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I need to switch the checking quickly since I often work with Vietnamese and English files.

Please help!

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Try F7
- Commonly used to spell check and grammar check a document in Microsoft programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.
- Shift + F7 runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
- it also turns on Caret browsing in Mozilla Firefox.
From ComputerHope
And this Shortcuts lists
This free program 'Autohotkey' lets you set & reset keys to your own selection
TinySpell has an on/off hotkey setting
It is very easy to use, it does not come with Vietnamese but you are able to add words to the program and in the paid version you can link to web sites to check spelling - there is a free trial period. As you can link to a website you maybe able to link to a program file or to a home made html list on your own machine.

Hope this helps

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Nice hotkeys. Though, I need to turn on/off the checker, nay idea? – Nam G VU Apr 1 '12 at 10:27
@Nam Gi VU have added to answer 'tinyspell' – mic84 Apr 3 '12 at 1:04
I need to toggle on/off the microsoft-word spell checker my friend... – Nam G VU Apr 3 '12 at 2:17
@Nam Gi VU sorry tiny does work on word and almost everything else, will keep looking-could you turn off the word english dic and use tiny on the fly for the english? – mic84 Apr 3 '12 at 6:00
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Solution #1 (recommened)


The easiest way is setting the language by pressing ctrl+A (or only the words in that language) then click the language button in the status bar > Mark selected text as and select the correct language


Solution #2


You can use the macro function. Select Developer tab > Record Macro. Choose any name you like and assign it to a button or keyboard shortcut. After that disable spell check/grammar check as normal and select stop recoding in macro group from Developer tab. Record another macro to enable the check again.


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