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Description minor spell checking mode
Author Manuel Serrano
Maintainer FSF
Part of Emacs yes

flyspell-mode is a minor mode performing on-the-fly spelling checking. This spawns a single Ispell process and checks each word. The default flyspell behavior is to highlight incorrect words.

Basic setup

(require 'flyspell)
(flyspell-mode +1)

Helpful keybindings

[M-$] (or M-x ispell-word)
correct a word using ispell
M-x flyspell-auto-correct-word
automatically corrects the current word
M-x flyspell-auto-correct-previous-word
automatically corrects the previous word
M-x flyspell-correct-word
display a popup with correct word suggestions
M-x flyspell-region
runs flyspell on the selected region
M-x flyspell-buffer
runs flyspell on the current buffer

Common Customization

See Also

Tutorial Pages