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:

  1. Click the menu button in the top right of the browser toolbar and select Settings.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click Advanced to expand the additional settings.
  3. Scroll down to Languages and click Spell check to expand the menu.
  4. 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 and click ‘Add to Firefox’ in order to install a spell checker in the browser. (Thanks to David of Rugby U3A for this tip)