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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 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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How to use the browser spelling checker in Visual Studio Code for Web

I needed to edit some text in Moldovan (aka romanian) language and there is no spelling checker for that in Visual Studio Code. So I know there is one in my Chrome browser, so decided to use the ...
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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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Is there some way to force Pale Moon to change the spellchecking language?

I have an internal web system which I use constantly to write texts. I write these in both English and OtherLang. Having to constantly right-click, then click several times to switch the language ...
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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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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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