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Questions tagged [spell-check]

This tag should be used to differentiate questions about facilities for checking possible misspellings and sometimes mistakes in grammar from other questions on this site. Use when the topic is the content of the dictionaries used or the usability of the feature.

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Add new word to Slack's spell checker

When you you type a word in Slack and it is wrongly spelled it is highlighted. I want to add a word which is highlighted in Slack as wrong (Salesforce it is) and make Slack understand that the word is ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to have Google correct one misspelled word?

When I look at the keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs, there are shortcuts listed to move forward and backwards between misspelt words, which work. Is there a keyboard shortcut to fix a misspelt word?...
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Why doesn't Grammarly work in Google Docs?

Grammarly doesn't work with Google Docs. If you have the Grammarly extension on your browser, there is a little x over the icon. Is this due to some disagreement between the companies, or some ...
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Autocorrect misspelled word to first suggestion in Google Documents

In Google Documents, how can I have misspelled words auto-corrected to the first suggestion? For instance let's suppose the user writes helo world in Google Documents. Then without any action from ...
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Completely disable spell checker

I realize that, in the browser version of Google Documents, you can disable (or at least hide) the spell checker in the View options. However, the mobile application has no View option. Where can I ...
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Can I get a proper wordlist for Google Doc's spellcheck?

I'm trying to use Google Docs for academic writing, and it marks words like "Ilion", "iconophobia" or "wrothful" as incorrect. Making sure I didn't misspell any of these and manually adding each one ...
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How do I remove a misspelling I accidentally added to spell checker in Google Documents?

I misspelled a word and accidentally added it to the spell checker dictionary in Google Documents. How can I remove it? When I google the problem I see many results and questions from 2010 and 2011, ...
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Show spelling suggestions when StackEdit.io spell checker says word is wrong

I am writing a document in Google Drive (I still call it Google Docs) using the StackEdit.io editor. I have Google Chrome's spell checker disabled. StackEdit.io provides one and I like it that way. ...
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Where is the spell check on Outlook.com?

Since Hotmail.com is now Outlook.com, can anyone please tell me where the spell check is?
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How to disable permanently Gmail spell checker

By default when I compose an e-mail in Gmail, the spell checker is active. To disable it, I need to activate context menu (right click) and select "Check Spelling" option to toggle it off. Is there ...
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Spell checker for Google Docs for languages other than English

Recently I became a huge fan of Google Docs despite all the deficiencies. But there's one thing that really repels me from writing anything in language other than English, namely poor spell checker. ...
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How to get Google search to stop trying to fix my spelling?

For example, I'm searching for pages that contain the word "quiet". Google.com is happily returning hits with "quite" (and even showing them in bold!), even though that word obviously has nothing to ...
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Where does the spell checking function comes from?

I am using Firefox. Whenever I type my questions on Stack Exchange sites, there will be automatic spell checking. Does this function comes from Firefox, or from Stack Exchange sites, or somewhere ...