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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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 ...
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My syntax files don't contain @Spell declarations

Apparently spell checking is something that should come by default in vim. However, many (the majority actually - 154 with spell declarations vs 397 without) of the shipped syntax files don't appear ...
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How can I make IE stop “correcting” 'int i;' to 'int I;' when I type code on SE sites?

Gagh! It'd be funny if it weren't so infuriating. I like spell-checking for English. It's really nice when you can't quite remember whether there is 1 'r' or 2 in "assurance", say. But after I've ...
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Make hunspell ignore leading and trailing single quote characters (apostrophes)

Hunspell always treats single quote characters (apostrophes) as part of the word. That means that when text uses single quotes for quoting, hunspell flags those as errors. Even a single quote all by ...
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Google spell checker not working with Chrome

Google Spell checker doesn't work on Chrome as expected. It detects spelling mistakes, but it doesn't prompt for correction on right-click. Is this a bug? Details: Chrome Version 25.0.1364.160 ...
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Remove a word from OpenOffice.org standard dictionary

Our company has just named some new software using a regular English word. My fingers are determined to misspell this word. Unfortunately, the misspelled word is also a place name that is in the ...
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How to make Sublime Text 2 spell check comments only?

The built-in spell check feature seems to be running over the whole code, underlining lots of text that is supposed to be that way i.e. the code itself. Any way to limit it to just comments (//)?
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Where can I get pre-reform spelling correction for Brazilian Portuguese in LibreOffice?

I've just made the change from Open Office to Libre Office (Windows 7), and have a problem with Brazilian Portuguese spelling. Libre Office comes with dictionaries for the recently-reformed (some say ...
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Have Chrome autodetect language before spelling checking?

Chrome can automatically spell check emails I am writing in Gmail. I have two language installed: Dutch and English in both UK and US versions. And I type emails in both languages regularly. However, ...
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Firefox spellcheck settings keep changing

The spell-check language setting on Firefox keeps changing to en_CA rather than the default of en_US. I change it back but it invariably flips... maybe in a few hours, maybe a few days. (It's hard to ...
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Cannot Add Particular Word to Dictionary

I am trying to add a particular word to my custom dictionary using Word 2007. (The word happens to be "deserialized".) When I right-click on the word and click Add to Dictionary, the red underline ...
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What are Windows 8 “spellchecking preferences”?

I added another language to my Windows 8 machine. In the language options, there is a set of radio buttons titled "Spellchecking Preferences" with the following options: Full Partial Mixed Mixed ...
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Vim is spellchecking in XML files where I don't want it to, and only there

I'm trying to use Vim's builtin spellchecking in some XML documents. This happens merely by having the XML syntax loaded, as seen in the following minimalistic example (which reproduces what I also ...
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Spell-check multiple languages in chrome

Is it possible to spell-check multiple languages in Chrome? Each time I check "Use this language for spell checking" in one language, it is unchecked in all the other languages...
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German spellchecker [closed]

I'm in a German class, and I have to write my assignments in German. I'm looking for good, free German spellchecker program which could be either online or offline? I'm using Windows and Linux, and ...
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Select spell-checking language in Internet Explorer 10, Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the spell check and auto-correction language of IE10/Windows8? I've got the release Version of Windows 8 installed. In IE10 it now it automatically ...
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Macro to change Spellchecker in Powerpoint table text

I found a macro on Change the spell-checking language on a PowerPoint presentation for changing the spell-checker for presentations, however it does not change the spell checker for the text in ...
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How to change language of spell checker in IE under Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the spell check and auto-correction language of IE10/Windows8? How do i change the language for the spell checker in a text area in IE 10 on Windows 8 ...
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Adding a new language to Opera spell-checking

How can I add Persian language spell-checking ability to Opera. It seems that Opera use aspell for this task.
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Spell check doesn't work in protected forms in Word 2011 for Mac

We have a form template many staff members use. We created it in Word 2004 for Mac, and I was told a shortcoming was there was no way to turn on the spell checker (a real hassle!). I hoped this would ...
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How do I disable automatic hyphen correction in OS X 10.7?

How do I disable automatic hyphen correction in OS X 10.7? When using the spell checker in Apple Mail it is always prompting to correct my hyphens to another one which is essentially similar but ...
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Change language of all slides in LibreOffice Impress

I am running LibreOffice (Version 3.6.2.2) on Mac OSX and would like to change the spellcheck language for all slides. How can I set this for the whole document. The common advice that I found ...
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Microsoft Word Strict Inforcement of New Zealand (British) English

In Microsoft Word, If I spell a word in American English, and British English - it accepts both as valid. But I want to tell MS Word to make American English spelling marked as incorrect. I have my ...
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How can I change the spell check and auto-correction language of IE10/Windows8?

Is there any way I can change the spell-check and auto-correct Language of IE10/Windows8? It seems to want me to write Norwegian, but I usually write English...
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Does the spell-checker break because I'm using English (Canada)?

I switched from Firefox to Chrome and my only disappointment is that the flagging of spelling errors seems to be erratic. Is this possibly because I'm using the English (Canada) language setting ...
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Change spell check dictionary in Sublime Text 2

Is there a dictionary of technical/computer/internet words to supplement Sublime Text 2's default dictionary? For example, words such as "blog", "online", "wifi" are all considered misspelled given ...
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Change powerpoint spell language in a fast way

not sure this is the right place but I found a similar question here, so probably it is. I'm working on some presentations which contain text in two different languages. These languages are ...
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How can I force `ispell` to reject a spelling?

I want Linux ispell to reject the old-style spelling "parametrize" in favor of the more modern variant "parameterize". I can add "parameterize" to my personal dictionary, no problem. But how can I ...
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How can I run the spell checker on a text area instantly?

Often, when editing questions on Super User for example, I see an obvious spelling error. Yet, when I edit the question, it looks like everything is fine: But once I stepped through (holding ...
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Add hyphenated form only to Hunspell personal dictionary

I want to add "morpho" to my personal dictionary, but only as a prefix in compound and hyphenated words. I do not want to add "morpho," since on its own it does not carry any meaning. I do not want to ...
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How can I add spell checking ability in Google Talk?

Is there any way to add spell checking ability to Google Talk?
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How can I detect misspelled words in source code?

I have been given some code written by a developer that could not spell to save his life. For example, in the OUTPUT of the program, he has spelled the word 'circular' as both "Circual" and ...
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Disable spell checking in IE 10/11 (on Windows 7, 8, 8.1)

[Note 11/2014: I updated the question title to better reflect answers given.] I installed the release preview of Windows 8, which comes with Internet Explorer 10. IE10 has been endowed with a spell ...
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How to make Chrome spell check the whole text field?

On Firefox, whenever a word is incorrect in a text field, it is underlined in red. Chrome does the same but the difference is that it underlines in red only when I move the caret over the word. So if ...
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How can I turn off proofing/spellcheck in Word 2010 for a single document?

I have a document that I open/edit often. I want to turn off the spellcheck functionality for this document, but not for all other documents (and I don't want to have to File/Options/Proofing every ...
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Microsoft Office 2007 Spell Check not working

I recently installed Powerpoint 2007 on my computer and spell check is not working. Whenever I type in a misspelled word this error comes up. "Microsoft Office PowerPoint can not perform language ...
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Activating automatic spell checking on input fields in Opera

How do I activate spell checking on input text fields by default in Opera? Spelling is checked automatically for text areas but for single-line input fields it only appears as an option in the context ...