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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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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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Snow Leopard is compatible with the aff/dic open format dictionaries. So, all you need to do is to get one dictionary, and place it inside ~/Library/Spelling (you may have to create the directory). You can get the dictionary from OpenOffice, extract the file using The Unarchiver, and copy ro_RO.aff and ro_RO.dic in your Library. You have to logout & ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Normally, for a language not included in OS X, you can try adding a dictionary from the OpenOffice app, as explained at http://m10lmac.blogspot.com/2011/06/extra-spell-checking-dictionaries-for.html Unfortunately, Turkish is not there. Here is a a site with some .dic and .aff files which I have not tested myself. ...


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You could assign shortcuts to scripts like this: tell application "System Events" to tell (process 1 where frontmost is true) set shown to title of windows contains "Spelling and Grammar" if not shown then keystroke ":" using command down tell (window 1 where title is "Spelling and Grammar") delay 0.1 tell pop up button 1 ...


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If you're on Lion, you can turn on iOS-style spelling corrections in System Preferences under Language and Text. I don't always have luck noticing or reacting to these corrections while typing, but moving back over the misspelled word with your cursor will bring up the iOS-style popup and you can select the correct spelling with the down arrow and Return. A ...


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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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Are you talking about in e.g. Word or Pages - or are you talking about in Browsers like Safari, FireFox etc. - or just a system wide configuration ?? One solution for a system wide configuration could be to install the cocoAspell dictionaries: http://kitblog.com/2010/10/get_romanian_spell-check_in_osx.html


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On Mac OS X Snow Leopard (and maybe Leopard), the spell checker is smart enough to detect which language you're using. Well, YMMV, personally I'm mostly writing in French and English, and I just have to type the 4 ou 5 first word, and Mac OS X automatically detect which language I'm using. It seems to detect at least by paragraph, but it could also be by ...


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It looks like it's indeed a hole in iphone's safari. I'm not sure if it was always like that or if it's a new undocumented feature that might soon go away. But meanwhile you can try using Inspell if you're willing to jailbreak. There's just no other way to fix such an issue: it's either apple or cydia. Another option, if the error occured only in safari, ...



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