tl;dr: Is there any way to print document in Notepad++ without spelling errors underline and without disabling spell checking in the same time?


I have my Notepad++ set to English and I'm doing most things in English as well. Sometimes I write documents in other languages and because I don't have proper dictionary installed texts in editor look like a one long, straight line of red curly underlines.

I'm pretty fine with that however, I'm not fine with the fact that Notepad++ prints those underlines (this time straight, not curly) when printing documents.

Is there any way to disable spell checking in Notepad++ just when printing, but keep it enabled when editing documents (I don't want to disable it permanently).

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No, as far as I can see there is no such option (though it might be useful).

If there were such an option, it would be in the Print settings ("Settings" / "Print"). There are options to print line numbers, to change the colors and to add headers/footers. However, there is nothing to control printing of spelling error underlines.

The only workaround I can see is to disable spell checking before you print, as you noted. There is a keyboard shortcut to toggle this, Alt+A. If you press that before printing (and afterwards, to re-enable), you solve the problem with two keystrokes.


If you feel that feature could be useful for others, too, consider writing a ticket to request it. NotePad++ issues are tracked on GitHub, project notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus; consider posting an issue there.

  • Perfect (detailed and concise) answer and perfect (fast and easy) solution: Alt+A / Ctrl+P / Enter / Alt+A. Thank you! – trejder Oct 10 '17 at 7:35

Another solution, next to sleske's one, is to install additional dictionaries and then set Plugins > DSpellCheck > Settings... > Language to Multiple Languages...:

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However, as warned, using too many languages will most likely slow down your Notepad++.

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