Windows Live Writer 2011 now has Spell Checking and Grammar checking - via a plug-in


Windows Live Writer is a fantastic offline blogging tool with a WYSIWYG editor. It interfaces with just about any blog service [Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress, etc.]

But Since Windows Live Writer was released, one of the biggest requests has been the addition of a 'grammer' [yes, I know I spelled it wrong; it's a pun] and spell checking ability, but Microsoft has bee dragging its feet on the Windows Live Writer development. They announce nothing; no new features, no plans for the future…

But while some developers having been searching for a workable option for a while; it seems another has found the holy grail for the rest of us…

There's now a plug-in for Windows Live Writer that'll check you posts for spelling and grammar. I can hear the sounds of cheers, and others woe'ing as they realized they never liked taking English in high school.

The plug-in was released on June 4th, 2011, and it's hosted on CodePlex.


Grammar and Spell Checking Plug-in for Windows Live Writer  

You download the file and install it…

If you've worked with Windows Live Writer before, you know the plug-in option just appears in the plug-ins listing.

To use the plug-in, highlight the text you want to check and then activate the plug-in..


When you activate it, you get the options and explanation for the corrections; it's very educational, and why you should make those changes.


Some thing I found curious about the plug-in; it has options for change and ignore for the words/phrases, but no way to add new words to dictionary; but over all, a very good plug-in.

It should start making a lot of people sound a Hell of a lot 'more better'.

Here's the link again…

Grammar and Spell Checking Plug-in for Windows Live Writer

I hope this helps...


Thank you,
Larry Henry Jr. 

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