Authoring - About lexicons

HelpServer is equipped with a lexicon-based spelling checker. To determine if a word is spelled correctly, it checks whether the word is in a large lexicon of words known to be valid. If the word is found in the lexicon, it is considered correctly spelled. If the word is not found, it is considered to be misspelled.Further more, the spelling checker supports automatic corrections while typing. Auto corrections are also defined in the lexicons.

There are three types of lexicons.

Main lexicons

General-purpose lexicons in American, British (international), and Canadian English are the default lexicons. You can purchase additional lexicons in 11 European languages. These lexicons are called main lexicons. They usually contain 100,000 or more of the most common words and cannot be modified.

Domain lexicons

Domain lexicons supplement the main lexicons. The spelling checker is equipped with an English domain lexicon containing technical and Internet-related terms.

In addition to the main lexicons in English, you can purchase supplements containing words related to jurisprudence, law, criminology, law enforcement, anatomy, diseases, health care, generic and trademark drug names, and medical research.

Custom lexicons

The custom lexicons are modifiable. These too supplement the main lexicons. These contain words that are not likely to be included in the main lexicons.There are two types of custom lexicons.


Personal custom lexicons.


This type of custom lexicon contains words and auto corrections that are personal to an author.


Common custom lexicons.


This type of custom lexicon contains words and auto corrections that are specific to the entire company.


 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
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 Appendix C: Play Javascript