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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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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emacs ispell can't handle m-dash

When I try to spellcheck in emacs (using M-x ispell) on a file with an m-dash separating words without a space, I receive the following error: ispell-process-line: Ispell ...
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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 screen shot showing option turned off yet spell ...
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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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hunspell - how to name .dict and .aff files. can dictionary file name be arbitrary?

So - I named my .dict and .aff files as test. stan@stan-work-pc:/var/data/spellings$ ll total 3072 drwxrwxr-x 2 stan stan 0 Mar 27 14:02 ./ drwxrwxr-x 6 stan stan 0 Mar 27 10:23 ../ ...
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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. ...
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Remove word from Noklia Windows 8 phone correction dictionary

Accidentally saved a word "Ihope" on Windows 8 Nokia phone. The intended target was "I hope" and I had forgotten the space then mistakenly hit +Ihope on the correction line. Is there a simple way to ...
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Keep spell check dictionaries syncronized

Each program and computer that I use seems to have its own spell check dictionary. My web browser has a different dictionary than my word processor. When I use my laptop rather than my desktop, the ...
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Word 2010,Add bunch of words in paragraph in one step to spell checker dictionary?

I have to create Documents in about my project that is written in about Android.I use Word 2010 and I copy some lines of my code into the Word doc then I add my descriptions.My problem is huge number ...
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Is there an autocorrect for windows?

Is there a way to get the auto-correct feature (found in almost all mobile devices) in windows? I know spell-check, but you still have to manually right-click and choose, and it also doesn't work ...
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How do I disable spell checking in IE 11 (Win 8.1)?

My issue is similar to the one mentioned here: Disable spell checking in Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 8) I am using Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit What I've tried already: Deactivating the spelling ...
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Microsoft Publisher 2013 change Language (or other properties) for multiple elements at once

Is there a way to change language for all text boxes in a Publisher 2013 document at once? I have an existing file with a bunch of text boxes set to a wrong language, which is screwing up spell ...
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Add file specific good words to internal vim wordlist (via modeline)

Is it possible to add correctly spelled words to vim's internal wordlist via modeline? Or another file specific method? Vim can add words to the temporary internal-wordlist via key command zG or ...
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Is There a Way to Add All .NET Object Names to My Dictionary

Is there a way to add all the .NET object names to my dictionary in MS-Word? I use them a lot when writing daily progress notes or documentation and it would be nice if auto-correct didn't chide me ...
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Spell check and suggestions stopped working in Google Chrome 28+

When I type in the search bar in Google Chrome 28+, if the word is misspelled, it sometimes gets underlined in red, but I don't get these corrections anymore. It just started this weekend. All boxes ...
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How does one add a word containing a slash to one's vim spell dictionary file?

I am trying to do: :spellgood w/o I get an error message saying Unrecognized flags in ~/.vim/spell/en.utf-8.add line 16 I have attempted the following to no avail: :spellgood w\/o :spellgood ...
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How to save a grammar rule setting that I have ignored and use it for all my future documents in Microsoft Word

Being a JavaScript developer, recent days I am in a habit of writing words with spaces on both ends of a bracket. An example - ( Stack Overflow is great ) This makes it more readable for me. I am ...
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Internet Explorer 10 auto-correct randomly capitalises words

I use Internet Explorer 10 on my Windows 7 laptop (because the fingerprint browser add-on only works in IE). I have noticed that IE 10 has a built-in spellchecker, which is great. Now, I write about ...
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Is there a way to have FireFox's spell-check check the spelling in all text input fields?

Apparently "Firefox automatically checks the spelling of words that you enter in text boxes" but is there a way to have it check other texted based fields, such as <input type="text" />?
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How to disable grammar check in Google Chrome?

How do you disable grammar check in Google Chrome? When spell checker is set to "Ask Google for suggestions", Chrome checks for grammar as well as spelling, underlining things it detects as improper ...