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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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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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In Word (Office 365), option to enter own correction in spell check is not available

When running spell check in previous versions of word, it was very easy to enter the correct spelling of a word if it was not one of the recommended words listed. You could then apply that change to ...
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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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Disable spell checking in Evernote Desktop f. Windows for only one note

Is there a way to disable spell checking in Evernote Desktop for Windows for only one particular note? I have one note full of code snippets and it's not necessary to check on that and it makes the ...
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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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How to activate Hunspell spelling service for Aptana Studio 3?

I am trying to activate a spelling service for Aptana Studio 3 (3.6.1.) on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. But when I go to Windows > Preferences > General > Editors > Text Editors > Spelling and try to ...
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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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Outlook spell check triggering in subject line upon reply

I'm having an odd issue in Outlook 2016 Professional Plus with a new machine. Previously, Outlook did not seem to spell-check subject lines; it would check text in the body but not the subject. ...
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Why does Powerpoint automatically change my language?

Background I am using MS PowerPoint 16.10 (2017) for Mac to create a research poster. All of my content is in English. I acknowledge two people with Finnish and Dutch surnames. After the second ...
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Spellchecking while handling hyphenated terms?

I need to spell-check some technical documentation (via linux command line) which is filled with customized hyphenated terms, such as "Wi-Fi", or more generally, "term1-term2-term3". Both aspell and ...
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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 (in blue) words that it thinks are grammatical errors. I want to ignore it, so when I do a "spelling and grammer check", I ignore those errors. This removes the line. ...
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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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What's the quickest way to spell check arbitrary text in Windows 10?

If I'm using a program that doesn't have its own built-in spell checking, what's the fastest way to spell check a textbox from said program (or my clipboard, assuming I have copied the textbox's ...
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How to spell-check a Rich Text document?

I'm looking for a way to spell-check a Rich Text Document created with Wordpad on Windows 7. I know no such feature exists within Wordpad, so I'm looking for workarounds. (I do not have a copy of ...
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Forcing MS Word 15 (mac) to ignore patterns with square [b]rackets while spell-checking

The common approach to changing quotation involves using [ ]. For instance, the original sentence: Reading is also a process and it also changes (...) could be altered in the following manner when ...
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Improve Chrome Spellcheck

How do I improve chrome's spell checking? It seems to be really really lacking basic suggestions. I've seen there is a "Use a web service to help resolve spelling errors that says: "Google Chrome ...
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Set multiple languages for spell check in Slack

Is it possible to set multiple languages for spell check in Slack? Currently, the spell check is set to English, but I would also like to add Polish. My OS is Linux Mint, and in Language Settings the ...
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Prevent hyphenation for words not in dictionary

When enabling hyphenation, Microsoft Word also hyphenates terms it does not know, e.g. names, words in CamelCase. These hyphenations are often terribly wrong ("SeqTrig" is hypenated as Se - qTrig") ...
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Fail to add a new word to the “good” list of vim spell checker

I am using the vim spell checker. When I do "zg" (Add word to "good" list) it apparently works. If I save and quit ( with :wq command) and re-open the document all words get reddish indicating that ...
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Disable spellchecking in Adobe Reader editable forms

I am filling in a large form in Adobe Reader. (This is for a grant application, and those forms tend to be 80 pages long, with lots of text in the form fields.) Adobe Reader has by default ...
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Word 2016 - Check spelling without checking grammar

In Word 2016, how do I check spelling without checking grammar? I am virtually never interested in checking the grammar of my documents. When I look in the Review pane, I only find the choice ...
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How can I add a Word to Windows 10 Auto-Correct?

Windows 10 has added an Auto-Correct feature for typing. I want to be able to edit the dictionary. This document says that I should be able to find it here: %AppData%\Microsoft\Spelling\<...
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How to reinstall Windows and not lose my MS Outlook configuration?

I cannot find a portable version of MS Outlook. Discussions mentions backing up the .PST file, but I would like to backup all configuration data, address book, email, footers, out of office message, ...
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Spellchecker in Word 2007 refuses to remember a new word

My MS Word 2007 refuses to put this "cytotoxicity" into its library and keeps highlighting it as wrong. It offers to change it to "cytotocixity" actually - I must have made a wrong input into its ...
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Microsoft Word 2016 Spell Check not working

When I spell a word incorrectly in Microsoft Word 2016 I get a red line underneath like I am supposed to, but now when I right click on the word rather than getting spelling suggestions right away in ...
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Remove a word from chrome's in-built dictionary

There is a word that I often need to type, but sometimes misspell. Unfortunately, the misspelling is also another word that is in Chrome's in-built English dictionary, so it's not highlighted for me....
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Add word with pipe/vertical bar to MS Word or Office Dictionary

I happen to be writing about Wolfram|Alpha in MS Word and PowerPoint, and both applications give it the red wavy underline indicating misspelling. When I right click and select "Add to Dictionary," ...
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Can I remove “teh” from the dictionary in Mac OSX Yosemite?

I've never had use of the word "teh". Not even certain it's actually a word beyond "Urban Dictionary" definitions. However, "teh" is a common typo, hence the urban dictionary entry. And it is a typo ...
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Spell check setting not found in Windows 10 settings app

I need to turn on the spell check in Win10 (I haven't preinstalled MS Word or any spell check programmes). So I searched web, and was told to go to Settings -> Devices -> Typing and then turn on ...
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Can I make Microsoft Office ignore Windows language settings?

Office seems to have its own language system, since there is a setting tab for it and you can set your default. But I'm having great difficulty trying to make Outlook obey my settings. Basically, I ...
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My Win 7 “default” spell checker has bad word “added” can not find it, even searching disk for that word

My most misspelled word teh got added to my spellchecker's dictionary somehow. It has been about 3 months and is a serious productivity issue. When writing this question, spellchecker works but did ...