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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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How do I stop File Explorer from spell checking the search box?

For the past several months, searching for anything with Windows File Explorer is frustrating because it attempts to spell check the search phrase. If I do any type of multi-word search, Windows will ...
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How to activate spell checking for Stack Exchange sites with Firefox on Windows 11

Recently, Firefox does not offer me spell checking when I write questions on Stack exchange sites (e.g., right now typing this question full of typos: dsgdsg jdtjstg). I used to have this problem only ...
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Missing "en-US" dictionary in portable installation of LibreOffice

I'm using the portable LibreOffice on a laptop where I don't have any admin rights. Basically it works, except for dictionaries which have a somewhat inconsistent state display. For example ...
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How can I edit/delete the wrong word in the spell check dictionary in macOS Sonoma 14.0?

I accidentally added an incorrect word to the spell check dictionary when I use the WhatsApp Desktop.app on macOS Sonoma. How can I edit/delete the wrong word? I browsed System Settings / Keyboard and ...
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Using aspell to check many files in a cancellable way

I'm on macOS and using zsh. I have about a hundred Markdown files which I would like to spell check from the command line. It seems like aspell is the right way to do this, however I want to be able ...
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Microsoft windows 10 / office 2016 identifying or autocorrecting some but not all spelling mistakes

this problem has been perplexing me for a while now. I have windows 10 with Office 2016 installed. The problem: Most words are getting spellchecked when typed incorrectly Dyslexic type words ARE NOT ...
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Installing spell-checking extension in portable LibreOffice fails

I had an issue with a German document being opened in portable LibreOffice using Windows 10: Writer complained that the spelling module was missing, but when I tried to install the extension, it ...
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How to undo a grammer rule saved by Outlook 365 desktop by mistake

So I type a line that is NOT supposed to end in a period. It was a line of text that was not meant to have a period, like a poem. Outlook grammar asks if I always want to ignore this error and not bug ...
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Keyboard commands duplicated in spell check dialogue box

So I'm checking my document for spelling errors and I'm shown that I have a word duplicated. The dialogue box actually has TWO keyboard shortcuts with the same command. The spelling error is "...
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MacOS - Replace all words in British English spelling

I know that MacOS has a built-in library that is capable of checking words against a dictionary that can be localised to a certain "flavour" of the language. So I can load up a text in ...
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MS Word indicates a lot of misspelled words but suggests to replace by the same

I'm working on a text (from someone else) and Word indicates a lot of words as being misspelled although they aren't. When I look at the proposed suggestion, it is identical to the word indicated as ...
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Microsoft Editor's object replacement character

I am using Microsoft Editor feature (Windows 11) a lot - I really depend on it, and I find all its features equally useful (Spelling Suggestions, Grammar Suggestions), but I find especially useful to ...
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Windows 11: MS Word 365 spellcheck underline colour changed in registry reverts to default colour

I have a problem with the red underlining to show spelling errors in Word. As I am translating documents, I have whole chunks of text that are in the source language and thus underlined in red. This ...
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How do I search a folder in file explorer regardless of the spelling (ignore spaces)

I have a folder named for example DDC77 but I want the file explorer to return me that exact folder even if I search D DCC77 or DD C77
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Firefox spell-check not working (English GB, Windows 10 x64, ESR)

For what must be years, now, spell-check has not been working for me in Firefox. I have tried to fix it many, many times and never succeeded. I'm using Firefox 102.6.0 ESR on Windows 10 (x64) and have ...
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How to disable Spell Check in standalone Google Chrome App

Based on a website, I have created a Google Chrome App (in Chrome: click the ⋮ button > More Tools > Create Shortcut > Open as Window). Inside of the Google Chrome app, I want to disable ...
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Set DSpellCheck in Notepad++ back to using Notepad++ context menu

I have mistakenly set DSpellCheck to use own button for word correction: Now, each time I am trying to change this: This is not possible / this is being ignored, because clicking on OK, Cancel or ...
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Get rid of LibreOffice’s all-language dictionary

I use LibreOffice, and since I write in multiple languages, I would like to have one dictionary per language rather than one for all (so e.g. French spellings will get flagged in an Italian text and ...
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how to remove the spell checker in WhatsApp Desktop

On my newly installed laptop with Windows 10, I would like to get rid of the spell checker in WhatsApp Desktop software. How can I do that?
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Add empty paragraph mark to Office exclusion dictionary

I'm trying to add an empty paragraph marker to Word's exclusion dictionary to provide the red squiggly line during spell check. I've successfully added other words to the dictionary, so I know its ...
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Why is Chrome incorrectly underlining correctly spelled words?

Chrome (and derivative browsers such as Brave) quite often don't recognize common words and underline them with red. When I right-click, no suggestions are offered other than to add it to the ...
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How to enable spell check in CryptPad?

Is there an easy way to enable/customize spell check in CryptPad? I ask this because I have not found any spell check option in the control navigation bar but I see that it's somehow supported: ...
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Change Spell Checking Language in Signal Messenger for Linux or Windows

I would like to use multiple languages simultaneously for spell checking (similar to the mail client Evolution or the Slack client or similar to Google Chrome or similar to the Android keyboard) or at ...
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Why are common words marked as incorrect by spell check?

Within 2 minutes of each other, I had the word to and the word it's be flagged as misspelled inside of Google Chrome. I was only able to grab a screenshot of the second occurrence. How/why is this ...
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What are the differences between the Canadian ispell dictionaries

On my Ubuntu 20.04 system, I seem to have five different Canadian English dictionaries installed for ispell: en_CA en_CA-variant_0 en_CA-variant_1 en_CA-w_accents en_CA-wo_accents I have searched ...
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How can I make Microsoft Word ignore all spelling error caused by Arabic Letter Alef Maksura (0x649, ی)?

