spell checker

(redirected from Spell checking)
Also found in: Dictionary.

spell checker

A separate program or function within a word processing or other text entry program that tests for correctly spelled words. Spell checkers can test spelling on the fly as the user types, or they may be able to examine a marked block, entire document or group of documents. Advanced systems correct common typos and misspellings on the fly.

Spell checkers simply compare words to a dictionary of words, and the wrong use of a correctly spelled word such as "bear" and "bare" cannot be detected. See grammar checker.


References in periodicals archive ?
Highlights of the latest version include booking titles in advance to ensure availability of materials, automatic spell checking when adding records and renewing by barcode number.
Visio 2002 incorporates many of the features customers expect of Office family applications, such as personalized menus, spell checking, AutoCorrect, keyboard shortcuts, Answer Wizard Help and task panes from Office XP.
A THE spell-checking facility in Outlook Express relies on having the Microsoft Office 97 or 2000 spell checking components installed (so you must have Word, PowerPoint or something similar at the very least).
Windows CE includes so-called pocket versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel for functions such as data retrieval, spell checking, word processing and spreadsheets.
For those who aren't sure whether "misspelled" is spelled with one s or two, there's Spellin!, a program that performs spell checking for Lotus 1-2-3 and Symphony.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-27 February 2009-The Imaging Source and Keyoti announce collaboration on spell checking component(C)1994-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
The Imaging Source, the manufacturer of TX Text Control, and Keyoti Inc, a software component development company, announced on Thursday (26 February) a new co-operation for the development of a spell checking component.
New features include a Script Genie for automating actions, improved ease-of-use, integrated backup and restore functionality, e-mail, spell checking and more.