For the first time I have used the Edit > Check Spelling feature on Texmaker to extensively check a large document. During the process, I have clicked the Always ignore button for some words. Now, those words are as if in the dictionary and are not properly checked for spelling. Here is an example:

Texmaker spell check.

The rel and res words are not correct and should be red underlined. Texmaker must have added those words to some file without my knowledge--I though the always ignore option was for that session only. I did this on a previous version of Texmaker on Mac OS Snow Leopard. I've reinstalled to the most recent version (4.0.2) and the problem persists.

I guess that the underlying TeX engine has nothing to do with this.

Anything to do with Hunspell?

How can I fix it?

  • Hi and a big welcome to TeX.SX! I'm not using Texmaker but in TexStudio (on Windows) when a word is "always ignored", it's automatically added to a particular file, named en_GB.ign (or whatever, according to your language). Check if this file is empty -- it should be in the \dictionaries folder in the Texmaker istallation root.
    – bersanri
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 12:09
  • Thanks. Texmaker does not have that folder on Mac OS nor find / -name "en_US.ign" (I was using the American dictionary) finds the file through the terminal.
    – dfernan
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 12:33

2 Answers 2


The "always ignored words" are stored in the Texmaker configuration file. "Options" -> "Settings file" -> "reset settings".

And, if you want to ignore a word for only one document, just use the "ignore" button and not the "always ignore" one.

  • Worked! Thanks for the heads up. Did not know about that configuration file. It sure eases copying Texmaker settings from one computer to another.
    – dfernan
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 14:12

Just have the same issue and study a bit on this interesting topic. I use texmaker version 5.0.4 Windows X64.

If the software was installed, find the place below:


If the software was portable version, find the texmaker.ini file in program folder.

On the line started with "Spell\Words", the ignored lists exist there.

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