A spell check is the act of checking a document for spelling and/or grammatical errors. Many applications, including text editors, browsers and email clients include a spell checking program by default.

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Permanently exclude words from spell checking

I am editing a doc with a lot of surnames and proper nouns. I have gone through the Spell Check and ignored all of them and they disappear. However, when I send the doc or save it, they reappear ...
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How to tell Word “para.” is an abbreviation and not the end of a sentence?

In Word 2013 on my system, the sentence He turned to pg. 2 and was surprised. spell-checks cleanly. However, the sentence He turned to para. 2 and was surprised. (changing pg. to para.) flags a ...
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Change Spelling Language on Google Chrome

I use Google Chrome to write in UK English, most of the time. However, occasionally I need to write in US English. How do I change spelling language in Google Chrome? Most advice on the Internet says ...
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How to prevent Word 2013 from detecting a comma used as a thousands separator as a grammar mistake?

I have a text, which contains a lots of numbers, in which a comma is used as a thousands separator like this: 1,000, meaning one thousand. When I check spelling and grammar Word underlines these ...
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How to set proofing language regardless the keyboard layout on Windows?

On my Windows 10 I am using 3 different keyboard layouts. Whenever I type something in some application, like Outlook or OneNote, the operating system is matching the proofing language for spelling ...
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How to set “Do Not Check Spelling or Grammar” for a section in Word? [duplicate]

Today I'm trying to copy-paste some code from PyCharm to Word. It works, as PyCharm preformats it as HTML, but it lights up like Christmas lights due to the fact that half of my code doesn't follow ...
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Select all mispelled words in Sublime Text at once

Is there a way to, when activating the spellchecking with F6 then noticing that bunch of red-underlined typos, to select all misspelled words? Obviously we can't do it with a simple Ctrl+D. The idea ...
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is it possible to display vim spellcheck options in the quick fix window?

I am currently midway through a simple vim spell check plugin. i have had difficulty finding help on how i can display the options for corrections in the quick fix window. Is it possible vim ...
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Spell check multiple Excel workbooks

Can anyone suggest a method to spell check across multiple Excel sheets - without having to open them all and run the check manually? I have been largely checking as I go along but I would like to ...
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Microsoft word 2015 just stopped checking for spelling errors

Not sure why this happened. I've checked my preferences and spell check is on. Apparently sdkvcjwdnvfkjn is a word in the English language. I tried creating a new document but to no avail. I've ...
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LibreOffice - getting German spell checking to work (Debian)

I'm using Debian Jessie, LibreOffice is 4.3.3.2. I'm having a document for which the text language is 'German (Austria)', alternatively I tried 'German (Germany)'. I can't spell check my text. If I ...
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How to really turn off already disabled AutoCorrect feature in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there's the option to turn off autocorrection of spelling errors in "Settings - Devices - Input". In Windows 10 Mail, you can also disable the highlighting and autocorrection of ...
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How to Improve Mac OS Spell Checking?

I've recently switched to Mac and although I like it overall but many useful features just don't seem to work. One example is the spell-checker. Most often it gives me no suggestions at all whereas I ...
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Disabling spell checker in OpenOffice Calc (or LibreOfffice Calc)

Is there a way to disable the spell checker in OpenOffice Calc (or LibreOffice Calc) without disabling it for the other programs in the office suite? I would prefer to just disable it for a range of ...
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Set language for comments in Office 2013

I have Polish version of Word in Office 2013, though I'm working mostly with English language documents. So far, when I was opening any document with language set to English, it was used for spell ...
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Spellcheck in Firefox doesn’t work on full page

The speller check doesn’t work in full page. When a page is very big the check speller only works a little. Like in this page of Wikipedia How I can fix this?
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How to disable spell checking in Atom?

I would like to turn off spell checking in Atom in one file. I cannot find any shortcut or option for that. When I open a file with some non-programming stuff I get a red flood from the spell ...
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LibreOffice Calc changes letter from uppercase to lowercase under certain circumstances

I want to enter SXer into a field, however the X gets automatically converted to x. If I only write SX, the X stays the way it is. If I write SXEr, all letters stay as they are. But somehow I can't ...
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MSword spellcheck: ignore text between this and that

How can I set a spellcheck rule that will enable MSword (2013) to skip some part of the text. For instance I would ask him to skip the text between a double parenthesis. text that must be ...
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LibreOffice dictionary and spell checking in other languages? (without Java)

Using LibreOffice (latest version) on OS X, everything in English. However I frequently work with documents in other languages (e.g. German, Dutch, French) and I would like to have spell checking for ...
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How to make word autocorrect English even the Mac is set to be French

I recently changed the language setting of my MacBook Pro 15 inch to French (Canada). One of the unexpected consequences is when I type my stuff in Microsoft Word, the autocorrect function highlights ...
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How to add a language dictionary to Word 2007?

I am running a UK version of Word 2007 (from Office 2007 Ultimate) on Windows 7. I would like to proofread my document in Italian. To do this I click Review | Proofing | Set language and choose ...
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How can one turn off spellchecking in Notepad++?

I have 6.8.3; the solutions given here: How can one turn off spell checking in Notepad++? ... are for version 6.5 or so. The UI items mentioned in the solution are no longer present. That is, my ...
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Switch Microsoft Word spellcheck dictionary

How can I change the dictionary used by Word's spellchecker to use British English instead of American English? I am using the Windows version of Word.
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How to remove Massacdusettes from dictionary in Chrome for Mac?

