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Chapter 9. Using TextEdit > Checking Spelling

Checking Spelling

TextEdit includes a spelling checker that you can use to manually or automatically check spelling in your document.

To manually check spelling

1.
Choose Edit > Spelling > Spelling (Figure 51) or press to display the Spelling dialog and start the spelling check.

Figure 51. Use commands on the Spelling submenu to check spelling in your document.


TextEdit selects and underlines the first possible misspelled word it finds. The word appears in a field in the Spelling dialog and any suggested corrections appear in the Guess list (Figure 52).

Figure 52. Use the Spelling dialog to resolve possible misspelled words.


2.
You have several options:

  • To replace the word with a guess, select the replacement word and click Correct.

  • To enter a new spelling for the word, enter it in the box where the incorrect spelling appears and click Correct.

  • To ignore the word, click Ignore.

  • To skip the word and continue checking, click Find Next.

  • To add the word to TextEdit’s dictionary, click Learn. TextEdit will never stop at that word again in any document.

3.
Repeat step 2 for each word that TextEdit identifies as a possible misspelling.

4.
When you’re finished checking spelling, click the Spelling dialog’s close button to dismiss it.


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