Writer provides a spelling checker, which can be used in two ways.
Here are some more features of the spelling checker:
- You can right-click on a word with a wavy underline, to open a context menu. If you select from the suggested words on the menu, the selection will replace the misspelled word in your text.
- You can change the dictionary language (for example, to Spanish, French or German) on the Spelling dialog box.
- You can add a word to the dictionary. Click Add in the Spelling dialog box and pick the dictionary to add it to.
- The Options dialog of the Spelling tool has a number of different options, such as whether to check uppercase words and words with numbers. It also allows you to manage custom dictionaries; that is, add or delete dictionaries, and add or delete words in a dictionary.
Writer does not include a grammar checker, but you can install an extension such as Language Tool and access it from Tools > Spelling and Grammar. (See Chapter 17 for more about installing extensions.) Language Tool adds a new menu item and submenu to the Tools menu, from which you can configure the tool and check or recheck the document.
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