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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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?
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How to ignore spelling and grammar for certain text styles in Word 2007

Is there a way to ignore spelling and grammar for certain text styles in Word 2007? Some of the stuff I'm writing is pre-formatted text that looks like this and usually has stuff like if ...
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How can I install additional dictionaries for Chrome?

I am running Chrome on Linux. How can I install different dictionaries (British English and Polish), so that I will get the fly-spell functionality in these languages?
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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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How to convert aspell dictionary to simple list of words?

I want to get list of all words from aspell dictionary. I downloaded aspell and aspell polish dictionary, then unziped it using: preunzip pl.cwl I got pl.wl: ... hippie hippies hippiesowski/bXxYc ...
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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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Can I get the spellchecker in MS Word to remember my grammar decisions?

Sometimes Word will make a incorrect grammar suggestion which I can just ignore. However every time I go to spellcheck it again, it will keep making that suggestion. Is there any way I can get it to ...
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How to make Vim spellcheck remember a new word

I'm using gvim for latex editing. I write lots of scientific documents with words that the vim dictionary does not know. When running through spell checking I come across words that I know are ...
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Change spelling check language for a Document in Microsoft Word 2010

Usually I use Microsoft Word 2010 to write English documents Now I'm editing a document of another language, and want to change the spelling check language of this document This change should not ...
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Enable Firefox Check Spelling on single line text-boxes forever?

As you know we can enable spell checker on single line Text-Boxes with following way: We have to enable it every time for checking words. How we can enable it forever so it doesn't need to be ...
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How to change Dreamweaver CS3's inbuilt spell checking English language US to UK?

How to change Dreamweaver CS3's inbuilt spell checking English language US to UK.
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Windows 7 autostarting apps as administrator

The question is easy to answer I guess. (Tried to search here, didn't find an answer.) So. The deal: There is a bug in OpenOffice (haha ..just one? :)), which prevents the spellcheck. You have to ...
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How to make Firefox to spellcheck in multiple languages simultaneously?

I want to Firefox to assume that text may be in a mixture of languages and words should be looked up in multiple dictionaries. (For example, everything in en-GB, en-US, ru, be and be-classic should be ...
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Can we get Firefox like inline spell checking in Internet Explorer?

Can we get Firefox-like inline spell checking in Internet Explorer?
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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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Alternatives to the Stylewriter program [closed]

I have just gone to Windows 7 64-bit and the StyleWriter program is not compatible. Does anyone know of a program that looks for passive verbs and sentence length of 20 words? I want a program, that ...
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Word 2007 spelling and grammar check error

I have so many errors in spelling ang grammer in my document. But when I click on ABC button, it says that apelling check is complete and returns no errors. I have full installation of Microsoft ...
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vimspell mappings don't work

I've installed vimspell. It works via the command mode commands like :SpellCheck, but I can't get any of the mappings to work. :map shows n \ss <Plug>SpellCheck This is how it's ...
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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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Can I delete dictionary entries in Word?

You know how it is: Red sqiggly line under word, looks OK to me, click on "Add to Dictionary" -- sudden realisation, that's NOT how you spell it. Now what? Can I make things right again, or am I ...
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Dealing with Word spell check in technical documents?

I have waste millions of hours clicking the Ignore Once button in Word, while trying to spell check a document related to development. Be that something light on terms like a proposal or something ...
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Change the spell-checking language on a PowerPoint presentation

I received a PowerPoint presentation with dozens of slides, each of them with a number of text boxes. Although the presentation is written in English, the language for spell checking is set 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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ubuntu general spellcheker [closed]

I am wondering if there is a ubuntu application that can spell check any text in any application running.
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Spellcheck in Ubuntu

In MacOS X it is possible to have spellcheck OS wide for all applications where you have an input. Is something similar possible with Ubuntu? So that I have spellcheck for e.g. skype?
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Is there a typo corrector for bash?

I'd like for something to hook into the 'command not found' error on bash and offer a useful fix. For example: grep-C3 error bash: grep-C3: command not found It would be nice if it said: Did ...
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How can I add new languages to Microsoft Office's spellcheck?

How can I add new languages to Microsoft Office's spell check? I've Googled around a bit, but it's not clear to me. In particular, I'd like to be able to add Polish spell checking. Is this ...
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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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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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Firefox dictionary, deleting false entries

How do I delete a false entry out of the firefox dictionary? I have added to the dictionary 5 false entries by mistake.
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Is there a tool for automatically checking English grammar?

I need to run through a document and check that it contains proper English grammar. My toolset for spell-checking for words include ispell and OpenOffice, but they seem only to do spell-checking. ...
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Spell check for Internet Explorer?

Are there any spell-check plugins available for Internet Explorer? I know that Chrome and Firefox have this built-in, but I wondered if anything similar was available for IE? (Specifically I'm ...
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In Gnome, how do I backup my spell-check dictionary?

I frequently add non-standard words to the dictionary, and would not like to lose it. Is there any way to save it somewhere, so that I would never have to start over ?