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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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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How can I change the spell check and auto-correction language of IE10/Windows8?

Is there any way I can change the spell-check and auto-correct Language of IE10/Windows8? It seems to want me to write Norwegian, but I usually write English...
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Disable spell checking in IE 10/11 (on Windows 7, 8, 8.1)

[Note 11/2014: I updated the question title to better reflect answers given.] I installed the release preview of Windows 8, which comes with Internet Explorer 10. IE10 has been endowed with a spell ...
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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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Word: Disable spell checker for a paragraph?

Is it possible to disable the automatic spell checker in MS Word 2010 for single paragraphs of a document or just for some parts of a document? I'd like to get rid of the squiggly lines in some parts ...
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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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How do I disable spell checking in IE 11 (Win 8.1)?

My issue is similar to the one mentioned here: Disable spell checking in Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 8) I am using Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit What I've tried already: Deactivating the spelling ...
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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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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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Have Chrome autodetect language before spelling checking?

Chrome can automatically spell check emails I am writing in Gmail. I have two language installed: Dutch and English in both UK and US versions. And I type emails in both languages regularly. However, ...
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Firefox's spell check defaulting (and reverting) to the wrong language

I'm using Firefox (v. 26 for Ubuntu). I'm in the U.S., and I keep setting the spell check to U.S. English (right click on a word marked as incorrectly spelled, choose Languages, then the correct one). ...
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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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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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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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How do you get Word 2010 to spell check inside tables?

Microsoft Word doesn't even recognize misspelled words when I have "check spelling as you type" boxed checks in the proofing options. I've even purposely misspelled words inside tables and they don't ...
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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 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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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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How can I turn off proofing/spellcheck in Word 2010 for a single document?

I have a document that I open/edit often. I want to turn off the spellcheck functionality for this document, but not for all other documents (and I don't want to have to File/Options/Proofing every ...
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How can I spell check web pages from the browser?

How can I spell check web pages when browsing them? I've added the After the Deadline Chrome extension, but it only seems to work on forms and not whole web pages. I'm happy to use Firefox if that ...
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How do I force Outlook to use a given proofing language all the time?

I have Outlook's default language set to one language, but when I reply to an email written in another, my proofing switches to that language. In my case, the languages are English (US) and English ...
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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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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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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 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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Select spell-checking language in Internet Explorer 10, Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the spell check and auto-correction language of IE10/Windows8? I've got the release Version of Windows 8 installed. In IE10 it now it automatically ...
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Adding a new language to Opera spell-checking

How can I add Persian language spell-checking ability to Opera. It seems that Opera use aspell for this task.
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How to Improve Mac OS Spell Checking?

I've recently switched to Mac and although I like it overall but many useful features just don't seem to work. One example is the spell-checker. Most often it gives me no suggestions at all whereas I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...