Easy way to correct spelling errors

Amazon is now an Authorized Apple Reseller!. Current models, older models, refurbished models-- check it out.
Use this link (note: sales via this link may generate a commission to Christian Boyce, from Amazon.


Most Mac programs mark misspelled words with a dotted red underline, like this:

squiggly red line

If you hold the Control key down and click on a dotted-red-underline word, you’ll get a contextual menu, like so:

contextual menu

You’ll see possible corrections at the top of the menu. Choose the one you want and you’re done. This is a million times easier than running the spelling checker.

Bonus: if the word you’ve misspelled is plural, the choices are plural too. Look:

plural mistake

Control-clicking on that misspelled word produces this menu:

plural corrections

Pretty neat.

This works in Word, Pages, Mail, and just about everywhere else. Try it!

Did this article help you?

Maybe you'd like to contribute to the
Christian Boyce coffee fund.

Want some longer how-tos?
Visit me at christianboyce.com.

Looking for quick tips about iPhones?
See my iPhone In a Minute website.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: