This month’s tip for using Beacon is about spellling.
As you may know, the Beacon software does not currently include a spellchecker. However, many web browsers now include a facility for checking spelling within the browser itself.
One example is Google Chrome, which has a spellchecker that is usually enabled by default. If you’d like to check, just follow the steps below:
- Click the menu button in the top right of the browser toolbar and select Settings.
- Scroll to the bottom and click Advanced to expand the additional settings.
- Scroll down to Languages and click Spell check to expand the menu.
- Here you can turn on or off Chrome’s spellchecker by clicking the slider next to the respective language. A blue slider indicates that the spellchecker is enabled.
If you are a Firefox user, you can visit https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/british-english-dictionary-2/ and click ‘Add to Firefox’ in order to install a spell checker in the browser. (Thanks to David of Rugby U3A for this tip)