You can check the spelling of your document content and, optionally, code syntax. This section provides instructions for configuring and using the spell checker.
This section describes how to configure your spell checker to best meet your needs.
The dictionary is added to the Main Dictionaries box in the Options > Settings > Spelling pane.
For a description of each option, see "About spell checker options".
This option is only available if you select Mark Spelling Errors in the Options box.
You cannot add or delete words from the main dictionaries, but you can add or delete words from a custom user dictionary that supplements the main dictionaries. By default, this user dictionary is contained in a file called userdct.txt, which is located in the UserData folder underneath the application root directory.
If you specify a file that does not exist, it is created when you first add a word to the user dictionary.
This file is installed with Microsoft Word or another Microsoft Office application.
This table describes the options that you can select to customize the spell checker:
Result when selected
| Case sensitive checking
|| Treats different capitalizations of the same word as different words
|| State is different from state
| Ignore domain names
|| Skips words which appear to be part of a domain name
| Ignore HTML markup
|| Skips text that is enclosed in tag brackets
|| width in <hr width="75%">
| Ignore words in all capitals
|| Skips words that are in all capitals
|| HTML and CFML
| Ignore words with digits
|| Skips words containing digits
|| Win2K and Y2K
| Ignore words with initial capitals
|| Skips words starting with a capital letter
|| Jackie Chan
| Ignore words with mixed case letters
|| Skips words which contain unusual mixed capitalization
|| USoA, THen
| Ignore words with non-alphabetic characters
|| Skips words which contain characters other than alphabetic letters
|| Porsche 911
| Perform OEM conversion
|| Translates Windows ANSI characters to the currently installed OEM character set
|| Correctly identifies Chinese characters on a Windows system that uses a Chinese keyboard
| Recheck misspelled words as separate smaller words
|| Splits a misspelled word into two or more smaller words and recheck the spelling
|| breakpoint becomes break and point
| Report duplicate consecutive words
|| Flags duplicate words that appear next to each other, and allow you to delete the repeated word from the Spelling dialog box
|| the the
| Strip possessives
|| Ignores the possessive suffix of a word
|| user's is checked as user
| Suggest split words
|| Suggests two correct words in place of one incorrect word
|| Suggests Web page for webpage
| Suggest words that "sound" similar
|| Suggests replacements for a misspelling based on phonetic patterns
|| Suggests selling for celing
| Suggest words that are spelled similarly
|| Suggests replacements for a misspelling based on typographical similarity
|| Suggests cling for celing
| Treat contracted (apostrophe-separated) words as separate smaller words
|| Checks each word that is separated by an apostrophe as a separate word
|| For quell'anno, checks quell and anno separately
| Treat hyphenated words as separate smaller words
|| Checks each word in a hyphenation as a separate word
|| For double-click, checks double and click separately
You can mark spelling errors in the current document, run the spell checker against the current document, or run the spell checker against all open documents.
This marks mispellings in the document as it is when you select this command. This does not mark mispellings as you type.