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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Can't “Change All” in Word 2013 grammar checker

I am using the classic spell checker* in Word 2013. "Check grammar with spelling" is selected, writing style is "Grammar only," and "Spaces required between sentences" is 2. For some reason, when ...
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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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Disable spell checking/auto correct in Libre Office Calc for a specific file?

Is it possible to disable spell checking and/or auto correct in the Libre Office Calc application on a file by file basis? Normally in calc I want spell checking turned on, but for some files it just ...
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Getting Suggestions score along with corrections of spell testing tool

Is it possible to get the 'score' of matches of a misspelling with aspell/hunspell/any other tool ? Basically I don't want to offer any suggestions if the word is not a close match to the suggestion. ...
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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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How to make IE’s spellcheck recognise English?

I’m using Polish Windows 8.1 with Polish, English and Russian added in the language control panel. While using IE, it does not seem to recognise English words and underlines them in red (It checks ...
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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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Is there an option for Outlook 2013 that lets me ignore punctuated words when spell-checking?

I'm using Outlook 2013 and the spell-checker frequently catches on computer-related things like somescript.pl user:group mike.jones etc. I see an option to ignore words with numbers when ...
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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 not working in Firefox

The spell check is no longer doing anything in firefox. It's enabled under the advanced tab of options. For example when I type alchol no little red line underlines it. I'm using Firefox 32 on Windows ...
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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 ...
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How do I ignore all spelling errors in a Word 2013 document?

In previous versions, the right-click pop-up on a misspelled word would allow me to ignore all spelling in that particular document. But it's not there anymore and I can find no reference to being ...
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Outlook : default spell check language for different contacts

I am regularly conversing with people in several countries, about half of which speak English, and the other ones French. So for half the emails I compose, I need to manually switch the language for ...
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Multilingual spell check on Word 2011 on OS X (English and ancient Greek)

Using Word 2011 on OS X Mavericks, I frequently produce documents using both English and polytonic Greek (i.e. ancient Greek with accents and breathings, from before the spelling reforms of 1982). ...
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Disable spell checking in Firefox?

How can I disable spell checking in Firefox? This is not a trivial question. The normal option to turn it off does not work. Version is 29.1 Here is a screenshot showing the option turned off yet ...
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How can FireFox correct spelling on a Mac?

You know how FireFox underlines misspelled words? On Windows you can right click the word and be presented with possible corrections, but on Macs you can't right click so what do you do when a word is ...
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Equations cause wrong error messages in spelling check in Word, how to avoid?

If I write “Thus x is larger than y.” in normal mode in Word, no error is reported in spelling check. But if I turn “x” and “y” into equations (by selecting them and then giving the command Insert → ...
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Why is Word for Macintosh losing author attribution upon each save and not showing spelling errors?

I'm using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 and have one document that behaves differently than others when doing change tracking. For some reason, only in this document, whenever I save, all change ...
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Windows 8 Word 2013 Spell Check keeps switching back to Spanish (Mexican); I need English

I have looked at all of my settings. I have made sure my computer, word, and windows, and the control panel all default to English. However, everytime I open a new word document and want to spell ...
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How to spell-check text spanning multiple lines, in a subtitles file

I have a .srt file that looks like this : 1 00:00:06,862 --> 00:00:09,408 It's the first sense you use when you're born. 2 00:00:09,408 --> 00:00:11,283 One out of every fifty of your genes 3 ...
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Include Custom Dictionary or Terms in Word Documents

This is similar to Dealing with Word spell check in technical documents?, but not identical. If a document contains many occurrences of a technical term which is in your own custom dictionary, how can ...
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How to quickly change the editing language in Outlook

I've got English as my default editing language in Outlook 2013. However, I often reply to messages in two other languages (Spanish and Catalan). The language auto-detection does not work well for ...
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i_CTRL-x_CTRL-s Hangs VIM

When I am trying to get a word suggestion in vim with CTRL + x CTRL + s VIM hangs and makes it unresponsive. I am using vim 7.3 and I have a custom spellfile: ...
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Invoke Spell Check automatically when closing document

Is it possible to make the spell check run when exiting a word document? Although I know that the spell check is defaulted to highlight misspelled words/grammar errors, my boss has asked that I make ...
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Autodetect spell-checker language in Chrome using custom rules? [duplicate]

In the Chrome web-browser (current version: 32.0.1700.41 m Aura), how can I have Chrome AUTOMATICALLY detect the spell checker language for input fields, using sets of custom rules, for example: ...
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How do I train the OSX Auto-Correct to fix my particular brand of typos?

I'm proud of my typos. They are like the proof that I can type way too fast, probably faster than I can think. I love the auto-correct feature, once I got used to not going "AH! Typo! furious ...
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Firefox's spell check defaulting (and reverting) to the wrong language

I'm using Firefox (v. 26 for Ubuntu). I'm the the U.S., and I keep setting the spell check to U.S. English (right click on a word marked as incorrectly spelled, choose Languages, then the correct ...
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Google chrome spellcheck will find errors but not fix them

Recently Chrome developed an issue. It will redline spelling errors like usual. But when I rightclick on the word, and select the correct spelling, it randomly fails to replace the misspelled text. ...