TeXworks is great, but it’s even better when you enable the in-built spellchecking. It was suggested that I post this step-by-step in the hopes that it helps anyone else trying to enable the en-GB dictionary for their spellchecker.
First, you’ll need to find a
.dic file and a
.aff file for download. These can be found anywhere, but I swiped mine from Mozilla’s Thunderbird Extensions library. I’ve rehosted it here for convenience.
If you choose to download from the Thunderbird Extensions library, follow these steps:
- Right-click on the British English link
- Save Link as
- Navigate to your downloads folder
- You will find a folder called spell-en-GB.xpi
- Change the file extension to .zip
Now that you have the zip file, locate your Texworks folder. It should be in
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name\ by default. Within this folder, create a folder called “dictionaries” and extract
en-GB.aff to it.
To enable the dictionary:
- Edit -> Preferences
- Set Spell-check language to British English
Now you have functional spellchecking inside your LaTeX editor.
Big thanks to A for the helpful tip.