Reread your posts to see how they flow (sometimes reading them out loud will help). Have someone else look your posts over (I know of at least two bloggers who do this for one another – they have logins to each other’s blogs and edit the post that the other one writes on a daily basis). Test to see if links in your posts work. Yes – this is an area that those of us who don’t like to pay attention to detail and those who blog in a language that isn’t their first language can struggle with, but it does pay off to work on. As mentioned above – I’m not the guy to teach you how to improve on this aspect of blogging. As a result I’d like to point you to some others who are!
How can I enable spellcheck for Outlook again? Aside from the Options panel in Outlook, spelling and grammar checking can also be disabled at “template level”. In case of Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013 the default template is called NormalEmail.dotm and in Outlook 2003 it is called Normal.dot . Proofing Language Options. Re-enabling the spell and grammar check at template level can be done in the following way; Outlook 2003 (with Word as the email editor) Open a new message-> Tools-> Language-> Set Language…-> disable: Do not check spelling or grammar-> button Default… Outlook 2007. Open a new message-> tab Home-> group Proofing-> button Spelling-> Set Language…-> disable: Do not check spelling or grammar-> button Default… Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013. Open a new message-> tab Home-> tab Proofing-> button Language-> Set Proofing Language…-> disable: Do not check spelling or grammar-> button Set As Default. After disabling the option “Do not check spelling or grammar” you must press “Set As Default” to apply the changes at template level.
What would be the motivation for getting a third-party spell checker? Picking on MindSteam as an example, why should I pay $5/month more for something which is already included in the program? When I tried to find a comparison online, I only found a long-outdated comparison between MindSpell and Proximity/HunSpell for a few (relatively obscure) non-English languages. Thanks for any help, support, and guidance you can offer! I don’t know of any grammar checker plug-ins other than Mindsteam’s. In most cases, I recommend people write in a program such as Word rather than InDesign.
Microsoft Word, and most other word processors, will check your grammar and spelling if you ask it to, and this helps most people – we all make mistakes. But is Word’s grammar checking any good, or are there better tools available elsewhere? I've tested three alternatives to see what they have to offer beyond Word's built-in tools. Pro Writing Aid. Pro Writing Aid is both a website and a Word add-in, which undertakes extensive grammar checks to locate common and not-so-common mistakes, and suggests improvements. You can either paste text into the website, or download the add-in and run checks directly from Word. The website doesn’t retain your text, but the remote processing means it takes a few seconds for the results to come back.