Re: Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!


Sarah k Alawami
 

Sure is. I use it. Give it a play in FF and see if NVDA reads out the stuff it needs to read out. It should, assuming it works in FF. I’m still learning btw.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 3:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

 

I should say that someone was asking about Firefox and I discussed the spell checker in Firefox, which is the same or very similar to the spell checker used in other browsers.  I hadn't realized you were talking about the add-on.  I may play with it.  Is it the one Quentin wrote about yesterday?  It is a Microsoft add-on and he began the thread and gave a link to download it.

If you don't recall his message, I can send it to you.

Gene

On 6/10/2022 4:53 PM, Gene via groups.io wrote:

I recall that yesterday, an add-on was discussed at the outset.  My messages were about the spell check in Chrome itself since I believe it will do what the person wants.  Since you were talking about the add-on, which I haven't used, I can't discuss that.

Gene

On 6/10/2022 4:09 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Ther is a grammar checker for chrome that is an extension. It si written by microsoft. It is the same one used by word, that is the one of which we are speaking. This is not the native google spelling checker that ships with the chromium browser.


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On 10 Jun 2022, at 9:51, Gene wrote:

You were talking about Chrome.  And I'm not talking about running an f7 spell checker.  I'm talking about the flag words in the text function of Chrome.

Gene

On 6/10/2022 11:47 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

No, in the grammar checker for word,  you must use alt down arrow to see the suggestions per the hint that is given.  But per the regular spell checker yews contextual menu is correct.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 7:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

 

Don't use alt down arrow. When you are on the word, open the context and down arrow.  You will see many suggestions if the misspelled word is one where the spell checker believes they are useful. 

Gene

On 6/10/2022 9:35 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Chrome has a spelling checker, however no grammar checker. Plus you have to hit alt down arrow for the word checker to give you only 1 correction which sucks. It is usable, yes, a bit of a PITA when you hear “3 errors on this line” and you cannot  see what they are until you pass over them and have to hit alt down arrow.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

 

Hmmm well chrome does have one checking via google spelling dictionaries so I don't need it but good find quentin.

And its a microsoft app to so well we know it works.

 

 

On 10/06/2022 10:25 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

Turning on my PC this morning, I got a suggestion from Microsoft to install their "Editor" plug-in.  These suggestions come up now and then and I usually ignore them, but since it looked to be the kind of thing we've been talking about recently, I was intrigued.

 

I can confirm it does work!  Essentially, it's a bit like grammarly - when you are typing in an edit field on the web (I used the Edge plugin but there is a Chrome one as well which I assume should work too, since both browsers are based on Chromium), it puts a red underline for spelling errors and a blue one for grammar - not dissimilar to Word.  NVDA doesn't buzz at you for an error, but when navigating it tells you that you have an error on that line, and reads it when you get to it.

 

You can find it at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/microsoft-editor

 

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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 

 

 

 

 

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