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Franco2

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Help for beginner please :?
 

Farm Gal

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Frank,

Welcom to the foum and congradulations on finding one of the better educational sites available to you. It's 24/7 and filled with exactly what you are looking for!

Not to shortcircuit other responses, but if you scroll down a bit lower on this general forum site, there is an entire section deoted to exactly your question... It is entitled the Newbie/Appriaser Wannabe forum.

The recomendations placed there are thorough, and intended exactly for someone in your position. Some very generous folks have effectively written a primer on "How to succed in the initial stages of appraisal training". I reccommend perusing that section thoroughly, then asking for clarification on any specific points on which you are confused or want additional information.

Welcome aboard!
 

Franco2

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Thanks Lee Ann
 

Farm Gal

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FRank you are very welcome,
please don't judge me by my (lack of) spelling ability :roll:

I really miss having a spell checker!
 

AMF13

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Lee Ann, maybe you want to give this a try, assuming you have MS Word.
I didn't make this up, it's from a guy on a motorcycle forum I go to. I didn't try it either, but the guy is pretty bright, so...

I came across a nice article in pcmagazine Sept 3, 2002, Page IP06 (User to User). Follow the steps below to have MSWord open up to use a spelling checker while on the web or on this discussion group. This assumes you have a little pc savvy. I will try to simplify it as much as possible. Here goes:
1. Open up notepad, (Start/Run/ type notepad and hit enter) and copy the following text and then paste in notepad:

oShell= new
ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
oShell.SendKeys( "^c" ); // copy
oWord= new ActiveXObject("Word.Application");
oWord.Visible= true;
oWord.Documents.Add();
oWord.Selection.Paste();
oWord.ActiveDocument.CheckSpelling();
oWord.Selection.WholeStory();
oWord.Selection.Copy();
oWord.ActiveDocument.Close(0);
oWord.Quit();
var nRet= oShell.Popup( "Apply changes?nClick OK to replace all selected text.", 0, "Spell Check Complete", 33 );
if ( nRet == 1 ) {
oShell.SendKeys( "^v" ); // paste
}

2. Do a SAVE AS from notepad, name the file spellcheck.js , and put it in directory C:temp

3. Open up windows explorer (right click on Start, then left click Explore.

4. Drag the file from C:Tempspellcheck.js to your Links bar at the top of Internet Explorer. You may need to right click somewhere on the top toolbar and check off Links. Also make sure Lock the toolbars is not selected.

5. Right click spellcheck and rename, Spell Check .

6. That’s it, you are done. To use, select your text by left clicking and dragging, then left click the new file in LINKS, which is now named Spell Check, and follow the prompts.

7. Note, Norton antivirus may have a fit, so when it does, select allow this script file.
 

TC

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Lee Ann,

Here is a somewhat easier way to spell check. I write my responses on Microsoft Publisher...spell check it..then cut and paste it to the forum. That way i mak know misstakess.

TC
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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lee are you nutz? I couldn't read what you wrote much less do it! While I believe in being able to spell....that is wayyyy to much work!
 

AMF13

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:lol:
lee are you nutz?
:lol:

Some have accused me. :p But the Black Knight is invincible! :!: have at you! :!: :lol:

It's only a flesh wound. 8O

I didn't make that script up, nor did I actually try it. The guy that posted it originally is a bit of a techno type, he likes it, so maybe that explains it. Sounded interesting though.

For forum postings, I just rely on my proofreadin :lol: skills. And the preview button. I suspect starting Word and spell checking, and closing Word would be more time consuming than I want to deal with. :lol:
 

Rick Neighbors

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I bet Lee Ann doesn't miss her spell checkr that much!!!

:lol:

Rick
 

Franco2

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thread hijackers!
 
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