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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Getting Microsoft Word Grammar Check to treat certain words as proper nouns [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get the spellchecker in MS Word to remember my grammar decisions I have a word document which frequently refers to a computer system called "I/90". When I run a ...
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Switching active spellchecker language in Chrome using a key shortcut instead of context menu

I am looking for a way to quickly switch active language of spell checker in Chrome. The original way to do is to use right-click on the text field, choose Spell Checking[1] from the menu and then ...
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Font affects MS Word's spell check ability?

When I use the Wingdings font, the spell checker doesn't work (Wingdings isn't the only font I have this problem, there are others). How can I fix this, how can I force the spell checker to ignore ...
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How can I spell check web pages from the browser?

How can I spell check web pages when browsing them? I've added the After the Deadline Chrome extension, but it only seems to work on forms and not whole web pages. I'm happy to use Firefox if that ...
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Activate spell checking in Excel - Office for Mac 2011

How can I activate spell checking in Excel in Office for Mac 2011? I would like to have spell checking just the way it is in Word or system wide in OS X.
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How can I disable auto spelling for certain words in Excel?

I am working in Excel and I'm testing it with various values in the cells. Whenever I insert the word Cafe. Excel changes it automatically to Café I don't want this. Is there any way I can disable ...
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How to change the spell checking language in Chromium?

When write I need spell checking in Danish or English (one at a time, not both at the same time), but changing from one language to the other is not working well for me. Example: Writing an email in ...
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How to install spanish dictionary for ispell Emacs in OS X

I am trying to install the spanish dictionary for ispell, espa~nol 1.11. The most up-to-date source I was able to find is from the ispanish package at ...
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Why does Excel 2007 changes the text “HSA”to “HAS”?

Working on Excel 2007 I am trying to populate a cell with the text HSA. However, when pressing enter, the text changes automatically to HAS. I assume there is a kind of auto spelling correction here, ...
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How do you get Word 2010 to spell check inside tables?

Microsoft Word doesn't even recognize misspelled words when I have "check spelling as you type" boxed checks in the proofing options. I've even purposely misspelled words inside tables and they don't ...
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Problem with Firefox Spellchecker for English

I'm using Firefox with this Spell Checker https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/united-states-english-spellche/ It proposes to write Up vote instead of upvote and similar with many other ...
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Medium Sized List of English Words

I'm attempting to write a program with a spell check/auto-complete feature. For this I need a decent sized list of the most common English words. The problem I've ran into is that there is a great ...
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gedit missing spell check database

Spell check is installed and enabled in gedit, but the dictionary seems to be missing. When I enable autocheck spelling every word is highlighted as incorrect (and yes, some of them are spelled ...
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Setting Microsoft Word completely to another language

When I'm using the English language in MS-Word 2007, it does indeed use a new dictionary, but the automatic caption names are still in my own language (Dutch). For example: If I use insert caption I ...
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Spell checking reStructuredText

I'm writing and correcting API documentation in Sphinx using reStructuredText. Does anyone know of a good spellchecker that will handle this format, or a bunch of Unix/Linux tools that will allow me ...
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(How) can I use my Mozilla dictionaries in my texteditor?

A large majority of the stuff I write is written online via Firefox or in emails via Thunderbird. I use the English and German spell-checking feature a lot and I find the spell-checking works to my ...
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Turn off spell checking for HTML signature in Thunderbird

Is there a way to turn off spell checking for an HTML signature added in Thunderbird? Some css style to specify, perhaps? Context: Thunderbird 3.1.10 Using multiple dictionaries Using Dictionary ...
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Disable Spell Check, Thesaurus, Dictionary (Microsoft Word 2007)

How do I disable all 'proofreading' features in Microsoft Word 2007 for all users on a local machine?
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Looking for precompiled binaries of the latest Hunspell for windows

I want to install Hunspell on windows, but on the sourceforge page I find only the sources. There are some binaries too, but they are for only very old versions. Is there a place where I can find ...
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Why does my Firefox spell checker marked “realize” and “analyze” as misspelled?

The suggestions it gave were "realise" and "analyse", so I went to the COCA (The Corpus of Contemporary American English), and it turned out that what I've spelled was most commonly spelled, and what ...
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Is there a Linux software to spell check .po files?

I am translating some po-files and I would like to run a spell checker over them. I have Ubuntu 10.10 and use gtranslator. As far as I know, gtranslator can't spellcheck the whole file. I tried ...
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Word: Disable spell checker for a paragraph?

Is it possible to disable the automatic spell checker in MS Word 2010 for single paragraphs of a document or just for some parts of a document? I'd like to get rid of the squiggly lines in some parts ...
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Spell Check for Internet Explorer 9?

I just switched to from Chrome to IE9, but there is no built-in spell-checker in IE9... This is a realy pitty. Is there someone out there that know an addon that works for that?
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Spellchecker extension for Chrome?

Chrome's spell checker is inferior to Google Search's. For example, it suggest I replace "recommendatation" with "recommendatory" where as Google Search will identify I actually mean "recommendation". ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to fix the spelling of a word in Chrome in MacOSX?

MacOSX unfortunately lacks a context menu keyboard key. Mozilla projects have adapted ctrl-space so that when your keyboard cursor is on a misspelled word, you can press crtl-space to open the ...
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How to install Czech spell checker for LibreOffice 3.3?

