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{spelling} is for questions addressing issues related to the application programs that flag words in a document that may be spelled incorrectly.

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Grammar-checking tool for use with LaTeX?

I am looking for a grammar-checking tool, i.e., something that checks for mistakes such as "two dog" or "a books". It has to work on Linux (Ubuntu). Also, since I use macros to generate some of the ...
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Spell checking LaTeX documents

What's the best strategy for spell checking LaTeX documents?
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Is there a spell check package for LaTeX?

I normally use my gedit spell check extension for the task, but wouldn't it be much better if you could fix any typos or otherwise during compilation time, in a sort of interactive mode?
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Dictionary for TeXstudio: “No dictionary Available”

I have trouble spell checking my document in TeXstudio. When I press spellcheck, I get the error No dictionary Available. Am I supposed to install a dictionary separately? How? Any suggestion?
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How to add Spell Checker to TeXworks on Windows

I installed TeXworks and I was trying to install a spell checker but I couldn't. I installed OpenOffice but nothing changed, the combo-box of spell checkers in TeXworks is empty. I am working on ...
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Workflow for reviewing PDFs generated from TeX?

I am currently letting friends and family spellcheck my thesis written with LaTeX. Since my markup is macro-heavy and not all of them have ever used another editor but MS Word, I cannot let them work ...
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Add word to TexMaker dictionary?

How can I add a word to the dictionary of TexMaker? I cannot see any options for this in the software.
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TeXworks: How to add a word to the spell checker dictionary?

I use TeXworks to write my documents. The spell checker tool works nice, but I'd like to add some words to the dictionary, but I can't find a function for that. So how can I do that?
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How to perform advanced spell checking of latex documents?

I'm looking for a way to integrate something like After the Deadline or a similarly sophisticated spell checking tool into writing LaTeX documents. I don't mind it hitting the network each time. I ...
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Hyphenating words with archaic spellings

I often work with texts from the 17- to 1800s that (in addition to now obsolete words) contain familiar words in slightly different spelling. The language of these texts, and of the ones I'm writing, ...
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Remove all math for spelling and grammar checking

I'm compiling a LaTeX file to pdf and then I use a pdf to text converter to convert the file to plain text. I then use LanguageTool to do grammar checking on that plain text file. The LaTeX source has ...
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aspell - how to ignore references inside \citep{} and \citet{} references

I'm using aspell --version International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Aspell 0.60.6) to verify my tex files with the command: aspell -d pt_PT --dont-tex-check-comments -c file0.tex The problem ...
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Make spellchecker ignore contents of certain commands in TexMaker

Some commands in LaTeX almost never contain meaningful words. Some prime examples are: \label \ref \includegraphics \input \cite In TexMaker, however, all words are included in the spellcheck, ...
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How can I make AUCTeX spell check in the language specified by babel and csquotes macros?

It is possible to make AUCTeX load the spelling dictionary of the language which babel is loaded with. One further convenience would be for it to appropriately react to changes of language within a ...
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Spelling check for Texmaker

I have trouble spell checking my document in Texmaker. When I press spellcheck, I get the error No dictionary Available. I really read every thing to fix this problem but it is not clear for me ...
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How can I make AUCTeX use the spelling dictionary in the same language as babel is loaded with?

Is it possible to setup AUCTeX so that it loads the spelling dictionary in the same language as the language used by babel? For example, is it possible to load the Danish ispell dictionary when a ...
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Configuring Vim to only check spelling in text regions

Is there a way to configure Vim so that it only checks spelling in the text regions of TeX files?
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How to turn on flyspell mode with AUCTeX?

I'm using flyspell mode, but unfortunatly I have to M-x flyspell-mode in each AUCTeX buffer. Somehow (add-hook 'LaTeX-mode-hook 'flyspell-mode) doesn't work for me. What is the correct flyspell-hook ...
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Spelling mistake detector for LaTeX/PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spell checking LaTeX documents I have a LaTeX file which I use to generate a PDF. Is there any tool which I can use to detect spelling mistakes, either directly in the .tex ...
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Skip spelling in Emacs for the content of a user macro

In Emacs, in order to skip spelling for the arguments of a user macro, one appends an entry to the ispell-tex-skip-alists variable. For example, to skip parsing the argument of \mycommad, one adds ...
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How to get TeXShop to ignore LaTeX commands when spell checking

TeXShop is showing a spelling error (red dashed underline) for almost every LaTeX command. There must be a way to disable this so I can only check the spelling of my content. Example screenshot:
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How can I install Kile 2.1.0 spellcheck libraries other than English?

I need a french dictionary. At least, it would be nice to have any information on the location where kile stores its spell-checking dictionaries.
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In vim: How to enable spellchecking of text only and exclude listings

How can I set up vim in such a manner, that it spellchecks only the text portion of my file? I write a lot of reports that include code listings, which I would like to exclude from the spellchecking. ...
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How to set up spell-checking with vim?

