Questions tagged [spell-check]

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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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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Word Keeps changing spell checking

I have the issue that word keeps changing my spell checking language, as you can see in the image, I would like to have the Danish set to default, but word keeps changing it back to the English(...
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Why are my words in Kubuntu suddenly underlined?

I've noticed that since the last update to Kubuntu, or sometime thereabouts, my words are underlined as if my laptop was a cell phone. I hate text completion with a passion, since programmers not ...
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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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Combine the spellcheck dictionary for Chrome and Word on Windows

I find myself adding the same custom words using "Add to Dictionary" within Chrome as well as word. Is there any trick where I can have both of these programs look up spellcheck from the same ...
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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 add a particular correction to `hunspell`

I use hunspell for my spellchecking and I have one particular problem: Reasonably often I misspell "because" as "beacsue" and hunspell offers as correction only "Beach". How can I tell hunspell to ...
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Google Chrome spell check all text

I'm used to Office spell check, where you can "start" the spell check, and i will move to the next error automatically. Is there any way to do this on Chrome, so I don't have to click on every word ...
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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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How to enable spell check in Perforce?

It would be helpful if there is a way to enable spell checking in Perforce when writing Changelist Description. Note: Currently Perforce doesn't support this feature. Support confirmed it will be ...
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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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Disable English “variations” on Firefox spellcheck

I'm using Firefox 66.0.2 on Linux, and the language list on the spellchecker is a bit too big: I want to have spellcheck only for "US", "UK" and "Brazil". Here's what I've already tried: Disable ...
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Spelling not working in Thunderbird

I'm running 60.3.3 (32-bit) on 64-bit Windows 8.1. According to Tool > Options > Advanced > Update this is the latest 32-bit version. Spelling using English (UK), or indeed any other ...
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How can I increase the number of spelling suggestions in Linux?

After a recent upgrade, I'm usually only getting two (wrong) spelling suggestions in various programs. I used to get like 10 suggestions. How can I increase this? I spell phonetically and need the ...
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Powerpoint 365 spelling language changes automatically

In PowerPoint's Language Preferences I have English(United States) (installed and default) and Portuguese (not installed). During my editing of slides the language is constantly wanting to change to ...
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Aspell dictionary shows up offensive words?

If you do this in Linux, aspell -d en dump master | aspell -l en expand > words it shows up some offensive words like bitches etc. Is there an aspell dictionary list that doesn't contain such ...
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Why won't spell check let me check just a selection in Word 2016?

A recent update to Office 365 denied me the ability to spell-check just a selection of a document. I type many long documents and need to be able to just check the newest thing I typed. Please help.
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Thunderbird keyboard shortcut to switch dictionary language

As a non-American I write emails in multiple languages. In the newest releases of Thunderbird the add-on Dictionary Switcher is no longer supported, so I would like to just add a shortcut for cycling ...
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MIcrosoft Word: Accidentally clicked 'Don't check for this issue"

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I made a mistake using the Word 365 grammar and spelling checker and I need a quick answer. I recently upgraded to Office 365 (my school offers ...
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Word Blue Line Grammar Check

I typed an industry phrase that MS Word flagged in blue and wants me to put a hyphen between. It would be wrong if I did that. I know my option is to disable grammar check. So here are my questions: ...
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Atom - spell-check package not working with language-markdown package

I recently installed an additional markdown package (language-markdown), and now Atom's default spell-check package no longer works on markdown files even though the list of Grammars scope in spell-...
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Different spellcheck dictionaries for different chats in Thunderbird?

I am trying to use Thunderbird as an IRC client. So far so good, but it seems to only remember one spellchecking dictionary, while I use different languages on different channels. Is there a way to ...
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Enable Chrome to check English spelling

what is the point in the latest chrome (Version 70.0.3538.77 (Official Build) (64-bit))? I lost the English spelling checker, and any way to enable it, as grayed out!?! I changed the interface to ...
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Is it possible to replace Firefox's dictionary with a better one like MS Word's?