When I write Arabic, I always use Arabic Letter Alef Maksura (0x649, ی) instead of Arabic Letter Yeh (0x64a, ي) if it comes at the end of the word which causes spelling error. I tried to add the words ...
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Gedit spellchecking on Windows is not working properly

I am using Gedit, on Windows, to write a Latex document. I noticed that the windows installation of Gedit does not come with preinstalled dictionaries for spellchecking (I don't know why), so I found ...
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Disabling a web service used to help resolve spelling errors in Chromium

Option in Chrome I'm using Chromium, and have enabled this option some time ago. I no longer remember how I did this. I would like to disable this option now, but cannot find it in Settings. I'm using ...
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How do you re-run 'Spelling and Grammer' after changing a setting in Microsoft Word?

I have a document of 10 pages in Word (2016 Mac). I want to detect Oxford commas in the document. To do so, I turned on the 'detect Oxford comma' setting in Preferences > Spelling and Grammer > ...
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How to remove words from the default spellchecker dictionary in Google Chrome?

I want to remove proper English words from the basic or enhanced spell checker in Google Chrome. For removal are the words hardwired in the default dictionaries, not added to a custom (user) ...
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Spelling AND Grammar check for Notepad ++

This site provided with spellcheck for Notepad ++ html/markup spellcheck, but not grammar: How do I enable spell checking in Notepad++? Looking to do spelling and grammar check on html all in one ...
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Keyboard shortcut to toggle spellcheck in Chrome

I frequently turn on and off the spellchecker in Chrome. This is done by bringing up the context menu by right-clicking in the text area > Spell check > Use basic spellcheck. Also, you have to ...
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Chrome suggests spelling corrections even though they are disabled?

I have disabled spelling corrections in Chrome - Settings | Advanced | Languages | Spell Check However they are still popping up: The issue is these popups reset the cursor position and corrupt the ...
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Are there any spell checkers and thesaurus programs that can be run locally as OEM? [closed]

I don't usually handle such things, but I've recently been tasked to compile a list of possible spell checkers that we can buy as OEM to integrate with our own SaaS analytics programs. The problem is, ...
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Thunderbird spellcheck does not work when forwarding message

I am using spellcheck (spellcheck as you type) in Thunderbird 68.8 on Debian Buster. Normally, the spellcheck works fine (after my previous problem has been solved). It works when composing new ...
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Microsoft word is detecting spelling issues in US English only, and not UK English

I'm editing a document and it states there are 235 spelling issues under US English, but none for UK English. I have checked, and these aren't simple differences in US/UK spelling, they are words ...
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Adding a Word to New Custom Dictionary Spell Check Still Fails

I have added a custom dictionary and added the Word "dialing" to it. Please see the screen shot below where this shows: The spelling still doesn't get picked up when I open the a new ...
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MS Word insists that "trans" has to be capitalized

Ok, so I transcribe interviews and many of these interviews are with trans people. This means that the word "trans" can get used over 100 times per document. Word's spell check stops at each and every ...
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Powerpoint changes language mid word

PowerPoint keeps changing my language back and forth between English and Danish. And it does so in the middle of words. An example where the bold is marked as misspellings: The design is good. ...
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Skype is still uppercasing even with disabled spell check

Even though I disabled every possible spell correction, Skype is still uppercasing automatically ("cyber monday" becomes "cyber Monday", etc.) I want the freedom to write all lower case in my chat ...
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Firefox does not spellcheck

I have a strange Problem, despite spellchecking being active (I checked via settings, there I put Check my spelling as I type to enabled and checked about:config, layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1, ...
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How to stop Microsoft Word from accepting American spellings?

I am writing something for people in the UK, and I have switched the language of Microsoft word to English (UK), but when I write something like “program” or “math” or “realize”, the spell checker ...
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How do you make a new type of grammar error in Microsoft Word?

For example, I come across the phrase "for him to"/"for Daniel to"/"for her to" very often in the non-native English documents I edit and would like to change it to "so he can" and so on. How do I add ...
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How to install spell check dictionaries in Gedit on Windows

We are a charity that helps disadvantaged people to get back on track. To this end we provide them with paid occupation. One of them is proof-reading/editing of ancient OCRed texts that we release ...
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Power point spell checker flags every i letter inside words. How to fix this?

This is a weird one, but I am writing some notes for a slide and there's some weird spell checking flagging. The most obvious one is flagging every i in every word. For example: meeting discussed ...
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Spellchecker confused in Chrome (using Outlook webApp email)

For some reason Outlook webApp running in Chrome objects to the spelling of week (7 days) in the message below. Any ideas if this is an outlook issue or a Chrome issue? (Edit looks like a Chrome ...
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Finnish language is not in list for available spell checking languages in Libreoffice

Finnish language is not in the list for available spell checking languages in Libreoffice. Steps to reproduce the problem: install Fedora 29 or 30, libreoffice 6.2.3.2 and libreoffice-voikko -...
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Spell checker for word 2007 is not working

From this question it is clear that a language without the ABC checkers will not work for spell checking. I’m aware of this. What is not answered there is what to do when one wants to use a certain ...
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How can I disable skype's spell checker? (windows 10 version)

In the windows 10 configuration I already have the thwo checkboxes disabled: Instead in Skype I still see the annoying red underline on: How can I disable it?
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LibreOffice Writer: spell checking of camel-case words

I'm writing a software documentation using LibreOffice Writer. I often refer to class or function names in this documentation. For example ChessBoard or getCell. These are all underscored with red ...
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