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How to disable Mac OS X's autocorrect but still show spelling suggestions?

I welcome popup spelling suggestions, but I dislike the OS replacing text as I type without any real confirmation from me. I'm aware both behaviors can be enabled/disabled together as one option in ...
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Copying iOS autocorrect custom dictionary among devices

Is it possible to create a file of autocorrect entries for iOS devices and deploy it to all my company iPads (8 of them right now)? There are about 150 autocorrect entries that we'd like to setup on ...
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Display formatting symbols (invisible characters) on webpages and text forms

I am using various online tools for translation and proofreading, and I find that it would be very interesting to be able to display the most common formatting symbols in a browser. (Spaces and ...
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Can I configure Swype to use two different languages for keyboard layout and spell checking?

With my built-in iPhone keyboard that is easily possible, but I can't seem to find the setting on Swype.
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I can't kill the auto-correcting in Mavericks!

Running 10.9.2, I have gone in to SysPrefs and made sure Keyboard>Text is set to NOT auto-correct, I have gone to Mail Prefs and made sure spell checking is done after I finish, but no matter what I ...
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Is there a way to dynamically manipulate the spellcheck dictionary?

I would like to have a way to dynamically add and remove words from the system-wide dictionary in Mountain Lion. The use-case is: I'm working on a piece of fiction that has a lot of odd names in it ...
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How to completely, utterly, disable spell-check on OS X Yosemite?

With the kind of writing I do, 99 out of 100 spelling "errors" aren't errors at all. Spell correction is simply incredibly unhelpful for me. I hate the distracting red dotted underline that appears in ...
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Spell-check doesn't work on words with dashes (Mail.app in Yosemite)

I just upgraded to Yosemite, and noticed that in Mail.app spell check (as you type) doesn't work properly if two words are connected by a dash (hyphen) and only the second one is misspelled. For ...
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How to train iOS 8 spellcheck for acronyms?

In iOS 7, one could train spellcheck to recognize acronyms by, e.g., typing 'My Story (MS)' so that when you subsequently typed 'ms' it would appear as 'MS'. This no longer works -- or, at best, works ...
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Keyboard shortcut to correct spelling mistakes

Is there any way for me to get all of the words detected by the standard OS X spelling checker as mistakes, to be corrected to the first available choice using a keyboard shortcut? E.g. I type ...
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How can I have spell check for one language *but NOT* for another in El Capitain?

I want to have spell checking ON for Greek (or any other language you have) and OFF for English. At the System Preferences (Keyboard -> Text) I have enabled Greek (where it says "Ελληνικά (iSquare)" ...
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Spell-check and autocorrect only working in English

I can't manage to get the in-line spell check or autocorrect to work in any apps. In particular this is frustrating with my e-mail, as this is the biggest part of my job and I frequently need to ...
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Auto-correct in Mavericks for Romanian Dictionary

I installed a Romanian dictionary on Mavericks in two ways: by using the cocoAspell and, by copying the OpenOffice dictionary files {aff|dic} in the ~/Library/Spelling/. The Good: In both the ...
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How to change the spell check language in Pages 5?

How to change the spell check language in Pages version 5? The solutions described here and here are no longer available in the current version. I am editing a document in Romanian. Every word I ...
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How to turn off the spellchecker for a specific document?

I'm in Canada, and I use my mac to write documents in both English and French. Generally, I find that the built-in spellchecker (on 10.7.4) does a great job of automatically detecting which language ...
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How do I use automatic spelling check in OSX with additional spelling dictionary?

I often write documents in languages that are not preinstalled in OSX (vietnamese in this case). I have copied the .dic and .aff files downloaded from https://github.com/titoBouzout/Dictionaries to ...
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How to improve spell check in OS X

When I write a letter my workflow is like this. I type sentence. Some words end up underlined red. I right click on the underlined words and select the correct spelling. The problem is that the ...
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Is it possible to choose language for spell check for each individual mail?

I commonly write mails in different languages and would like to have the spell checker function with that. Previously I have been using Thunderbird on both my macs and linux machines, but recently I ...
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My iPhone doesn't accept the contraction “doesn't” as a correct spelling, why?

My iPhone at some point stopped accepting "doesn't" and "Doesn't" as correct spellings. It accepts other contractions. Why is this and how can I fix it? Is there something wrong with the spell ...
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Learn spelling keyboard shortcut

Apple spellchecker is very useful, but does not work very well for technical text as it is missing all brand names and 50% words, doing more damage than good. Is there a way to do "Learn spelling" ...