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WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile allow you to use a spelling checker in your interfaces. The spelling checker is available in the window editor, in the page editor and in the report editor.
Until version 23, the spelling checker used is the one from OpenOffice.
From version 24, the spelling checker is integrated with WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile.
How to proceed?


The spelling checker detects the typos in the text entered in the different editors:
  • Text directly displayed in the editor (caption of a control for example).
  • Text entered in the description windows of the editor.
If you are using version 23 (or earlier), OpenOffice must be installed on the development computer. See How to install OpenOffice for more details.
From version 24, the spelling checker is integrated with WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile. The spelling checker is proposed by default in English and French. To use the additional languages, simply add the corresponding files to the desired Hunspell dictionaries in the directory "\Programs\Data\Dic".
These dictionaries can be easily found on Internet. These dictionaries include a ".dic" file and a ".aff" file with the same name that must be found at the same location. See Performing a spell check based on Hunspell dictionaries for more details.

Enabling/Disabling the spelling checker

To enable/disable the spelling checker:
  1. Display the general options of the environment ("Tools .. Options .. General options of WINDEV/WEBDEV/WINDEV Mobile").Display the general options of the environment: on the "Home" pane, in the "Environment" group, expand "Options" and select "General options of WINDEV/WEBDEV/WINDEV Mobile".
  2. In the "General" tab, check or uncheck "Disable the spelling checker".
  • The spelling checker can also be used in the code editor. See Checkers in the code editor for more details.
  • The spelling checker automatically stops if more than 50% of words are wrong. In this case, the checker considers that the language is not known or that it is a text containing references, proper names, and therefore that this text is not to be corrected.
  • From version 24, words added to the dictionary will be in the file "C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\PC SOFT\perso.dic".
Minimum version required
  • Version 14
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