When there was Go-OO everything was simple - just install the application and install all languages you need via language pack installers. Now, as OOo and LO 3.3 ar out and Go-OO seems to be ...
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Are there any text editors which are Markdown aware and provide spell checking features? [closed]

I'm looking for a text editor that supports Markdown and has a spell check function. I would prefer a Windows program, although I can deal with a Linux solution. I don't own a Mac. EDIT: Do any of ...
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How to set XChat spell checking to use a different language from the system default?

I'm using Xubuntu 10.10. The system's language is not English (actually it is Hungarian), however I would like to use English spell checking with XChat. Is it even possible?
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How to make Firefox spellcheck the English language?

My installation of Firefox spellchecks my native language, but I don't use that language very much. How can I make it spellcheck English?
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Firefox 3.6/4: modify/ tweak spell-check dictionary?

I edit frequently on Super User, and it is a pain to edit for capitalization or words that are shortened, i.e. Win7 instead of Windows 7, or windows versus Windows. Using Firefox 3.6 and/or 4, Is ...
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abiword: how to change default language for new documents?

In abiword, how can I set the default spell-check language for new documents to Spanish? I'm running version 2.8.2 on Ubuntu/Gnome
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How to change language in MS Word table style

How in this dialog can I get rid of the Font: English (U.S.) that is shown in the summary at the bottom? I'm tired of changing the spell checking language for every table in a non-English document. ...
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How to change the language of the Firefox built in spellcheck from UK English to US English?

For whatever reason, on my Ubuntu install of Firefox, my spellcheck tells me 'flavor' should be 'flavour' and 'initialize' should be 'initialise', etc.. At first, I thought I was crazy and had been ...
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Spellchecker for docbook

Is there any good command line spellcheckers for Docbook avaliable that could be configured to ignore certain tags such as <programlisting>. Preferably it would use hunspell dictionaries since I ...
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PDF document spellchecker

I am looking for a spellchecker for PDF documents. Preferably it would process the PDF and mark any errors in the document. Preferably it would use hunspell dictionaries
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Search for the best spelling and grammar checking tool for English language [closed]

I am searching for the best spelling and grammar checking tool for English language. I have no problem to buy this tool as long as it runs under linux (OpenOffice)...
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Keyboard shortcut for spelling dropdown menu in OS X beyond Devonthink Pro?

Similar to this question: http://superuser.com/questions/93937/keyboard-shortcut-to-right-click-in-mac-os-x , I'm trying to find more efficient ways to use spell check in OS X. I've discovered that ...
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How to reply with stationery in Outlook 2010?

Is it possible to set a default stationery to use when replying to messages in Outlook 2010? Our stationery includes the company letterhead which should be included with all messages. Previously, we ...
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How to fix spelling mistakes in iWork Pages using only keyboard?

I am coming from Windows world and have recently got myself a MacBook Pro and iWork 9 for it. When I type I often do spelling mistakes and spellchecker complains about them. This is common ...
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British Spelling/Vocabulary in Mac?

Is there any way to have the British spelling/vocabulary on all the applications and spell-checkers in Mac?
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Is there a way to make Thunderbird use the Mac OS X spell checker?

Is there a way to make Thunderbird use the Mac OS X systemwide spell checker instead of Thunderbird's own spell checker?
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Symbol which looks like . (dot) but is classified as letter in unicode

Iam writing my bachelor thesis at the moment. The problem for me is now the spellchecker (I use Open Office but this is a general problem) won't recognize .NET as a valid word. A also cannot add it to ...
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How can I spell check words ignoring optional hyphens?

I am using a RTE (TinyMce) for text creation in a browser. The RTE is inserting non-visible optional hyphens (code: '­' or '\u00ad') into words of a minimum length for hyphenation as the user writes. ...
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Is there a way to do a spell check on the static elements of a webpage?

for example - I want to do a spellcheck on a portion of text already there on a webpage, not necessarily in a textbox. Is it possible through some add-on (Firefox or Chrome) or script? For example, ...
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How do I turn on spell checking in Skype?

How do I turn on spell checking for skype. iChat does it so I am keen to have it for Skype aswell?
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disable Ubuntu 10.04 spell check

I have always disliked spell checking (may have something to do with being confronted with the condescending grammar checks in Word years ago) and I always try to get rid of the irritating red ...
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Can I get Google Chrome to spell check correctly?

While typing in a text box in Google Chrome I can usually see which words I have spelt incorrectly as they are underlined by a wavy red line. If I right click I am then offered alternate spellings or ...
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Can No Longer Find Firefox Spell Check Personal Database in Firefox 3

I have Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS with Firefox 3.6.3. Unfortunately it is super easy to accidentally click Add To Dictionary on a word you do not want added into one's personal dictionary used in Firefox. ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 Proofing Tools Kit

I have installed the Office 2010 available on MSDN, but there is no proofing tools kit available there yet. Still I see various sources where I can download this kit when I search for it on Google. ...
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Suppress Babylon's term suggestions in Word 2007

In MS Word, Babylon makes term suggestions which can be displayed by the right-click menu. I don't want to use this feature of Babylon, but I can't find the place to disable it. Does anyone know?