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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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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Are there any text editors which are Markdown aware and provide spell checking features? [closed]

I'm looking for a text editor that supports Markdown and has a spell check function. I would prefer a Windows program, although I can deal with a Linux solution. I don't own a Mac. EDIT: Do any of ...
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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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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 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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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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Why does Excel 2007 changes the text “HSA”to “HAS”?

Working on Excel 2007 I am trying to populate a cell with the text HSA. However, when pressing enter, the text changes automatically to HAS. I assume there is a kind of auto spelling correction here, ...
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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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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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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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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 ?
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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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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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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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What is the keyboard shortcut to fix the spelling of a word in Chrome in MacOSX?

MacOSX unfortunately lacks a context menu keyboard key. Mozilla projects have adapted ctrl-space so that when your keyboard cursor is on a misspelled word, you can press crtl-space to open the ...
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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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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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Disable spell checking in Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 8)

I installed the release preview of Windows 8, which comes with Internet Explorer 10. IE10 has been endowed with a spell checking Feature, which is active while I write this text. As a matter of ...
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Spell Check for Internet Explorer 9?

I just switched to from Chrome to IE9, but there is no built-in spell-checker in IE9... This is a realy pitty. Is there someone out there that know an addon that works for that?
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Activating automatic spell checking on input fields in Opera

How do I activate spell checking on input text fields by default in Opera? Spelling is checked automatically for text areas but for single-line input fields it only appears as an option in the context ...
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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 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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Google Chrome AutoCorrect?

Is there a spell checker for Google Chrome that can automatically fix certain spelling errors? Just like MS office has an auto correct feature, is there anything similar for Google's Chrome?
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To spellcheck my code in Vim for English/German/Finnish

How can you spellcheck your LaTeX document for English/German/Finnish? I would like to check my spelling for one of my white papers. Its comments are written in German, TODO -comments in Finnish and ...
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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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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 make Sublime Text 2 spell check comments only?

The built-in spell check feature seems to be running over the whole code, underlining lots of text that is supposed to be that way i.e. the code itself. Any way to limit it to just comments (//)?
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Spellchecker extension for Chrome?

Chrome's spell checker is inferior to Google Search's. For example, it suggest I replace "recommendatation" with "recommendatory" where as Google Search will identify I actually mean "recommendation". ...
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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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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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How to fix broken spell checker in Chrome

Recently my Chrome no longer checks my spelling. The "Enable spell checking" is checked on, but the spell checker does nothing. It does not check spelling, there is no suggestions for any word I type ...
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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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Spell-check multiple languages in chrome

Is it possible to spell-check multiple languages in Chrome? Each time I check "Use this language for spell checking" in one language, it is unchecked in all the other languages...
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How can I run the spell checker on a text area instantly?

Often, when editing questions on Super User for example, I see an obvious spelling error. Yet, when I edit the question, it looks like everything is fine: But once I stepped through (holding ...
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Firefox 3.6/4: modify/ tweak spell-check dictionary?

I edit frequently on Super User, and it is a pain to edit for capitalization or words that are shortened, i.e. Win7 instead of Windows 7, or windows versus Windows. Using Firefox 3.6 and/or 4, Is ...
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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 the 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 ...
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Switching active spellchecker language in Chrome using a key shortcut instead of context menu

I am looking for a way to quickly switch active language of spell checker in Chrome. The original way to do is to use right-click on the text field, choose Spell Checking[1] from the menu and then ...
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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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Can spell checking be disabled by default on OS X?

Is there some way I could disable continuous spell checking or other settings in the substitutions menu by default? System Preferences only has an option to disable autocorrect. defaults write -g ...
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Turn off spellcheck in OneNote 2010

How to disable spellchecker in all OneNote 2010 documents? I want it to be off by default in all my current and future documents/notes.
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Medium Sized List of English Words

I'm attempting to write a program with a spell check/auto-complete feature. For this I need a decent sized list of the most common English words. The problem I've ran into is that there is a great ...
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How does one add a word containing a slash to one's vim spell dictionary file?

I am trying to do: :spellgood w/o I get an error message saying Unrecognized flags in ~/.vim/spell/en.utf-8.add line 16 I have attempted the following to no avail: :spellgood w\/o :spellgood ...
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How to make Chrome spell check the whole text field?

On Firefox, whenever a word is incorrect in a text field, it is underlined in red. Chrome does the same but the difference is that it underlines in red only when I move the caret over the word. So if ...
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Font affects MS Word's spell check ability?

When I use the Wingdings font, the spell checker doesn't work (Wingdings isn't the only font I have this problem, there are others). How can I fix this, how can I force the spell checker to ignore ...
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How can I add spell checking ability in Google Talk?

Is there any way to add spell checking ability to Google Talk?
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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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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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Is there a way (an app) to automatically detect the language you are typing in and switch to the appropriate (spellcheck) dictionary?

I type about equally in both my native language and English. Spellchecking is less important when using my native language but it would still be nice to have it - or at least to deactivate English ...