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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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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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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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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How to make IE’s spellcheck recognise English?

I’m using Polish Windows 8.1 with Polish, English and Russian added in the language control panel. While using IE, it does not seem to recognise English words and underlines them in red (It checks ...
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Chrome's dictionary won't stay edited - removed words keep coming back

Chrome has a straightforward method to edit the dictionary (basically - allowing you to remove entries) as documented here and elsewhere. For example: Looks easy - and it is. Unfortunately, I have ...
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Is there an option for Outlook 2013 that lets me ignore punctuated words when spell-checking?

I'm using Outlook 2013 and the spell-checker frequently catches on computer-related things like somescript.pl user:group mike.jones etc. I see an option to ignore words with numbers when ...
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spell check not working in Firefox

The spell check is no longer doing anything in firefox. It's enabled under the advanced tab of options. For example when I type alchol no little red line underlines it. I'm using Firefox 32 on Windows ...
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Spell check across multiple work sheets in excel

Im trying to spell check across multiple sheets in excel and I've come across numerous sites that say you can select all worksheets in a doc, then when you use spell check it should check all sheets. ...
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Can I stop Word 2013 marking a name as a grammar error?

I've added the name Mally to my custom dictionary in Word 2013, so it's no longer a spelling error, but Word still thinks it should be all lower-case as I should only capitalise proper nouns. Can I ...
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emacs ispell can't handle m-dash

When I try to spellcheck in emacs (using M-x ispell) on a file with an m-dash separating words without a space, I receive the following error: ispell-process-line: Ispell ...
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Multilingual spell check on Word 2011 on OS X (English and ancient Greek)

Using Word 2011 on OS X Mavericks, I frequently produce documents using both English and polytonic Greek (i.e. ancient Greek with accents and breathings, from before the spelling reforms of 1982). ...
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hunspell - how to name .dict and .aff files. can dictionary file name be arbitrary?

So - I named my .dict and .aff files as test. stan@stan-work-pc:/var/data/spellings$ ll total 3072 drwxrwxr-x 2 stan stan 0 Mar 27 14:02 ./ drwxrwxr-x 6 stan stan 0 Mar 27 10:23 ../ ...
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Why is Word for Macintosh losing author attribution upon each save and not showing spelling errors?

I'm using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 and have one document that behaves differently than others when doing change tracking. For some reason, only in this document, whenever I save, all change ...
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Windows 8 Word 2013 Spell Check keeps switching back to Spanish (Mexican); I need English

I have looked at all of my settings. I have made sure my computer, word, and windows, and the control panel all default to English. However, everytime I open a new word document and want to spell ...
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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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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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Invoke Spell Check automatically when closing document

Is it possible to make the spell check run when exiting a word document? Although I know that the spell check is defaulted to highlight misspelled words/grammar errors, my boss has asked that I make ...
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Spell check and suggestions stopped working in Google Chrome 28+

When I type in the search bar in Google Chrome 28+, if the word is misspelled, it sometimes gets underlined in red, but I don't get these corrections anymore. It just started this weekend. All boxes ...
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How can I make IE stop “correcting” 'int i;' to 'int I;' when I type code on SE sites?

Gagh! It'd be funny if it weren't so infuriating. I like spell-checking for English. It's really nice when you can't quite remember whether there is 1 'r' or 2 in "assurance", say. But after I've ...
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Make hunspell ignore leading and trailing single quote characters (apostrophes)

Hunspell always treats single quote characters (apostrophes) as part of the word. That means that when text uses single quotes for quoting, hunspell flags those as errors. Even a single quote all by ...
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Where can I get pre-reform spelling correction for Brazilian Portuguese in LibreOffice?

I've just made the change from Open Office to Libre Office (Windows 7), and have a problem with Brazilian Portuguese spelling. Libre Office comes with dictionaries for the recently-reformed (some say ...
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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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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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Why is it auto spell check isn't 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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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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Turn off spell checking for HTML signature in Thunderbird

Is there a way to turn off spell checking for an HTML signature added in Thunderbird? Some css style to specify, perhaps? Context: Thunderbird 3.1.10 Using multiple dictionaries Using Dictionary ...
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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 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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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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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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German spellchecker [closed]

I'm in a German class, and I have to write my assignments in German. I'm looking for good, free German spellchecker program which could be either online or offline? I'm using Windows and Linux, and ...
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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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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 ...