Adobe Illustrator CS5 : Proofing and Printing Documents - Using Spell Check, Using Custom Dictionaries

7/24/2012 4:17:13 PM

Using Spell Check

There’s nothing more embarrassing than creating a document that contains misspelled words. Although you wouldn’t use Illustrator if all you needed to do was create a text document, Illustrator includes a fully functional spell checking system, which at least lets you make sure all of your words are spelled correctly.

Use Spell Check

Open a document that contains one or more Type objects.

Click the Edit menu, and then click Check Spelling.

Click Start.

When Illustrator encounters a word not in its dictionary, it displays that word in the Word Not Found box, and allows you to choose one of the following options:

  • Ignore. Ignore this word one time.

  • Ignore All. Ignore all instances of this word.

  • Change. Change the word, based on the selected suggestion.

  • Change All. Change all occurrences of the word, based on the selected suggestion.

  • Add. Add the word to Illustrator’s dictionary.

Illustrator continues to highlight misspelled words until the document is completely scanned.

To specify additional find and ignore options, click the Options button.

When you’re finished, click Done.

Using Custom Dictionaries

Illustrator comes with a custom dictionary for the spell checker. If you need to manage dictionary content, you can use the Edit Custom Dictionary dialog box to add, delete, or edit words. The ability to edit the dictionary becomes useful when you accidentally enter a word that you don’t want in the dictionary, or you have some specialty words that you want to enter in all at once.

Use a Custom Dictionary

Click the Edit menu, and then click Edit Custom Dictionary.

Do any of the following:

  • Add an Entry. Enter an entry, and then click Add.

  • Delete an Entry. Select an entry, and then click Delete.

  • Change an Entry. Select an entry, edit it, and then click Change.

When you’re finished, click Done.

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