Using Grammarly More Better
Jeff, Patty, Lewis, Shawn and other Grammarly honchos: Except for short, one or two sentence answers, I have been creating answers in MS Word then copying to Grammarly. This enables me to use line breaks/paragraphs which I think make all answers more easily readable - it gives us all room to breathe. Word, however, is fraught with weird code that sometimes doesn't translate. Am I missing something? Will HTML work in the box in which I'm typing now (I'll experiment)? <br>One more thing: the bar above the entry box has five different options - only bold and italic work (on my computer OS7-Ultimate) – again, am I missing something?</br> Well, so much for the HTML. <p>One more thing: the bar above the entry box has five different options - only bold and italic work (on my computer OS7-Ultimate) – again, am I missing something?</p> Well, so much for the HTML... again.
Grammarly has the bold, italic, and other features, but spell check doesn't work. HTML doesn't do it either, so it's been pretty much shoot your best shot. Copying from a WP is helpful, but I aim for being succinct.
I'm glad to see some new people on here. Every seems to develop their own style of answering, and you'll soon be be able to spot who wrote what before you see the name.
|link||answered Jun 12 '13 at 02:00 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow|
We aren't Grammarly honchos or admins here, Dave. Just people who happened upon the site once upon a time. Jeff, Lewis, and Shawn are MUCH more knowledgeable than me, but I’ve been around the longest. I have never been a teacher. I have no degree or professional experience as a writer. I have done some volunteer work for a national organization to edit its literature. My business was in the printing industry for 30 years, so I’ve seen a lot of writing. (Now I manage a frozen yogurt franchise, which is a whole new adventure!) I thoroughly enjoyed writing papers while working on my MBA a couple years ago, which is when I stumbled onto Grammarly. There are others who participate now and then who have been around a long time but don’t show up as frequently. Sanjay, whose name is also showing at the top of the page, has been a very regular participant for some time. He has certainly learned a lot about the English language since he first showed up. (One of my favorite threads was when we helped him write a love letter to his fiancé while he was travelling. He is now a married man.)
The only moderator from Grammarly is Kimberly. She has poked her head in a bit more frequently lately, but has generally gone months without a peep.
I liked the answer that you refer to in your comment here. We get tired of people expecting mind readers. Those posts often go unanswered because we ask what the question is & they never respond.
As for the formatting... When I am on my laptop, which uses Windows, I log on with Internet Explorer. I do type in Word first in case I accidently close the window in IE and lose everything I wrote. When I cut & paste, it does not keep any formatting, including paragraph breaks. But then in the answer box, I can add the paragraph breaks in, use bold, italics, and bullets, and add links.
I got an iPad a few months ago. The answer box on there has none of these features. It appears to allow me to ht return multiple times for paragraph breaks, but when you post it they are all lost. I saved a little HTML for the paragraph breaks on my Notes app so I can cut & paste that, but it is a PIA (if you know what I mean) so I only use it when I’m in the mood to take my time.
I have said for a long time (and emailed Kimberly & crew at Grammarly) that this forum has the absolute worse formatting I have ever run across for a discussion board. But I have still stuck around.
|link||answered Jun 12 '13 at 04:04 Patty T Grammarly Fellow|
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