Pages spell-checker?

nicoleasks

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 30, 2011
24
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Little help?!

The spell-check was working fine before today, but today it isn't working at all - not the "check spelling while typing" function (yes, it IS selected under Edit > Spelling), and not even the spellcheck window: it opens fine, but it doesn't recognize any errors when there definitely are some.

Did I inadvertently change my settings or something? What's wrong?

Thanks for your help!!
 

finalcutproFCP

macrumors newbie
Apr 5, 2010
6
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The same thing happened to me. I was working an a very important document that had to be done by the next day so I was forced to use word. Then the next day without thinking I opened up pages and BOOM, it works.

I have no idea what happened
 

nicoleasks

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 30, 2011
24
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Yeah, mine started working again last night.

Does anyone know why this happened, so we can avoid it in the future (if possible)??
 

PeggyD

macrumors 6502a
Jan 9, 2007
637
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Covington, WA, USA
The most common cause for spell checking to stop working is corrupt preferences. Go to HD > Users > (your account) > Library > Preferences, delete the com.apple.iwork.pages.plist & restart Pages. If you're using Lion, hold down the Option key in Finder while clicking the Go menu to reveal your user library.

Another cause that affects users not using US/North American English is setting the language for the paragraph style in the text inspector > More > Language. By default it is set to "English" which is "US English."
 

nicoleasks

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 30, 2011
24
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Thanks, Peggy. Will deleting the preferences also delete all my auto-correction words?
 
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