Sometimes it is easy to miss a spelling error in TeX. Which PDF/DVI editors let you a second check? Many allow you to spell check the input field in a form. I want the main document to be checked.

And does any reader detect homonyms? As in flagging there/their/they're.

A MAC solution is provided below, a Windows port was not found. A paid version is this.


Skim, IMHO the best PDF viewer for Mac, has this feature.


Don't know of any. As PDF/DVI output is in principle unchangeable, there's no need of spell-correcting it. You should use spelling correction in your source editor.

  • Sorry, Skim has, as Daniel said in his answer. But I don't see much use in checking the output instead of the source... – NVaughan Jun 2 '12 at 15:13
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    You can use synchronization to jump to the right line in the TeX document. – egreg Jun 2 '12 at 15:46
  • If you use Skim, you're probably also using TeXWorks (or TextMate, or...), which uses the same Cocoa spell-checking engine. – NVaughan Jun 2 '12 at 16:23
  • No, TeXworks can't use the Cocoa engine. – egreg Jun 2 '12 at 16:25
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    @NVaughan: when one spellchecks the source directly, all the *TeX commands rather muddy the waters. The text that should be spellchecked is usually exactly the text that appears in the output, so spellchecking there is more natural/convenient in some ways. – Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine Jun 2 '12 at 16:59

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