Spell Checking

Spell Checking

The Spell Checking... command can be invoked 2 ways:

  • By selecting Tools->Spellcheck->Spelling... from the menubar

  • By clicking on the toolbar.

Spell checking your document is controlled through a dialog box.

In this example, the misspelled word KWord found, was youve. The currently suggested replacement word is listed in the text box labeled Replacement. In the list box labeled Suggestion is a list of words the spelling program has determined as possible correct spellings.

There is a progress bar below the list of suggestions which tells you how much of the document has been spell checked. In this example, that is 30 percent.

From here you have eight options:


Replaces the current word with the suggested word. Only replaces this occurrence.

Replace All

Replaces all occurrences of the current word with the suggested word through the entire document.


Do not make any changes to this occurrence. Ask again if this word appears further down in the document.

Ignore All

Do not make any changes to this or any other occurrence of this word. Do not ask about this word again.


Add the current word to the dictionary.


Keep the current changes, but stop any further checking.


Stop spell checking.


Loads a help file for the spell checker.

When the entire document has been checked, KWord will return the cursor to the same spot in the document that the spell checking was begun.


If the document does not have any spelling errors, KWord does not show a dialog box. When spell checking is started, it will proceed to check all of the document against the dictionary, and then exit the spell check dialog box. With short documents, you may miss the dialog box. KWord has spell checked the document!

There are several options for configuring the spelling application used. For more details, please see the section entitled Configure Spelling.

Automatically mark misspelled words

KWord can check the spelling of your document as you edit it. It will underline in red any word which it can not find in the dictionary. This behavior can be turned on and off by the user. See the section entitled Configure Spelling for more information.

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