I really can't stand the dictionary that comes with Firefox. It doesn't catch tons of basic words (like shifter, for instance). I'm tired of having to constantly right-click -> add to dictionary. ...
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Enabling spell check in Google Chrome?

I want to enable spell check in Chrome, but after actualisation it is disabled and I can't enable it again. Does anybody know how to do this? Operating System: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Chrome: Version 67.0....
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Use only the custom dictionary for spell checking in MS Word

I would like to make MS Word use only the custom dictionary to spell check the Chechen language as it doesn't have any official spell check package available. Is there any way to turn off the main ...
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Windows 10 Spelling Autocorrect not working

I'm on a Windows 10 Pro x64 desktop and the following setting to enable spellcheck doesn't seem to be working: Settings > Devices > Typing > Spelling > Autocorrect misspelled words I've enabled ...
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Chrome Spell Check Not Functioning

Chrome isn't spell checking for me. I have Use a web service to help resolve spelling errors enabled, but in chrome://settings/languages under Languages, Spell check it shows Disabled. I've tried ...
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Stop online Office apps from replacing lowercase single-letter word “i” with “I”

What happens? In Scandinavian languages such as Norwegian, just the letter "i" as a word means "in" or "inside". When I type this word into an online Office app, it gets replaced with the uppercase ...
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OS X Spell Service opens too many files?

I found this question, Is there a fix for the "Too many open files in system" error on OS X 10.7.1? , and specifically this answer https://superuser.com/a/1180084/177312 and the output ...
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How can I spell-check any text shown on google-chrome?

Is there a way to have google-chrome (or Firefox) to spell-check the text that is shown on the browser page (not just any text fields, but any text on the page)? Is that possible by default? Or do I ...
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How to change spell check language in Microsoft Edge

I am daily using several languages. It seems that Microsoft Edge supports spell check: red lines appear under words detected as not correctly spelled (actually: non-English words), and the software ...
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How to disable spell checking in Firefox for a specific website/domain?

I want spell checking enabled on Firefox except in a few websites. How can I permanently disable spell checking in a specific website or a domain, e.g. foo.xxx? I know I can right-click and remove ...
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How to disable spell-checking and auto-correction in Skype?

I am using Skype (currently 12.13.257.0) on a German Windows 10 x64 machine. How do I completely turn off auto-correction and spell-checking? These docs claim I have to disable spell-checking in the ...
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Spell checker in MS Word 2007 works for some languages but not for others

After browsing the help sites of MS Office for a long long time I decided to resort to your help: in MS Office Word 2007 (on 64 bit Windows 10 machine) the spell checker works for some languages but ...
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Why does Microsoft Word mark contractions as a grammatical error?

The following is a small sample of the words MS Word marks as a grammatical error: don't, I've, I'd, doesn't, I'm These are all contractions. However it doesn’t mark anything as a grammatical ...
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Set Google Chrome spelling to US English

My Google Chrome on an MBP highlights US English words as spelling errors. For instance, "Monetization" and "Organize" Are marked as errors, while "Monetisation" and "Organise" are not marked as ...
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How do I enable spell checking in Notepad++?

This question from 4 years ago claims that Notepad++ has spell checking enabled by default. This doesn't seem to be the case anymore, as I haven't been able to find any sign of a spell check option in ...
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How to permanently ignore a Proof Reading error in Microsoft Word 2016

Microsoft Word underlines grammatical errors (in blue) by default. After choosing to ignore grammatical errors and opening the document again, the blue lines are there again. How can I permanently ...
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Printing without spelling errors underline in Notepad++

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 ...
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Windows 10 spell check adds misspelled words

Is there a way to review the alterations to spell check in Windows? I'm noticing more and more that typos are somehow getting in when using Skype (I have the "Auto correct and highlight misspelled ...
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Disable spell checking in Word 2016 for one single document

How can I disable the spell checking in Word 2016 for one single document only and not for all the others I'll open afterwards?

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