Juri Strumpflohner
Juri Strumpflohner Juri is a full stack developer and tech lead with a special passion for the web and frontend development. He creates online videos for Egghead.io, writes articles on his blog and for tech magazines, speaks at conferences and holds training workshops. Juri is also a recognized Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies

Sublime Tip: Enable spell checking when you write Markdown

You write lots of documents in Markdown, maybe your blog or documentation? This is going to be a lifesaver!

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This is a huge lifesaver and I don't know how I couldn't come up with this before. Check out this post to learn how you can enable spell checking when writing Markdown documents with sublime.

Since I switched to Jekyll and GitHub Pages I’m writing all of my blogs posts in Markdown. Best thing I could do! Being a developer, I spend most of my time in my text editor which happens to be Sublime Text. Given its great plugin and packages ecosystem it obviously also has one for writing Markdown: MarkdownEditing.

MarkdownEditing not only allows you to quickly navigate through the document structure (ideal for large ones)

..but it also even does in-line highlighting (even your code) while you write

But there’s one thing that puzzled me: no spell checking. Or is there one??

Spell checking in action

Gosh!!

Here’s how you activate it.

How to enable spell checking in sublime

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You basically have to open a Markdown document, then go to Preferences > Settings - More > Syntax specific - user. Add

{
    "spell_check": true
}

That was easy, wasn’t it? Can’t believe I didn’t find this before!


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