#2 Problems installing


I am a mac user however have to use a PC for work. I also rely on spell check and search high and low for ways to add spell check to as many programs as possible. I was really excited when I found your plugin to notepad++ however I haven't been able to get it to work. I was able to install aspell and can use it manual but as soon as I add your dll to the plugin folder i get errors when I try to open notepad++. I have attached the errors and hope that you can help me out.

Thank you


  • Anonymous

  • Karim Sharif
    Karim Sharif


    Thanks for the support. I to have many Mac's around the house and wrote the plug-in for much the same reason you were searching for it.

    Unfortunately, I haven't had the spare time to investing in polishing it off with a nice install and configuration script, so one has to do it manually. I realise this is somewhat unintuitive, however please remember this plug-in is still in beta

    I've tested the plug-in with Windows 7 (both 32 & 64 bit) and Windows XP (32 bit) so it really should work unless your trying to use Win 95 ;-)

    Sounds like you have it most of the way installed, the only additional step you need to take, to prevent Notepad++ from complaining, is to add your Aspell/bin directory to your %PATH% variable.

    How to update your path variable:

    Setting Path on Windows
    For Windows XP:

    1. Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced
    2. Click on Environment Variables, under System Variables, find PATH, and click on it.
    3. In the Edit windows, modify PATH by adding the fowllowing to the end of the line
    ;c:\program files\aspell\bin
    4. Close the window.

    For Windows Vista:

    1. Right click “My Computer” icon
    2. Choose “Properties” from context menu
    3. Click “Advanced” tab (“Advanced system settings” link in Vista)
    4. In the Edit windows, modify PATH by adding the fowllowing to the end of the line
    ;c:\program files\aspell\bin
    5. Close the window.

  • Karim Sharif
    Karim Sharif

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  • Anonymous

    As soon as I posted this I found the other post about adding the info to the Path variable which I did so my path now looks like this.. however it still doesn't seem to be working properly. any yes my Aspell folder is a capital A.

    C:\Users\usmunsonj>echo %Path%
    C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\;C:\Program File
    s\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\syswow64;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\ ;C:\Program Files (x86)\Aspell\bin


  • Anonymous

    it looks like i had a space at the end of my path value once I removed that it started working. Nicely done

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  • I would like to complete the comment of ksharif how to edit the PATH variable in Win 7:

    1. Right click "My Computer" icon
    2. Choose “Properties” from context menu
    3. Click "Advanced system settings" link
    4. In tab Advanced choose Environment Variables and Edit in the User variables the PATH variable. Value (in my case, 64bit): C:\Program Files (x86)\Aspell\bin
    5. Close and save