Announcement: Upgrade to macOS Mojave

With features like Dark Mode, Stacks, and four new built-in apps, macOS Mojave helps you get more out of every click. 
Find out how to upgrade to macOS Mojave > https://support.apple.com/macos/mojave

Looks like no one’s replied in a while. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

Question:

Question: Why is my spell checking allowing mistakes?

Like these:

1) DO YOU SPOEND TOO MUCH?

2) ti instead of to

3) don;t instead of don’t


I had this with Mountain Lion and now with El Capitan.

Posted on

Reply

Page content loaded

Nov 16, 2017 8:52 AM in response to tony gardino In response to tony gardino

Hello tony gardino,

After reviewing your post, it sounds like autocorrection may not be correcting spelling or grammar mistakes. It could be that the setting for this is disabled. I would recommend you read this article and use it to help troubleshoot the issue.


Turn off autocorrection

  • For a specific app: In the app, choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically (it’s off when a checkmark isn’t shown).

  • For all apps: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, click Text, then deselect the “Correct spelling automatically” checkbox.

macOS Sierra: Check spelling and grammar


Thank you for using Apple Support Communities. Have a nice day.

Nov 16, 2017 8:52 AM

Reply Helpful
User profile for user: tony gardino

Question: Why is my spell checking allowing mistakes?