How To Spell Check Your Documents On a Mac

Spell checking on a Mac uses a simple set of controls that are the same for all Apple apps like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, TextEdit, Mail, Messages and Safari. You can have suspected mispellings corrected automatically, or simply underlined for later review, You can review each mispelling with a keyboard shortcut, or bring up a control panel where you can ignore or learn new words. If you need to, you can edit the list of learned words directly.

Comments: 7 Responses to “How To Spell Check Your Documents On a Mac”

    Carlos Rivera
    3 months ago

    Excellent tutorial! I have many documents that contain both English and Spanish text. If I set language to English the ones in Spanish are highlighted as misspelled. Is there a way to set a Page document to ‘multilingual’ so that all text regardless of the language used are spell checked?

    3 months ago

    Carlos: Set it to “Automatic By Language” and it should work.

    Carlos Rivera
    3 months ago

    That’s exactly how I have it set up and I would have assumed the same But no, if I open the document it’ll show me the Spanish words as being misspelled.

    3 months ago

    Carlos: Are the English and Spanish words mixed in the same paragraph?

    Carlos Rivera
    3 months ago

    Yes. In the one file I was looking at. I just tired a test of creating a new document with one paragraph in English and another in Spanish and sure enough it did spell check correctly.

    Rod Magner
    3 months ago

    I cannot locate the “Library.” My list of availables under the GO in finder is identical to yours with the exception of “Library”.

    3 months ago

    Rod: Watch very carefully at 5:37. “Choose Go, and hold the Option key down…”

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