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Check Spelling Dialog

The Check Spelling dialog appears if a word requiring your attention is detected. You can use the dialog to specify whether the word should be ignored or replaced.

Note that the labels of some buttons and text boxes in the dialog change according to the context.

Add button: Causes the reported word to be added to the dictionary selected in the Add Words To drop-down list. Use the add button if a correctly spelled word you use often is reported as a misspelling (e.g., a proper name). If the word is not used frequently, you may want to select the Ignore or Ignore All buttons instead. These buttons are enabled only if a user dictionary has been selected in the Add Words To drop-down list.

Add Words To drop-down list: Indicates which user dictionary words will be added to when you select the Add button. The Add Words To drop-down list shows all user dictionaries currently open. You can open or close other dictionaries via the Dictionaries Dialog, which is accessible by selecting the Dictionaries button.

Cancel button: Stops the current spelling check.

Capitalization box: Contains an uncapitalized word that exists in the dictionaries in capitalized form only. You can edit the word in this box or select a suggestion from the list, then click the Change button to correct the word, or press Ignore to skip the word.

Change button: Causes the reported word to be replaced. If the problem word was edited, the edited word is used as the replacement. Otherwise, the selected suggestion is used as the replacement. Only this occurrence of the reported word is replaced. If you want this and all following occurrences of the word replaced, select the Change All button.

Change All button: Causes this and all following occurrences of the reported word to be replaced. If the problem word was edited, the edited word is used as the replacement. Otherwise, the selected suggestion is used as the replacement. If you want only this occurrence of the word to be replaced, use the Change button. If the reported word is one you frequently misspell, you might consider adding it to a user dictionary via the Dictionaries Dialog. You can display the Dictionaries dialog by selecting the Dictionaries button.

Consider Changing box: Contains a word which may be misspelled or otherwise incorrect, and is presented with a candidate replacement word. You can change the word by selecting the Change button, or skip it by selecting Ignore.

Delete button: Removes the word from the text. This button appears when a doubled word has been detected, or when the contents of the problem-word box are deleted.

Dictionaries button: Opens the Dictionaries Dialog. You can use the Dictionaries dialog to open or close user dictionaries, and to edit the contents of user dictionaries.

Ignore button: Causes this occurrence of a misspelled word to be skipped. If the same misspelled word appears later, it will be reported again.

Ignore All button: Causes this and all further occurrences of a misspelled word to be skipped. You might use this button if the word reported as a misspelling is actually spelled correctly. If the word is one you use frequently, you may wish to ignore it permanently by selecting the Add button.

Not In Dictionary box: Indicates that a misspelled word was detected. The word is considered misspelled because it could not be located in any open dictionaries, or was marked with an exclude action. You can edit the word in this box or select a suggestion from the list, then click the Change button to correct the word, or press the Ignore button to skip the word.

Options button: Displays the Options Dialog. You can use the Options dialog to set spell-check options.

Suggest button: Search more thoroughly for suggested replacements for the current misspelled word. Each time you press the Suggest button, a "deeper" search is made. The Suggest button is disabled once all possible suggestions have been located.

Suggestions list: Contains a list of suggested replacements for the word reported as misspelled. Subsequent presses of the Suggest button may yield more suggestions. The word selected in the Suggestions list will be used as the replacement when the Change or Change All buttons are pressed, unless the word in the problem box was edited.

Undo button: Removes the last change made. The Undo button can be pressed several times to remove the last several changes.

Undo Edit button: Remove any changes made to the text in the problem box. This button appears only if the text in the problem box has been changed.