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Using After the Deadline in Firefox
Does After the Deadline check my writing as I type?
No, this is the built-in spell checker. This add-on does not check your writing as you type.
Where do I paste the API key to use After the Deadline for Firefox?
After the Deadline for Firefox does not require an API key.
How do I get the Firefox spell checker back?
Go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Select Preferences under After the Deadline. Select Allow Firefox spell checker on AtD enhanced forms. Reload the page. This will allow the Firefox spell checker to coexist with After the Deadline.
This add-on breaks my favorite site, how do I uninstall it?
To uninstall this add-on: go to Tools -> Add-ons and select Uninstall under After the Deadline.
Alternatively, if you right-click on the troublesome page, you can deselect Use AtD on this site from the context menu and reload the page. This will disable After the Deadline for that site and you can continue to use it in other places.
Contact us and tell us what site you had trouble with. We’ll try to fix it in a future release.
This add-on conflicts with another add-on I use, help!
These issues are hard to predict because we do not control or know of the code in other add-ons. If you have found a conflict, use our contact form and let us know about it. We will open a ticket and look into it.
Does After the Deadline work with Google Docs?
After the Deadline works with the old Google Docs interface. The old interface works like most WYSIWYG editors online. The new interface does not.
After the Deadline highlights parts of words and does other strange things in Google Docs?
You’re probably working with a document pasted or imported from Microsoft Word. The HTML generated in this case is very strange. Sometimes several HTML tags end up in a word for no reason. After the Deadline looks at the text inside of HTML tags and assumes the entire word is there. This assumption holds in most editing situations.
Spell, Grammar, and Style Checking
Can I add words to the dictionary?
No, but you can add phrases to an ignore list so they don’t show up as errors.
Do you differentiate between American, British, and Canadian English?
Not yet. For now, American, British, and Canadian variations of words are in our dictionary.
Is After the Deadline available for languages other than English?
Yes. You can check spelling for French, German, Portuguese, or Spanish with After the Deadline. French and German have some grammar checking ability too.
Why did this add-on flag a correct word as misused?
The proofreading feature looks for commonly confused words and then decides, using the surrounding context, if another word is a better fit. Sometimes it gets it wrong.
After the Deadline missed an error I made, what happened?
The proofreading feature is not a replacement for carefully reading what you write. It is a safety net meant to capture common mistakes and bring them to your attention. Finding every error is not possible with today’s technology.
Questions about After the Deadline
Do you support other browsers?
We have a bookmarklet that works in Safari and newer versions of Internet Explorer. The bookmarklet does not work with Google Chrome though.
Can I add After the Deadline to another application?
After the Deadline and the libraries to add it to other web applications are open source. Our Firefox add-on uses the AtD Core library which parses the After the Deadline protocol and highlights errors.
Does this add-on analyze my writing locally or on one of your servers?
After the Deadline is a software service. This means when you click the AtD button, your writing in that text area is sent to our server where it is processed for errors. Our intelligent checking is data intensive making it impossible to do the same checking locally in your browser.
Single line text input boxes (where you enter passwords and credit card numbers) are ignored by this add-on.
If there is a form with information you don’t want to accidentally send to the After the Deadline server, right-click on the page and deselect Use AtD on this site. This will permanently disable After the Deadline on that site.