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WProofreader meets standards of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), in particular:

Thus, all web application users, regardless of the limitations they might be facing, can access the main WProofreader features via a keyboard only, thus interacting with it can be more effective and easier. 

Below is an overview of the keyboard commands you can use to proofread your texts, navigate between the spelling and grammar suggestions, add words to a personal user dictionary, and customize WProofreader settings. 

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Your Text While You Type

your text while you type

As you type your text in a web app with integrated WProofreader, it tries to suggest grammar and spelling suggestions for you on-the-fly and shows the number of discovered issues in the badge in the lower-right part of the editor screen. If no spelling issues are found, the badge shows the tick sign inside. 

Number of issues found is displayed in badge

Use the commands in the table below to navigate between the underlined issues found.

Keyboard CommandcommandDescription
TabMove between the screen elements. The selected element is highlighted.
Shift + TabReturn to the previous element.


More WProofreader Features

more features

The badge in the lower-right part of the editable area shows the number of errors on page and allows to access more options: 

  • proofread your text in a dialog, 
  • change WProofreader options,
  • add words to a user dictionary, 
  • ignore spelling or grammar suggestions. 

To access more commands and WProofreader dialog in As You Type mode, navigate to the badge using Tab and then press Enter or Space.

Badge menu. Settings button is highlighted

Use the commands in table below to access more WProofreader options.

Keyboard CommandcommandDescription
Left/Right  arrow keyMove between the menu items.

Select the Turn the WProofreader off/ Settings / Proofread in dialog mode.


Exit the menu.

Proofreading in a



Use the commands in table below to proofread your text, namely, view and accept or reject the grammar and spelling suggestions, and add words to a personal dictionary.

Keyboard CommandcommandDescription
TabMove between the underlined words in the proofreading mode. The selected element is highlighted.
Shift + TabReturn to previous underlined element.

To accept or reject the corrections for discovered spelling or grammar errors, use the keyboard buttons described in table below.

Keyboard CommandcommandDescription
Up/Down arrow key

Navigate inside the Spelling and Grammar suggestions area.

Right/Left arrow key

Expand the full list of suggestions. Hide the list of suggestions.

EnterAccept the suggestion.

When a spelling issue is active, and you use Up or Down arrow keys, you can navigate to Dictionary and Ignore buttons and add a word to a personal dictionary or ignore the issue respectively.


WProofreader Settings 


You can access and change WProofreader settings in the Settings dialog.

WProofreader Settings dialog, Options tab is selected

To change WProofreader options, use the commands in table below. 




Move continuously across the Options dialog groups. 


Open the menu group.

To change the options of the selected group, use the commands in table below. 

Keyboard CommandcommandDescription

Switch through the options.


Select or deselect the desired option. Remember to focus on the option before selecting or deselecting it.

Selecting an option 

Selecting the

Desired Language

desired language for



To specify the currently used language for proofreading (spelling and grammar check): 

  1. Press the Tab key until the Languages section is selected. Then press Enter and again Tab.
  2. Use the Up/Down keys to navigate to the desired language and then press Enter to select the language and save the changes. 

Working with

Personal User Dictionaries 

personal user dictionaries 

To customize personal user dictionaries features, navigate to Dictionaries settings area. 

Dictionaries tab options

Here you can create a new dictionary or connect an already existing one, and also add or remove the words from the dictionaries.

To create a new personal user dictionary or connect to the already existing one: 

  1. In WProofreader Settings dialog, repeatedly press the Tab button until the Dictionaries section is highlighted.
  2. Press Enter to select the desired option and Tab to move between the elements of the Dictionaries area.

To add a new word to a personal user dictionary: 

  1. In the Enter a new word area, type the desired word.
  2. Press Tab to move the focus to Add new word button and press Enter

To edit the list of already existing words in a dictionary: 

  • Press Up/Down arrow keys to navigate to the desired words, select the desired word. 

To delete a word from the dictionary: 

  • Select the desired word and click ‘x’ sign near the word. 

Viewing information about the current version of WProofreader

To see the information about the version of WProofreader you are currently using, navigate to the About area of the Settings dialog.