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Spell-Checker: Notepad++ Plugin For Adding Spell Check Functionality Share
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Notepad++ is an open-source text editor that offers a slew of basic and advanced text & source code editing features. Apart from supporting a number of programming languages, it includes a syntax highlighting feature, which enables application developers to easily detect and correct syntax errors in their source code files. It also supports third-party plugins that help users extend native source code editing functions. The application is mostly favored by developers, however, there are lots of plugins available for people who are not coders. Today, we have one such plugin, called Spell-Checker, that allows you to quickly correct spelling mistakes in plain text documents. The plugin supports multiple languages, including English, French, Spanish, Danish, German and more. Not only does it mark spelling errors, it also helps you fix spelling mistakes and lets you ignore selected or all errors. Moreover, you can add new custom words to its dictionary after reviewing all the suggested words for the misspelled word.

To install Spell Checker, open Plugin Manager from Plugins > Plugin Manager > Show Plugin Manager. In Available tab, look for Spell-Checker, select it and thenclick Install.

Plugin Manager

Once installed, navigate to Plugins –>Spell-Checker, and click the provided URL to download and install Full installer.exe, of required Precompiled dictionary.

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Once done, go to the Plugins menu again and click the Spell Checker option. You can also use the Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S hotkey combination to open the Spell Checker.

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The Spell Checker will start pointing out the errors one by one. As stated earlier, you can choose to replace the misspelled word with suggested word, add it to dictionary, or simply ignore the error.

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Spell-Checker is an open source plugin that works with all versions of Notepad++. Testing was done on Notepad++ 6.1.3.

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