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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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 ...
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Turn off spellcheck in OneNote 2010

How to disable spellchecker in all OneNote 2010 documents? I want it to be off by default in all my current and future documents/notes.
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How to fix broken spell checker in Chrome

Recently my Chrome no longer checks my spelling. The "Enable spell checking" is checked on, but the spell checker does nothing. It does not check spelling, there is no suggestions for any word I type ...
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How do I force Outlook to use a given proofing language all the time?

I have Outlook's default language set to one language, but when I reply to an email written in another, my proofing switches to that language. In my case, the languages are English (US) and English ...
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Hotkey to toggle spelling check in microsoft word

I need to switch the checking quickly since I often work with Vietnamese and English files. Please help!
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Spell Checking File Names

How can I spell check file names? My spelling isn't at all great, and I rely on MS Word, Google Chrome etc. to make sure I don't publically embarass myself with improper spelling. How can I clean up ...
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Why isn't auto spell check enabled for Title/Subject?

I have noticed that both Firefox/Outlook don't have auto spell check for the subject text box of emails. For Firefox, I am referring to Yahoo web mail. The subject is supposed to contain texts, then ...
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Special characters in the input of hunspell are treated as space

I am testing hunspell in the command line with a swedish dictionary. The input in the interactive mode replaces all special characters (for example å ä ö) with blanks before spell cheching. Hunspell ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2003 Spell Checker

I'm forced to use Outlook at work, and I have a couple of questions about the spell checker. The option of not using the spell checker is an option, but my spelling is so sufficiently bad that it's ...
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Microsoft Word 2010 not spell checking some paragraphs / sections

Microsoft Word 2010 (Professional) is not spell checking some paragraphs for some reason but I would like it to do so. If I crtl a > under review tab, language, set proofing language dialogue box > ...
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Language Pack didn't install dictionary for spell check for office 2010

I downloaded the language pack for Portuguese, but in word when I try to do the spell check it says the dictionary isn't installed. When it go to languages in options it shows that Portuguese is ...
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Is there a way to use the native OS X spell checking in Firefox?

Is there a way to use the native OS X spell checking in Firefox? I think the answer is probably no, because this question was asked concerning Thunderbird on OS X, but maybe it's different with ...
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Changed spell check language; Word and Pages still use the old language

I moved from the U.S. to Canada, and I'm changing my Mac to spell check in Canadian English instead of American. I went to System Preferences > Language & Text > Text > Spelling, and changed the ...
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Where to add option for auto spellcheck in Word 2007

I can't seem to find the option to set "underline misspelled words in red" in Word 2007. Where is this located? Do I have to install additional tools to have this option, or it's included with ...
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word 2010 spell checker chokes on Camel Case

This is driving me nuts. I'm using Word to summarize books I study. Now, for a term such as BindingOperations.ClearBinding It first complains about why I don't have "Binding Operations". Then ...
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Is there a way (an app) to automatically detect the language you are typing in and switch to the appropriate (spellcheck) dictionary?

I type about equally in both my native language and English. Spellchecking is less important when using my native language but it would still be nice to have it - or at least to deactivate English ...
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How can I disable spell checking for a block of text in TextMate?

When I am editing a plain text document and making notes in it, TextMate will put red lines under parts of it which should not be spell checked: How can I disable spell checking for a block of ...
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Can spell checking be disabled by default on OS X?

Is there some way I could disable continuous spell checking or other settings in the substitutions menu by default? System Preferences only has an option to disable autocorrect. defaults write -g ...
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Switch between two languages for spell checking in Google Chrome for Mac

Environment: Mac OS X 10.7.2, Chrome 15. This is how chrome://settings/languages looks like: When I right click on a text box and go to Spell-checker Options, I get a lot of languages there, but ...
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Google Chrome AutoCorrect? [closed]

Is there a spell checker for Google Chrome that can automatically fix certain spelling errors? Just like MS office has an auto correct feature, is there anything similar for Google's Chrome?
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MS Word custom dictionary making spellcheck slow - ideas?

I have a user who edits technical materials. She uses MS Word's Custom Dictionary all the time for spelling; it has grown very large, and is now making spell check very slow. All of the advice I've ...
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Can I create my own custom 'language' for OneNote spellchecking?

Do you know a way to add SQL, Perl, C# or any other programming language's keywords as a custom language to OneNote? We use OneNote to document our work. When I add code (SQL, other) to a new page, ...
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Custom rule for browser dictionary

Many companies and organizations combine two words, and capitalize them both, forming their name (ex: SuperUser and StackExchange). Both words individually are spelled correctly, however because ...
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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 ...