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To add to what gentmatt said, in the case you need to keep "Automatic by Language" because you happen to write in different languages, click on "Set Up…" in the list shown for the Spelling option. On the dialog box that appears, you can change the order for the languages. In my case, this is the order I chose. Now, I can write organize, and the word is ...


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System Preferences → Languages & Text → Text → Spelling


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Removing words from the built-in dictionary is apparently more difficult than I thought it would be. Since your question is about how to prevent a particular misspelling of your co-worker's name, I have an alternate solution. You can add "Jennet" to Mac OS X's text substitution list in System Preferences -> Language & Text -> Text It will ...


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The context menu can primarily be opened by a right mouse click only. But in the Universal Acces settings in the System Preferences we can control mouse keys by using the keyboard number pad. When activated, a right mouse click then can be achieved by Ctrl+5 on a keyboard with a numpad or Fn+Ctrl+i on a laptop. This will allow you to 'right-click' your word. ...


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Just right click in the working tab, select Spelling and uncheck the option "Check Spelling While Typing"


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Mac OS X is compatible with the aff/dic open format dictionaries. All you need to do is to get one dictionary, and place it inside ~/Library/Spelling (you may have to create the directory). Get the Romanian dictionary from OpenOffice (or search for another language) Extract the file using The Unarchiver or rename the extension to .zip and extract it Move ...


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Yes you can do it. Go to Settings > Keyboard > Text. Click the + sign on the bottom left to add a new text replacement. In the Replace column, put the word you want OS X to stop autocorrecting (no spaces are allowed). In the With column, put the exact same word you put in the Replace column. Voila. You're done. This has worked flawlessly for me ...


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In Mavericks (10.9): System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Text -> Spelling or System Preferences -> Language & Region -> Keyboard Preferences -> Text -> Spelling


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When typing the word, right-click it and choose Spelling & Grammar → Show Spelling and Grammar. This will bring up a window similar to the one below. It should say that the word was not found in the spelling dictionary. Click Learn to teach the word to the current dictionary. The file ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary only contains some of your ...


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Inspector > Text > More > Language


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I have just spent some time with Mountain Lion after I added a custom dictionary (Afrikaans) to the ~/Library/Spelling folder (.dic and .aff). Findings: - If I set the "Spelling" in "System Preferences -> Language and text -> Text" to Afrikaans, the Afrikaans spell check works great. - If I set the "Spelling" to "Automatic by language" detection between ...


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Direct Answer Based on this link, I think the file you are looking for is: /private/var/mobile/Library/Keyboard/dynamic-text.dat Look at the link above to see full instructions. Original Post Slow Way To reject the suggested word, finish typing the word as you want it, then tap the x to dismiss the suggestion before typing anything else. Each ...


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You should be able to get one at http://voikko.sourceforge.net/ports.html


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If you have "correct spelling automatically" checked and it doesn't seem to be working, it might be because you're trying it in an unsupported application. E.g., I can use the feature in TextEdit and Pages but not, e.g., FireFox or SublimeText 2 (two of my most used apps). Tho I've spent way too much time looking, I haven't found any way of getting the ...


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Not exclusively, but there is a tool that will mark spelling and other changes with a sound. As described in this answer, it is possible to detect the type of text field change that autocorrect uses programmatically. A sound is issued whenever any of the text changes - but this results in a lot of false positive "sounds" when autocorrect did not happen. A ...


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Unfortunately, Apple hasn't relegated any control of auto-correct functions to the user (natively), and it isn't possible to add or remove words that it auto-corrects - other then using the shortcuts like you mentioned, which don't work for everything.


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Spell check is a system service so by using the standard Mac control for a text box, chrome would magically get to use the service. Since chrome isn't programmed to use the standard control (they wrote their own implementation) - you would need to either get the chrome devs to change the code or you would need to change it yourself and re-compile your ...


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Turns out I figured it out not long after typing this question! I just thought I'd experiment a little and found out how to do it. You change the language in Edit > Spelling > Spelling... and then reopen the document. That did it for me. I'm guessing it is a bug: I don't think having to close and open a document for language error display settings to make ...


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Just to eliminate the possible culprits and short of reinstalling the Office. Please check in you PowerPoint in the Tools > Dictionary ... what language is indicated. If it's Spanish there try to set it to English and see if that helps. Probably after setting this you would better close entirely PowerPoint and then open it again.


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On those slides where spell check is working in Spanish, select the text on those slides, then do the Tools » Language » English procedure you described above. Language is formatting applied to specific text. You can mix languages sentence by sentence (or even word by word) and if it is appropriately marked, spell check will follow.


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@emmby Whenever I see this question in the Internet or I ask it to someone .. people always misunderstand. Maybe because they are not Windows users, or they are Windows users who don't use the keyboard short-cuts. I always have the same question but I didn't find the answer yet. In windows, when we use the keyboard short-cuts we mostly use the Menu key ...


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You can't set it per application, but you can set it to support multiple languages and detect them automatically. To do so (in Lion - although I've been using this at least since Leopard), open System Preferences, go to Language & Text, select the Text tab, set Spelling to Automatic by Language, then open the Spelling dropdown again, select Setup... at ...


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Close to what you've asked, is to enable spelling auto-correction via: and then stay with your cursor at the end of a mispelled word, so you'll get an iOS style correction-suggestion: then with down-arrow and left/right-arrows you can choose the correct word.


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If you hold the option key when you hit the space bar after typing the word autocorrect will not change the word.


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You can try selecting the text and then setting the correct dictionary in Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Show Spelling and Grammar. It's not possible to actually tag text as being in a certain language in such apps. You are at the mercy of whatever algorithm Apple is using to implement its concept of "automatic by language", which I think few users find ...


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Sublime Text is tried to be cross-platform and as there is no built-in auto-correction functionality in other platforms, so if I was the programmer, I wouldn't relay on a feature present only in one of my target platforms and would implement the feature built-in my program to be portable to other platforms. I love that feature of OS X too, but unfortunately ...


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Old post, but by now a plugin exists that interfaces with OS X's built-in spell checker. See https://www.sublimetext.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11692. Haven't tried it myself yet, but will now!


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Only iOS links the keyboard and the spellcheck, OS X has never done that. Most people find "automatic" unreliable. To activate czech spellcheck, you should set the spell check to czech, either in system prefs/language & text/text/spelling or in Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Show Spelling and Grammar. In Pages 4 and earlier and iBooks Author, you need ...


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They blue lines are alternate speech recognition hints. Spelling is in red, not dark blue. I don't know of a way to disable the blue lines directly other than enunciating in a way that the engine has less uncertainty about what you are dictating.


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No, disabling the spell check will disable it globally — there is not currently a way to specify a section of text to disable or enable the spell check. You can provide feedback to Apple regarding this on the following page: http://www.apple.com/feedback/pages.html



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