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Spell checker question for Windows 7 Professional


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#1 harkcomp

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:44 PM

I just started using my the WordPad and Notepad features on my computer and notice that I cannot find a spell checker feature for either one of these.

Am I just not looking in the right location for it? Is it in a toolbar that I may have turned off for some reason? I have clicked on every icon on the pages for these and none are for the spell checker.

Thanks for your help!

 

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

Spell check is not part of the Windows OS. It's part of other components like Email applications, and or Office applications. If you don't have those you'll need to download a spell check dictionary. Two candidates are listed in the link below.

See this MS Forum thread: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/need-a-spell-checker-in-windows-7/980f7a58-da3a-40a8-a002-d1d6117963ea

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:22 PM

Thanks for your help. I clicked on the forum thread and found suggestions to just download a good free alternative to Micorsoft Office. They suggested Open Office, Apache Open Office, and Libre Office. However, I Googled "Best Free Office downloads for 2014 and Kingsoft Office came up as being rated #1. 

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:57 AM

I've never used Kingsoft. I have used various flavors of Microsoft Office, OpenOffice and currently use LibreOffice. Since all but Microsoft are free. Try them and see what works best for you.

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