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Chapter 8. Fonts and Characters > Checking Your Spelling

Checking Your Spelling

One nice thing about using a WYSIWYG editor to do HTML is that you can check the spelling on your pages without the spell checker constantly stopping to ask you about tags or URLs. You can check the spelling of an individual selection or an entire page.

To check the spelling of a page

1.
With the page in question open in the Document window, click to place the insertion point at the beginning of the page (or the place at which you'd like to begin the spell check). You can also select a single word you're unsure about.

2.
From the Document window menu bar, select Text > Check Spelling, or press Shift+F7. The Check Spelling dialog box will appear (Figure 8.92).

Figure 8.92. The Check Spelling dialog box allows you to ignore the unrecognized word, add it to your personal dictionary, or change it, either by typing it into the Change To text box or by choosing a word from the Suggestions list box.


3.
When Dreamweaver finds the first questionable word, that word will appear in the Word Not Found in Dictionary text box. You have several options here:

  • If the word is spelled correctly, click Ignore.

  • If the word is spelled correctly, and you think it might appear more than once on your page, click Ignore All.

  • If the word is misspelled, and the correct spelling appears in the Suggestions list box, click on the correct word, and then click Change.

  • If you think the word may be misspelled more than once, click on the correct word in the Suggestions list box, and then click Change All.

  • You can also manually correct the word by typing the correction in the Change To text box and then clicking Change.

Make this choice for each word the spell check questions.

4.
When the spell check reaches the end of the page, Dreamweaver may ask you if you want to check the beginning of the document (Figure 8.93). It's usually a good idea to click Yes.

Figure 8.93. If you're checking the spelling of a single word or sentence, click No. If you started the spell check partway through the document and you want to check the whole document, click Yes.


5.
When the spell check is complete (including cases where there are no spelling errors), a dialog box will appear telling you so (Figure 8.94). Click OK to close this dialog box and return to the Document window.

Figure 8.94. When the spell check is complete, you'll get a message saying so.



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