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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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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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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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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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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LibreOffice dictionary and spell checking in other languages? (without Java)

Using LibreOffice (latest version) on OS X, everything in English. However I frequently work with documents in other languages (e.g. German, Dutch, French) and I would like to have spell checking for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How am I supposed to use Opera 10 spell check feature?

The official help just says that there is spell checking context menu for edit fields. Yes I see "spell checking" on context menu. But I see no red underlines to mark misspelled words as I write ...
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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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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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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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MSword spellcheck: ignore text between this and that

How can I set a spellcheck rule that will enable MSword (2013) to skip some part of the text. For instance I would ask him to skip the text between a double parenthesis. text that must be ...
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How can one turn off spellchecking in Notepad++?

I have 6.8.3; the solutions given here: How can one turn off spell checking in Notepad++? ... are for version 6.5 or so. The UI items mentioned in the solution are no longer present. That is, my ...
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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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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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How to install aspell (spell check library) on fedora?

I want to install aspell library (http://aspell.net/) on fedora. GNU Aspell is a Free and Open Source spell checker.
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Microsoft word 2015 just stopped checking for spelling errors

Not sure why this happened. I've checked my preferences and spell check is on. Apparently sdkvcjwdnvfkjn is a word in the English language. I tried creating a new document but to no avail. I've ...
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How to really turn off already disabled AutoCorrect feature in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there's the option to turn off autocorrection of spelling errors in "Settings - Devices - Input". In Windows 10 Mail, you can also disable the highlighting and autocorrection of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Customising Microsoft Word punctuation checks

I need to spell check documents about SQL Server applications. These will often mention "database..table". How do I get Word to ignore the double full stops?
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Display non-ascii characters correctly in hunspell

I'd like to use hunspell form the command line to spell check a few text files. The files are utf-8 encoded and contain some umlauts and other strange characters. Some words show up like this ...
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How to prevent Word 2013 from detecting a comma used as a thousands separator as a grammar mistake?

I have a text, which contains a lots of numbers, in which a comma is used as a thousands separator like this: 1,000, meaning one thousand. When I check spelling and grammar Word underlines these ...
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How to Improve Mac OS Spell Checking?

I've recently switched to Mac and although I like it overall but many useful features just don't seem to work. One example is the spell-checker. Most often it gives me no suggestions at all whereas I ...
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LibreOffice Calc changes letter from uppercase to lowercase under certain circumstances

I want to enter SXer into a field, however the X gets automatically converted to x. If I only write SX, the X stays the way it is. If I write SXEr, all letters stay as they are. But somehow I can't ...
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How to make word autocorrect English even the Mac is set to be French

I recently changed the language setting of my MacBook Pro 15 inch to French (Canada). One of the unexpected consequences is when I type my stuff in Microsoft Word, the autocorrect function highlights ...
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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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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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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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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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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: ...