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How to change language of an existing Pages for iCloud document?

I have document that was created in Pages for Mac with the correct spelling/language (not English) settings for each paragraph. However, when I now try to edit this document using Pages for iCloud the ...
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macOS built-in spell checker performs badly - what can I do?

macOS Mojave cannot detect that I made a mistake at badd and cannot guess that "approximately" was spelled incorrectly. How can I improve the built-in spell checker? (i.e. I don't want to use a spell ...
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cancel autocorrect of specific words

When I am typing in Mail.app I find that there are particular words that I would like to have the software (or possibly OS) learn. For some reason the "learn" feature does not seem to be the same ...
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Permanently disable “Check Spelling While Typing”

On OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, no matter what I do, including all the suggestions I've found on Google and on this site, every time I launch the Notes app it has Check Spelling While Typing enabled. How ...
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Can I get word suggestions on Mac like I do on iPhone?

Let me explain what I mean. I'm not talking about autocorrect, which I really hate! What I mean is when I type something on my Mac I’ll often get a suggestion like so: But on iPhone if I do the same ...
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How to change the spelling language in OS X with AppleScript?

I often need to change the spelling language in OS X from English to Turkish and vice versa, how can I do it with an AppleScript? Note: I have read this question already, but in there, the answer ...
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How to permanently turn off check spelling while typing in macOS!

How to permanently turn off check spelling while typing in macOS - for each and every app. Whenever I turn off this option in anyone of my default or third party mac apps within a few seconds these ...
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Keyboard shortcut for automatically correcting all misspelled words in a macOS document?

In a Mac OS X native textfields, misspelled and typo'd words are underlined with a red squiggle. Is there a global keyboard shortcut that will correct all of the words in a document with their ...
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How to get Pages in Mac Yosemite 10.10.05 to recognise different languages for spelling?

How do you get Pages on Mac Yosemite 10.10.05 to recognise different languages for spelling? When I write in German, everything has a squiggly red line under it and there is no option to change the ...
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How do I add spellcheck / dictionaries in macos Sierra? Got .aff and .dic files

I'm specifically trying to install system-wide support for Bulgarian. Tried looking for library/spelling but seems to be missing in macos Sierra. Got .aff and .dic files but... now what? Thank you.
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Verify the automatic language detection

Just for curiosity! When the built in spelling is set to automatic language detection, how can I see which language it think the current text is written in?
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OS X Ukrainian spellcheck

I did some research and still have trouble to find any way to enable Ukrainian language spell check in OS X. Please advise how to make it happen.
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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 non-...
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How do I unlearn a word?

I have accidentally learned 'formating'. I've tried unlearning by right-click, and have removed the word from the /Library/Spelling and ~/Library/Spelling directories. The word is still not ...
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/Library/Spelling not found

I am a new Mac user trying to set up spelling checker for MS Office. I have downloaded the .dic & .aff files that I have to add to my /Library/Spelling folder. However, I have not managed to find ...
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Should the S be a capital letter in the iPhone S series?

For the iPhone S series, should the S next to the number be a capital letter or not? (iPhone 6s or iPhone 6S.)
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iOS's Spelling Predictive Analysis - for bilingual writers?

I love my iPhone 6 :) But I'm fully bilingual in Spanish and in English, and about 50% of my emails are in each language. Here's the problem. While my iPhone is in English, every time I write an email ...
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How to change spelling library in Mac OS X with a shortcut?

Since I'm a Hungarian, but I learn and work in English, I switch the spelling settings in System Preferences approximately 50 times a day, because I'm constantly working with both languages. Is there ...
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Where can I see all the learned/ignored spelling in Pages 5.5?

I've added some words that are not in the standard Apple dictionary in Pages 5.5 via the 'learn'/'ignore spelling' function. Is there any way where I can see a comprehensive list of the words that I ...
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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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Shortcut to accept top spelling suggestion of the last word

Say I'm typing into a document and I make a typo. I've got to the end of the misspelled word and it has a red line of dots under it. I right click and choose the top suggestion (which is nearly always ...
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No suggestion for misspelled added words

I've added a word to the Mac dictionary. When I spell it correctly, I have no problem. If I misspell it, I don't get suggestion that includes my correct spelling. This happens even when my ...
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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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Configuring a Mac to use Oxford spelling

I cannot figure out now to make my Mac (OS X 10.8) use Oxford spelling in its spell checker (note I am being absolutely precise in the use of that term)! For example, I want to be able to write "...
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Where are the system spellchecking dictionaries?

I would like to use the spellchecking dictionaries bundled with OS X from the command line (hunspell), but can't seem to find them. In /System/Library/Spelling there are only 2 files pl_PL.{aff,dic}, ...
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Hotkey switching between spelling dictionaries

I'm often using 4 languages for writing texts. Now, each time switching languages with: ⌘+: and changing the language in the popup Is possible somewhat /applescript, shell-script, anyhow :)/ ...
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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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Edit System Dictionary on Mac OS 10.8

So, I think I've found a misspelled word in the Mac OS 10.8 dictionary. This is not a word that I've added. I double checked in \Library\Spelling and don't have it added to any user dictionaries. ...
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Can the iPad support multiple Regional Settings simultaneously?

I need spell-checking in different languages such as English, German and Norwegian. I currently have only German spell-checking and it is quite irritating that it messes up with other languages' words....
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How can I change the language for automatic spelling correction?

I set my input source to be US English. And the flag showing on the taskbar is also an American flag. But whenever I type something in Mail.app or Notes.app the spell check still corrects my spelling ...
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Choosing Dictionary.app spelling language

I'm Venezuelan, so my native language is Spanish. But I have my MacMini and my MacBook in English because that's the way I like to work, it's better for my (and my job). Usually, when I access ...
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Add text substitution for all words ending with certain letters

I’d like to have automatic spelling correction in MAC OSX 10.7 for all words ending with certain letter sequences. It would help me a lot in my typing if all words ending with "...ao” were substituted ...
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How can I invert spelling proposals on iOS?

Is there a way to invert the behavior of the spelling proposal ? By "invert" I mean : Don't change what I have typed if I don't do anything special AND Select the proposal if I tap on it
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How do I make my iOS devices use British/Australian/Commonwealth spelling?

I have the keyboard set to "British" and my locale is Australia, but neither of these seem to affect the spelling suggestions.
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UK spelling dictionary - teach OS X *all* -ize spellings

The British spelling dictionary in OS X is customized to UK spellings, a very useful feature. However, the designers have made the unfortunate choice of only listing -ise endings for words such as ...