Spell Checker for XP Pro

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    What is the best free spell checker for Windows XP Pro-SP3?

    Thank you
     
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    Hello, Janice! For many years, my favorite standalone spell checker program has been FreeSpell by HCI Design:

    https://hcidesign.com/freespell/

    This program will work on any Windows OS from 95 on up. Lean/mean with no spyware/malware/adware/nagware, and the option to install many different dictionaries! I pray that it will be helpful/useful for you!

    Respectfully,
    Cameron M.
     
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    within the os or the browser?
    in office 2003, it checks spelling great
    in firefox and mypal spelling checks without an addon

    so where do you need a spell checker?
     
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    I recommended a program for Janice (https://hcidesign.com/freespell/), but for some reason the message is still awaiting moderator approval. This program will work on any Windows version starting with 95/NT 4.0 and higher. Very fast/reliable, and it lets you install many different dictionaries too.

    Office XP (the last version for Win98 & my favorite of all time) and Firefox 52.9.1 ESR have superb spell-checking built-in, and I regularly find myself relying on it (despite having a degree in English, I still misspell from time to time!)
     
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    I have Firefox ESR 52.6.0 - 32Bit (I don't want to keep updating all the time!), but it does not check spelling. What do you think is the problem?
     
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    open firefox go to tools/options/advanced/general tab, scroll down and ensure that you have place a checkmark in the box to check my spelling as I type
     
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    'Check my spelling as I type' is already selected. But it doesn't check, even here while I am writing this reply.
     
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    Hello Cameron M.
    Thank you for this link.I went to the web page. Do you know how I can download Freespell without downloading ProSpell at the same time, or is that not possible from their website?
     
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    As far as I know, this is the only way you can download FreeSpell. It shouldn't be an issue, though--FreeSpell and ProSpell come bundled, but you are not forced to install ProSpell at all. It's simply there if you want to upgrade to it in the future. FreeSpell will never nag you to upgrade, at least not from my experiences.
     
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    Thank you. I will get FreeSpell
     
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    I'm glad to hear it! I pray that it will meet your needs!
     
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    note, if your FF is not spell checking, you might want to refresh or uninstall and reinstall as a fix
     
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