Both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome come with pre-installed internal spelling checker, unlike Internet Explorer which has no in-built spell check feature of its own. This alone can make you switch from Internet Explorer to other browsers. But if you love using Internet Explorer so much that you are scared at the thought of leaving it for other browsers, then you can use Speckie – a free spell checker for Internet Explorer. Speckie is a free and easy to use spell checker that can check as you type in Internet Explorer and marks the misspelled words with the usual wavy red underline.
You can visit http://www.speckie.com/dload/ to download the free Speckie spell check. It is available for Windows XP, Vista and 7 and works for Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 and 9. Just download the setup and install it in Windows. This would automatically close Internet Explorer window if it is open. When you restart Internet Explorer (in my case version 9), it will ask for your confirmation to run Speckie add-on. You should choose to Enable it in order to be able to use it.
Once you have installed Speckie in Internet Explorer, its time to install dictionaries. Without installing dictionaries, Speckie will not work and will not check any spellings. You can download dictionaries from http://www.speckie.com/dicts/. You can download and install more than one dictionaries if you want. To install a dictionary, download its file and double-click on it. You can also choose to Open the dictionary file when download windows appears in the Internet Explorer.
If the dictionary is successfully installed, then you would see a message saying that it was successfully installed. You can install more than one dictionaries if you want to. After installing the dictionaries, just visit a page with a text box where you have to type something and where you can test the spell check abilities of the Speckie add-on. If you misspell a word, a wavy red underline would be drawn under it. You can right-click on any misspelled word and choose the correct spelling or add that word to the dictionary.
If you want to tweak the Speckie add-on, then you can type about:Speckie in Internet Explorer. This would open the Speckie settings page in Internet Explorer. In this settings page, you can select or de-select active dictionaries; you can change the color and appearnce of the misspelled word tag; you can enable or disable new versions notifications etc.
Speckie can be very useful if you use Internet Explorer regularly for writing text in your web browser (for example, in web based email service). Speckie is free and supports many downloadale dictionaries. Speckie has been translated in many languages so it may be available in your local language. So go ahead, install Speckie add-on and and never misspell again in your Internet Explorer web browser.