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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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 ...
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Is it possible to preload the spell check dictionary in Internet Explorer (10 & 11)? [duplicate]

I'm working with a client that would like to use the built-in Internet Explorer spell check to help their staff with some complex legal and medical terms. We have a list of words, and what we'd like ...
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Portuguese spellchecker in Word with windows 8.1

Using Windows 8.1, is there a way to correct a problem with the spellchecker in with a particular word in a particular language. There is a word I commonly type incorrectly in Portuguese becuase the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) 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 ...
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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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Include Custom Dictionary or Terms in Word Documents

This is similar to Dealing with Word spell check in technical documents?, but not identical. If a document contains many occurrences of a technical term which is in your own custom dictionary, how can ...
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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 ...