I'm using vim to write my thesis. It's a multi-document project, with most tex files in subdirectories from the master-document. I've set up a couple of \newcommands to replace the use of \section*{} ...
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flyspell, emacs and aspell seem to diverge

I'm using the following configuration for aspell in my .emacs file (setq ispell-program-name "/opt/local/bin/aspell") (setq ispell-list-command "list") (setq ispell-extra-args '("--dont-tex-check-...
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Problems with TexStudio 2.7 spell checker

I'm working with TexStudio 2.7, and trying to get the spell checker to work. I've tried downloading a new dictionary (as in here), as well as modifying the .aff file (as suggested here), but this ...
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Vim-Latex spell checking : ignore comment regions

I'm using the Vim-Latex environment for writing french documents. The problem is that when I comment a line containing a command, the spell checking tool highlights the command as a spelling mistake. ...
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How can I make AUCTeX use the spelling dictionary in the same language as polyglossia is loaded with?

Is it possible to setup AUCTeX so that it loads the spelling dictionary in the same language as the language used by polyglossia? For example, is it possible to load the Danish ispell dictionary when ...
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TexStudio: Enable spellchecking in user-defined commands

I am trying to find a way to enable spell-check in cases such as: \remark[I don't understend this]{$2+5=7$} I found something that might look as an answer but it sadly does not work ... In '...
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How to add dictionary in texstudio? [duplicate]

I am newbie to both latex and Ubuntu-linux 14.04. I already installed texlive and texstudio for latex environment. Everything works fine. When I am trying to use spell check option it is giving error ...
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How to add another dictionary in LaTeX/TeXnicCenter?

In the options menu in TexnicCenter you can go to the tab Spelling. There is the option to download a dictionary. I did that, but I still cannot choose this dictionary as default language. How can I ...
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Turn off Vim spellcheck in custom region

I have the following definitions in a .tex file preamble: \newcommand{\beq}{\begin{eqnarray}} \newcommand{\eeq}{\end{eqnarray}} If I then use \beq and \eeq to define an equation array region, spell ...
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Ignoring arguments of label, ref etc. for spell checking in TeXnicCenter

It is well-known that the argument of certain commands (label, ref, cite are typical examples) almost never make any sense in LaTeX, and should be hence avoided when spell checking is performed. I ...
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How to configure the dictionary-path for TeXworks @ TeX Live portable?

I want to use spell-checking with TeXworks under TeXlive (portable) under Windows XP. Is it possible to use the dictionaries of Mozilla, e.g. en-GB.aff and en-GB.dic? Where do I place the ...
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How to Spell-Check LaTeX in multiple languages / language variants

I am writing a PhD Thesis / Dissertation and would like to be able to spell-check the thing. The problem is that I'm required to write it in UK English, while many of my quotations are written in US ...
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Checking a huge mathematical document with aspell

(This question was originally posted on stackoverflow, but the audience there recommended to move this post here.) I want to check the spelling in a huge mathematical document written in LaTeX. This ...
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TeXworks: How to store spell checker settings?

I'm using TeXworks to write my documents. TeXworks provides the ability to spell check the document, chosing a specific language (english, german or french in my case). But I noticed that every time ...
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texstudio spell checking

I encounter problems with spell checking with my texstudio. I've looked at some of the questions and answers in this website. I followed some of the instructions provided in the answers but still does ...
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Spell-checking and Kile

I have been using texmaker for a long time and I decided to give Kile a try. When I miss-spell a word in Texmaker the spell-checker marks it red and right-clicking on the word shows me possible ...
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How to disable spell checking or equivalent features in TeXmaker/TeXstudio?

The spell checker is really good when I type English words. However I am a Chinese user and it always annoys me when I type Chinese words since they are treated as misspelled. So how can I disable ...
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aspell - special characters and math mode

1) How can I make aspell cope with words containing special characters like F\"orster or \AA ngstrom? I can't simply add these to the dictionary. 2) How can I make aspell skip math mode? For example, ...
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How to disable hyphenation in lualatex?

I am using the mechanism outlined in this answer to generate a text-only version of a fairly complex document for spell-checking. This is my first attempt to use lualatex, so this might be littered ...
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Editor with a TeX-aware spellchecker

Is there around a TeX editor with a spellchecker that recognizes and handles properly TeX commands? For instance, I'd like it to underline with a red wavy line if I write "ntheorem" in my text, but ...
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Tex2Word plugin for Microsoft Word

Is there any TeX to Word plugin to be added for free in Microsoft Word? The main reason behind this is that I want to use the easy to use grammar checker of Microsoft Word after writing my article in ...
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Spell checking considering latex umlauts in .tex files

To make it short. My problem is this: content of .tex file Priorit"at is a german noun and means priority. compare: \"a or {\"a} it results in Priorität is a german noun and means priority. My ...
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Language and spell check

How can I declare a language on Latex and have a grammar/spell check on the text? I would like to have highlighted the words that are not recognized by the system for the given language (English). ...
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TeXStudio: Add new word to dictionary via button

I installed a new Dutch dictionary from the Open Office website in my 'dictionaries' file. Spelling checks work perfectly in TeXStudio, but now, I'd like to add new words to the dictionary during the ...
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Is there a program similar to detex for windows

Detex strips a TeX file from its TeX commands to turn it into a plain *.txt file. Is there a detex program for Windows. I am looking for ways to use spell/grammar editing tools in Word or other ...
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What is the \name macro?

Is anyone familiar with the macro \name{}? The AucTeX configuration uses it to avoid spell-checking people names, but it does not seem to be defined. Is it just a mock macro, or it has some real ...
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Latin abbreviation management

It appears that some abbreviation inherited from Latin, e.g., i.e., have different inter-space prescription in different languages for different reasons (good and bad ones). No space space in English, ...