I notice a misspelled word being offered for Massachusetts typo as: Massacdusettes on Mac OS X Yosemite in Chrome Version 44.0.2403.107 (64-bit). I looked in Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary but ...
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Add a language to spellcheck in Lync

I'm working with Lync and I quite often write message in French & English. My messages are spell-checked well in French but I can't do the same for English. Is there a way to add a language for ...
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Is it possible to preload the spell check dictionary in Internet Explorer (10 & 11)? [duplicate]

I'm working with a client that would like to use the built-in Internet Explorer spell check to help their staff with some complex legal and medical terms. We have a list of words, and what we'd like ...
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How can I auto-select the spellcheck language in Firefox?

Firefox spell-checker is puzzling me. I'd like to auto-select the language, but searching google I've only found this relevant link which suggests this old unmantained addon which just doesn't work ...
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Portuguese spellchecker in Word with windows 8.1

Using Windows 8.1, is there a way to correct a problem with the spellchecker in with a particular word in a particular language. There is a word I commonly type incorrectly in Portuguese becuase the ...
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How to resolve conflict between hunspell and myspell?

I need to install English, Greek and Bulgarian spell checker for LibreOffice. I know myspell does the job but when trying to install it under Debian 8 Jessie it conflicts with hunspell. sudo aptitude ...
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Spell check turned off in Windows 8.1

I have an Acer Aspire "E15 Start" laptop running Windows 8.1. Recently, it seems that somehow the spell check feature on all applications and websites has been "globally" turned off. No misspelled ...
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Mysterious misspelled words in OS X's autocorrect/spellcheck

Since I got my MBP 2 years ago, I've found some really strange misspellings that the system's autocorrect will change correct words to. The latest of these is "Ulbrichbt", which OS X unhelpfully ...
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How to configure vim spellcheck to use two languages

In my blog I write blogposts in german language. But as it is mostly about tech there are many english words appearing as well. I recently enabled german spell-cecking in vim with set spell ...
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vim spellcheck: command or function to dump all bad words to file

I frequently need to correct files that have numerous spelling errors. Spellcheck tags all these words, but is there a command or function within vim that will dump all these tagged words to a file?
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chrome spellcheck and different language for selected sites

I was wondering if there is some way to make Chrome browser use different spellchecker dictionary for selected sites. I mostly write in Polish but on some sites I prefer to use English dictionary, so ...
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Cannot find Spell Check in Windows 8.1 Mail, NotePad, WordPad, or anything

I am a novice Windows 8.1 user. I bought a new Windows machine last week and I cannot find any spell check function in Windows Mail, NotePad, WordPad, or anything. In Windows 8.1, I went to PC & ...
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How can I add a list of spellcheck rules to Microsoft Word?

I want to use Microsoft Word to correct some plain text. But I need Word to use a list of new/custom spellcheck rules: e.g. replace 'fcarce' with 'scarce'. I could add each rule manually, but that ...
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Chrome's dictionary won't stay edited - removed words keep coming back

Chrome has a straightforward method to edit the dictionary (basically - allowing you to remove entries) as documented here and elsewhere. For example: Looks easy - and it is. Unfortunately, I have ...
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Find repeated words in a text

One of most common typos is to repeat the same word twice, as as here. I need an automatic procedure to remove all the repeated words in a text file. This should not be a strange feature for a modern ...
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How do I turn off the spell-check in Google Chrome on OSX?

As documented here, Google Chrome has an automatic spell-check built in, and it is possible to disable it for certain fields temporarily. Can it be disabled for all sites?
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Spell check in the Bash CLI

Is there any way to do a spell check on the Bash CLI? I tried doing Ctrl-X Ctrl-E to edit the command in VIM but for some reason I could not set set sp in that VIM session. I'm using Kubuntu 14.04.
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Spellchecking other languages than default in Live Mail 2011

My buddy is using Microsoft Live Mail 2011. The challenge is: this is a basically German setup - so the menus and dialogs and all are German. He also needs to write e-mails in English and French, and ...
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Spell check across multiple work sheets in excel

Im trying to spell check across multiple sheets in excel and I've come across numerous sites that say you can select all worksheets in a doc, then when you use spell check it should check all sheets. ...
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Notepad++ spellcheck not work with “comment tag”

I am using plugin DSpellCheck in Notepad++ When editing an XML file I noticed that the spell checker does not check inside the "CDATA", like this: <![CDATA[My testt]]> What causes this is the ...
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How to exclude Code snippets from Microsoft Words spell check

I am writing on an computer scientific report and I'm really tired of Word 2010 always switching between languages (code in english, text in german) and marking all my code red just because there are ...
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Can I stop Word 2013 marking a name as a grammar error?

I've added the name Mally to my custom dictionary in Word 2013, so it's no longer a spelling error, but Word still thinks it should be all lower-case as I should only capitalise proper nouns. Can I ...
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How to add multiple words as one expression in OpenOffice dictionary

I'm writing a German text on open source. I'd like to set the OpenOffice spell checker to the following behavior: Accept "Open Source" (with capital letters) as a correct word, but highlight any other ...
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How to make the spellchecker accept two languages at the same time in Word 2007?

I'm working in a bilingual environment and a lot of texts combine LangA and LangB (for example, documenting in LangB some procedure written in LangA or commenting a translation). Most of the time, a ...
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Skype spellchecker

I would like to know if it's possible to add a spell checker on Skype with an add on from Skype or with a 3rd party program that works on Skype as well. I have a spell checker on Chrome but obviously ...
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Chrome Browser - Keyboard shortcut to correct spelling of word?

I hate right clicking misspelt words in text boxes within browsers to correct spelling. Wondering if there is a keyboard shortcut to replace the misspelt word with the best match when the cursor is ...