Use Google Toolbar to Spell check web forms and translate web pages.
Google Toolbar is one of those must-have free programs that I always have on my list to install on a new machine. I hadn’t noticed some of the language-related functions that they’ve added to it until recently, and wanted to quickly write about how you can use Google Toolbar to spellcheck forms and translate pages.
- Spellcheck: once you’ve entered some text into a form, click the spellcheck button on the toolbar for instant spell checking (note that if you use Firefox it provides its own built in spellcheck). Go to setting/options/features tab and check the spellcheck button to place it on your toolbar. (Check out IESpell for another free spell checker for Internet Explorer).
- Translate: press this button for an instant translation of the website that you’re at, which is really very cool and handy (and you do not have to worry about and/or figure out what language the site that you’re visitng is in). Go to setting/options/features tab and check the ’Translate Menu’ button to place it on your toolbar. If you want more translation options try GTrans or go to the Google Translation page (you can also install handy translation bookmarks in your browser; check out the Translator Browser Buttons page).
- Wordtranslator: is an option whereby hovering over any English word on the page produces a tooltip with an instant translation of that word in another language (but not English to English).
Version Tested: 4.0.1602.1060-big/en (GGIH).
Go to the Google Toolbar page to download.