparently there was a bug that removed the spellcheck option. Has that bug been fixed, because I can't find spellcheck anywhere. I appologize if I'm missing something obvious, maybe I just need a little help in locating it. Thanks
Posted by Attmos 6 years ago
These are the skills I think every instructabler should know. Proper English grammar and spelling Survival skills Using common tools (drill, dermal, soldering,etc.) Basic rope and knot skills Being resourceful Programing in a programing language Basic Camera skills Have a social life
Posted by starwing123 9 years ago
. 1) Make your title meaningful. A lot of people don't have the time to read every message and will just skip over titles that don't make sense - you missed out on someone that might be able to help. As you can see from the title of this thread, it can be pretty long.. All-caps and lots of exclamation points are counter-productive. I have Zachninme's No K'n* script set to block more than three !s.. 2) If you are having a problem or asking a question, give as much info as possible. Too much is better than not enough. If a responder has to ask a question, it's just that much longer before you get an answer.. 3) If your message is directed at a particular group of people, post in an appropriate group. Some members may not cruise the All forum. It will show up in the All forum automatically, so you get two posts for the price of one.. 4) Spell-check. Learn it; live it. Firefox has a built-in spell-checker that works very well and it's free. Google "free spell checker" for others. You don't have to be perfect, but at least make an effort.. . Hope this helps. I encourage you to add other tips.. 20080609 - moved to Community:help:FAQs. Added some formatting and link to Zachninme's No K'n* script. Got rid of abbreviations (thanks zieak).
Posted by NachoMahma 11 years ago
Hi I have a light and fairy theme deck it's an ok deck but I think it needs something As you can see I lack monsters but I think my lockdown cards take care of that, any thoughts on what I should pull out or add? MONSTERS (10) 1 darklord asmodeus 1 mystical elf 1 hourglass of courage 1 worm jetelkpse 1 interplanetary invader A 1 marshmallont 1 servant of catabolism 1 darklord superbia 1 prime material dragon 1 the calculator SPELLS (20) 1 emergency provisions 1 unstable evolution 1 attraffic control 3 mystical space typhoon 1 monster reborn 1 scapegoat 2 swords of revealing light 1 photon sanctuary 1 crashbug road 1 mirage tube 1 giant trunade 2 lightning vortex 1 nobleman of crossount 1 fissure 1 heavy storm 1 megamorph TRAPS (17) 1 waboku 1 curse of royal 1 just desserts 1 trap jammer 1 half or nothing 2 draining shield 1 spell shield type 8 2 divine wrath 1 shadow spell 1 needle wall 1 gravity bind 1 call of the haunted 1 magic jammer 1 minor goblin official 1 solemn wishes
Posted by snozzle1 5 years ago
Is it strange to ask for feedback about an Instructable before it's published? It's my first one and I'd like to know what people think. Here's the link:https://www.instructables.com/id/EN95RCDG068LMN1Feel free to get nitpicky about details like grammar, spelling, content, style... anything really. Thanks!
Posted by nolte919 8 years ago