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hppa3557 Level 1 (0 points)

im finding that the spellcheck on pages isn't picking up any of my spelling mistakes, the auto complete function is working but if i were to accidentally type 'thhis, it does not pick up on it... does anyone know how to fix this?

i have enabled the spellcheck function in the tools section and re installed the app but it is still not working, can anyone help me?

kind regards

  • BuckHouse Level 1 (0 points)
    I am experiencing the same issue: autorcorrect works, but miss-spelled words are not underlined in red. Spell check works ok in other apps, eg notes. Spell check enabled for pages on iPad.
  • Windspeed Level 1 (0 points)
    The exact issue that I wanted to raise...!

    On mine it highlights the mistake, after clicking on the suggested correction only the wrongly spelled word is take as correct!
  • Caboz Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here...

    And if I need to change the language that I'm writing in I must change the interface language NOT GOOD...

    Message was edited by: Caboz
  • AmericanBAMBAM Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the exact same problem. Auto spell checker is not working at all. I don't think I can write a 15 page paper without it telling me where I am making mistakes. Can anyone please help?
  • andrewfromwilmslow Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the exact same problem with all of the iWork apps on my iPad! Very frustrating!!!! What is the point of these apps if you can't spell check what you have done??? Come on Apple pull your finger out and get it sorted!!!!!!

  • Windspeed Level 1 (0 points)

    Still no expert advice here, its an urgent user based issue which has wide implications!

  • Al-London Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem for me - and no response anywhere

  • hppa3557 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok guys, really the only solution i can find is to copy and paste anything you want to spellcheck into another application that supports formatting ( if you have a lot) such as notebooks, or just into the notes app that comes with the device... other than that i cant find anything else that can be done

  • Windspeed Level 1 (0 points)

    How easy is that with docs that contain 100s of pages...


    Think now about doc that have two or worse three interface languages...


    Whats the point of having a Mac and migrating docs to utilize your transportation time using it on the go on your iPad...

  • Windspeed Level 1 (0 points)

    Let me ask it this way, is there an other alternative that is reliable for spellchecking (hopefully for few languages), as well as able to edit text based documents.


    Most importantly, I want those text based documents look the exact same on my iPad fit into the screen. This without jumping lines or sections or turning numbers or foreign languages into, something that is way too much enigma. I just need it the same way as they looked on my Mac / Netbook and the ability to edit text and style of doc!


    I got my iPad to do some serious stuff, but for some reason havent got there yet even with such basic requirements...

  • Al-London Level 1 (0 points)

    The solution is for APPLE to fix the broken software.


    The issue here is that we have a documented feature that isn't working.  The way it should work is

    Check spelling:

    1. Tap Tools button in the toolbar, and then tap Settings.
    2. Slide Check Spelling to ON.

    Misspelled words in your document are underlined in red. In many cases, Pages can suggest an alternative spelling. To learn more, see “Look up a word,” below.


    Look up a word:

    1. Double-tap the word you want to look up.
    2. Tap More, and then do one of the following:

    Tap Definition to learn the meaning of the word.

    Tap Replace to see suggested spellings, and then tap the spelling you want to use.


    On my iPad 2 (same it seems as everyone who posted on this) the Definition works but the Spelling doesn't


    COME ON APPLE - Step up to the mark, admit you have a fault and fix it !!  In any case stop advertising Pages for the iPad as "...the most powerful word processor ever made for a mobile device."  The way it works right now the word processor on my old Compaq iPaq was much more poweful.....

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (76,380 points)

    Al-London wrote:





    Make sure you also post your request in the channel where Apple looks first for such reports:


  • Windspeed Level 1 (0 points)

    Can someone, please tell me how do you process all your documents that you have on your Mac / Windows on your iPad? I mean do you get into doing serious work with your iPad on the road at all!


    I know many people who get it for their work in law / finance, business but most just use it as a leisure device. Coz, you cant even process / correct / add anything in an optimal way. Also, the same documents on iPad just looks too different compared to how you can see it on a Mac. Is this only me, or are you guys also experiencing this? 


    I am now really wondering, are you all guys using your iPad for fun only and not for serious stuff!

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (76,380 points)

    The inability to add fonts and keyboards or download random apps from the internet makes the iPad unsuitable for the kinds of things I personally would consider "serious stuff".  The closed nature and limited capabilities of iOS and its apps mean that for a great many people's needs it cannot replace a laptop/desktop (and isn't intended to).

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