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Misspelled words have no red lines?

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:34 pm
by icser
When I open the spell check dialog, only current misspelled word has a red dotted line. Other misspelled words are not marked. Have I unconsciously turned this feature off? Thanks!

Re: Misspelled words have no red lines?

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:18 am
by AmberV
It’s possible, there is a keyboard shortcut to toggle it that is kind of easy to accidentally hit if you move stuff to the trash with the keyboard a lot (at least on my layout): Cmd-\. Look for a checkmark in the Edit/Spelling and Grammar/Check Spelling While Typing menu command.

If that is already enabled though, you may have this bug.

Re: Misspelled words have no red lines?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:05 am
by Writerguy
It will not show misspellings if you are in page view. Hide/turn off page view and it will show the red lines again. This threw me off too and took me a while to figure it out. I'm not quite sure what the reasoning is for hiding spelling mistakes in page view, but that solved it for me.

Re: Misspelled words have no red lines?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:01 am
by AmberV
Hopefully they got the problem sorted out over the past five years. ;)

Meanwhile there is no reasoning behind what you see, that is the bug that I linked to. Not everyone sees what you do—I’ve never had spell check drop out on me, and I suspect most do not given how uncommon the reports are.