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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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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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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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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How to configure vim spellcheck to use two languages

In my blog I write blogposts in german language. But as it is mostly about tech there are many english words appearing as well. I recently enabled german spell-cecking in vim with set spell ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Text editor which enables real-time spell checking

Is there a text editor which enables real-time spell checking like the rich tech editor in Gmail or even typing anything using Firefox? is there a Notepad++ plugin?
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MacBook Pro - Aquamacs - spell check

I have tried to use spell check for aquamac. I highlighted a region of the text. Then clicked Edit, then spell check region. I got the error message: Error : No word lists can be found for the ...
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How to enable spell vchecker in Firefox

I have added the Spell Checker 1.2 add on but my messages in my email browser are not checked for spelling, or if they are, the mistakes are not highlighted or identified in any way. How can I enable ...
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Firefox IE tab does not include firefox's spelling correction

Is there a good Firefox plug-in which embeds Internet Explorer in a tab yet includes Firefox functionality like the built-in spell checker to underline in red misspelled words?
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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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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: ...