As we rely more on software programs doing our spelling for us, we can actually create spelling errors that we don’t notice, but your attorney-clients might. One of the issues with any word processing application is that once you accidentally mark a misspelled word as correct, that’s how the software spells the word until you do something about it. For example, you create your legal nurse consulting report for one of your attorney-clients and you misspell pleurisy as pleuricy. When you’re spell-checking the document you figure Word just doesn’t know any medical terms, and since you do, you click Add to Dictionary.
Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Can Now Spell Czech in Internet Explorer on the Fly!
Okay, that’s a graham air joke not a spell check joke. Seriously, as much as I love Firefox® and Chrome®, I still occasionally need to use Internet Explorer®. However, I am dismayed that it lacks the built-in spell check capability found in both Firefox and Chrome. By spell check I mean that little red line that indicates you’ve misspelled an important word in a web form (like the “comments” box on today’s Tuesday Tech Tip). Here’s an example: