Authoring - Tuning suggestions and auto corrections

The spelling checker cannot determine the one correct replacement for a misspelled word, nor can it guarantee it will find the correct replacement. People misspell words in many ways by, for example, dropping letters, adding letters, transposing letters, or using the wrong letters or simply out of ignorance of the correct spelling. Some of these errors may result in words that have several perfectly reasonable replacements. For example, the misspelling flas could be flag, flask, flash, etc. Because of such ambiguity, the suggest method locates several alternative words and ranks them in function of their similarity to the misspelled word. The suggest method produces the best results with longer words containing a single error.

Use the following options to tune the behavior of the suggestion and the auto correction methods.

Tuning suggestions and auto corrections

Maximum number of suggestions

This is the maximum number of suggestions that are listed in the menu that is popped up over an incorrectly spelled word.

Maximum depth

This parameter controls the depth of the search. The depth parameter can range from 1 (shallow but fast) to 100 (deep but slow). The deeper the search, the more likely the correct spelling will be located.

Minimum score

The spelling checker produces a score ranging from 0 to 100 that describes how closely the suggestion matches the misspelling. The words in the suggestion list are ordered by decreasing word score -- i.e., the first word is the most likely replacement and the last word is the least likely. A higher score will produce better results but it will decrease performance a bit.

Automatically correct as you type

With this option you can have spelling errors fixed without having to confirm each correction. This option can be overridden by an option in the topic class. More about topic classes can be found in Setting up structured authoring.


 About HelpServer
 Starting up and logging on
 The basic working principles
 Using the content in help and documentation systems
 Formatting the content
 Searching and replacing text
 Reusing content with shares
 Navigating with hyperlinks
 Navigating with pointerpaths
 Using bookmarks and jumps
 Duplicating content with clones
 Using tables
 Including media files
 Navigating to web pages
 Using embedded chunks
 Including html code
 Navigating with menus
 Using snippets
 Spelling checking
 About lexicons
 Spelling checking while you type
 Obtaining suggestions
 Correcting spelling automatically
 Adding your own words
 Adding words to the auto-correction list
 Ignoring words
 Launching the spelling checking
 Choosing your domain lexicon
 Setting spellings options
 Tuning suggestions and auto corrections
 Maintaining the personal custom lexicon & auto corrections
 Maintaining the common custom lexicon & auto corrections
 Using the view mode
 Creating an index
 Creating a FAQ
 Creating a glossary
 Team authoring
 Working with projects
 Setting up structured authoring
 Generating file based output
 Creating printed output
 Importing files and folders
 Loading files in the project gallery
 Converting legacy content
 Including legacy content in real time
 Transferring objects between installations
 Customizing the look and feel
 User accounts
 Working with templates
 Working with metadata
 Workflow management
 Using event exits
 Appendix A: The URL parameters
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript