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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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: ...
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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 tables....
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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 http://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/espa-nol....
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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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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: https://github.com/kaleb/vim-files/tree/...
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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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Chrome Browser - Keyboard shortcut to correct spelling of word?

I hate right clicking misspelt words in text boxes within browsers to correct spelling. Wondering if there is a keyboard shortcut to replace the misspelt word with the best match when the cursor is ...
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Outlook : default spell check language for different contacts

I am regularly conversing with people in several countries, about half of which speak English, and the other ones French. So for half the emails I compose, I need to manually switch the language for ...
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How can Firefox correct spelling on a Mac?

You know how Firefox underlines misspelled words? On Windows you can right click the word and be presented with possible corrections, but on Macs you can't right click so what do you do when a word is ...
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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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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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Chrome's spellcheck using British spelling

Chrome recently began correcting words with British spelling. I am not sure why this started happening, how can I revert back to American spelling? In my language settings "English (United States)" ...
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Spell check in the Bash CLI

Is there any way to do a spell check on the Bash CLI? I tried doing Ctrl-X Ctrl-E to edit the command in VIM but for some reason I could not set set sp in that VIM session. I'm using Kubuntu 14.04.
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How to spell-check text spanning multiple lines, in a subtitles file

I have a .srt file that looks like this : 1 00:00:06,862 --> 00:00:09,408 It's the first sense you use when you're born. 2 00:00:09,408 --> 00:00:11,283 One out of every fifty of your genes 3 ...
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Word 2010,Add bunch of words in paragraph in one step to spell checker dictionary?

I have to create Documents in about my project that is written in about Android.I use Word 2010 and I copy some lines of my code into the Word doc then I add my descriptions.My problem is huge number ...
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Is there an autocorrect for windows?

Is there a way to get the auto-correct feature (found in almost all mobile devices) in windows? I know spell-check, but you still have to manually right-click and choose, and it also doesn't work ...
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Cannot Add Particular Word to Dictionary

I am trying to add a particular word to my custom dictionary using Word 2007. (The word happens to be "deserialized".) When I right-click on the word and click Add to Dictionary, the red underline ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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grammar check ignoring spell check in Microsoft Word

I think there is an option to do grammar check alone in Microsoft word. Does anyone know how to do grammar check ignoring spell check in Microsoft Word?
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How to set proofing language regardless the keyboard layout on Windows?

On my Windows 10 I am using 3 different keyboard layouts. Whenever I type something in some application, like Outlook or OneNote, the operating system is matching the proofing language for spelling ...
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How to set “Do Not Check Spelling or Grammar” for a section in Word? [duplicate]

Today I'm trying to copy-paste some code from PyCharm to Word. It works, as PyCharm preformats it as HTML, but it lights up like Christmas lights due to the fact that half of my code doesn't follow ...
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is it possible to display vim spellcheck options in the quick fix window?

I am currently midway through a simple vim spell check plugin. i have had difficulty finding help on how i can display the options for corrections in the quick fix window. Is it possible vim ...
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Spell check multiple Excel workbooks

Can anyone suggest a method to spell check across multiple Excel sheets - without having to open them all and run the check manually? I have been largely checking as I go along but I would like to ...
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LibreOffice - getting German spell checking to work (Debian)

I'm using Debian Jessie, LibreOffice is 4.3.3.2. I'm having a document for which the text language is 'German (Austria)', alternatively I tried 'German (Germany)'. I can't spell check my text. If I ...
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Set language for comments in Office 2013

I have Polish version of Word in Office 2013, though I'm working mostly with English language documents. So far, when I was opening any document with language set to English, it was used for spell ...
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Spellcheck in Firefox doesn’t work on full page

The speller check doesn’t work in full page. When a page is very big the check speller only works a little. Like in this page of Wikipedia How I can fix this?
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How to add a language dictionary to Word 2007?

I am running a UK version of Word 2007 (from Office 2007 Ultimate) on Windows 7. I would like to proofread my document in Italian. To do this I click Review | Proofing | Set language and choose ...