This has been here often in the past, but occasionally people ask for a spell checker for the forum.
ieSpell is a free Internet Explorer browser extension that spell checks text input boxes on a webpage. It should come in particularly handy for users who do a lot of web-based text entry (e.g. web mails, forums, blogs, diaries). Even if your web application already includes spell checking functionality, you might still want to install this utility because it is definitely much faster than a server-side solution. Plus you get to store and use your personal word list across all your applications, instead of maintaining separate ones on each application.
And, Stuartli, any chance you can give some info as to how to get Word to do it please? I like to have as little as possible running on the PC, so therefore it seems that I have unnecessary duplication.
Apologies if I've got it wrong, but I think Stuartli might be referring to IE6, which does normally need a M$ Word program installed for it to work. Even so, you don't need Word installed to use a spellcheck for OE6: click here
I was referring indirectly to OE - it's the spell checker that comes up when you hit Send - and which is linked to Word or similar word processor program; as far as I can recall the feature has always been available in Internet Explorer (OE is, as you will obviously be aware, part of IE).
If you go to OE's Tools>Options>Spelling tab, you can configure it for your requirements.
Stuartli - thanks for the clarification. I understood your posting as suggesting that formus such as this could be spell checked using the word component. IESpell, as you probably know, will spell check words in a forum such as this.
I don't actually use OE - rather a mail program called Becky from rimarts.co.jp which has an excellent user help group.