I have found that for me at least it is easier & faster to write my post in Windows Live Writer, send it as a draft because it only has a very basic spell checker, then I ran it through After the Deadline in my blog.
I wonder if it would be possible to get After the Deadline to run as a spell checker in Windows Live Writer so that I can skip that step.
I have an idea as to why the spell checker sucks in Windows Live Writer here it is a direct quote from the help | about "Portions of International CorrectSpellTM spelling correction system © 1993 by Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition Copyright © 1992 Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.". That’s right it’s using spelling technology that’s over 10 years old, my only idea is that they did that to save on money. Well I just looked at my copy of Microsoft Word 2002 & I noticed they listed some of the same stuff other than word has a grammar checker. I’m not about to write the entire spiel from my install of Word 2002 so that is about as far as that is going to go.
I was happy to find out that I can edit posts & pages in Windows Live Writer. I wish I had known about it when I started blogging, as it does make it somewhat faster. I don’t have to wait for the browser to send it to the server I just have to check the spelling on the server at this point.