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Lesson 4. Importing and Editing Text > Checking Spelling of a story

Checking Spelling of a story

InDesign includes a utility much like those used in word processing programs for checking spelling. You can check the spelling in selected text, an entire story, all stories in a document, or all stories in several open documents at once. When you Check Spelling, InDesign uses the dictionary for the languages you assigned to the text in your document.

1.
On page 1, click the cursor before the word “This” in the first paragraph. Choose Edit > Spelling > Check Spelling to open the Check Spelling dialog box.

2.
From the Search menu, choose Document to check the spelling in the entire newsletter document.

3.
Click Start to find the first misspelled word in the document. The word “TravelNEws” will appear in the Not In Dictionary field.

4.
Note the choices offered in the Suggested Corrections list. If you wanted to replace the word, you’d select an alternate spelling from this list or simply type the corrected spelling into the Change To field. Then you’d decide whether you want to change just this instance of the word (by clicking the Change button), or all instances of the word (by clicking the Change All button).

5.
Since “TravelNEws” is the proper title of your newsletter, click the Skip button to ignore this assumed misspelling. However, this will skip only the first instance of the word, and “TravelNEws” will come up again as misspelled, as InDesign continues to check the spelling in the document. To avoid this, click the Ignore All button when the next instance is found.

6.
Click Done to close the Check Spelling dialog box.

7.
Choose File > Save.

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