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How to | Spell Check a Notebook
Mathematica's built-in spell checker includes the ability to customize spelling dictionaries both permanently and for individual notebooks.
This is a selection of examples from the complete "How to" screencast. »
Here is an example of a cell with some text that has some misspelled words:
To check the spelling of your notebook, select the EditCheck Spelling menu item or use the keyboard shortcut that is indicated in the menu:
Upon running the spell check, Mathematica detects the words that were misspelled and provides suggestions. Click Replace to correct the misspelled word and continue moving through the spell check:
If you use a word that is not part of the standard dictionary that Mathematica uses, you can click Add Word and that word will no longer be flagged as misspelled.
You can also customize the spell checking options by clicking the Options button: