KWord can compare each word in your document to several commonly available dictionaries. It will offer you
the opportunity to change any words it believes are misspelled.
By default, if any text in the document is selected,
KWord only checks the spelling of currently selected text.
If you want to check the spelling of a
specific part of your document, simply select the text you want to check the
To check the entire document, leave all text in the document unsellected, and KWord will check
the entire document.
You can check the spelling of text 2 ways:
Spellchecking your document is controlled through a dialog
In this example, the misspelled word KWord found, was
. The currently suggested replacement word is listed in the text box labeled
. In the list box labeled
is a list of words
the spelling program has determined as possible correct spellings.
From here you have eight options:
Replaces the current word with the suggested word. Only replaces this
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.
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.
Loads a help file for the spellchecker.
When the entire document has been checked, KWord will return the cursor to the same spot
in the document that the spellchecking was begun.
If the document does not have any spelling errors, KWord does
not show a dialog box informing you there were no spelling errors.
When spellchecking is started, it
will proceed to check all of the document against the dictionary, and
if there are no spelling errors it will close the spellcheck dialog box. With short documents,
this may happen quickly. KWord has spellchecked the document!
There are several options for configuring the spelling application used.
For more details, please see the section entitled
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 cannot find in the dictionary. This behavior can be turned on and off by the user. By selecting
from the menubar you can toggle autospellchecking on and off.