Authoring - Setting spellings options

You can set various options in your profile to tune the behavior of the spelling checker.

Opening the Workbench preferences

Select ‘My profile’ in the tree and click on the ‘Workbench preferences’ button on the pane on the right.

Setting spellings options

Next, select the 'Spelling' tab.

Check spelling as you type

This switches the checking spelling as you type on or off.

This option can be overridden by a similar option in the topic class. More about topic classes can be found in Setting up structured authoring.

Ignore capitalized words

Switch on if words should be ignored (skipped) if they begin with an upper-case letter. Switch off if the words should be checked for spelling errors. Example: If switched on, ignore Clarkson; if switched off, check Clarkson.

Ignore all-caps words

Switch on if words consisting entirely of upper-case letters should be ignored (skipped). Switch off if the words should be checked for spelling errors. Example: If switched on, ignore ASAP; if switched off, check ASAP.

Ignore words with mixed case

Switch on if words containing an unusual mixture of upper- and lower-case letters should be ignored (skipped). Switch off if such words should be checked for spelling errors. Example: If switched on ignore SuperBase; if switched off, check SuperBase.

Ignore words with numbers

Switch on if words containing a mixture of letters and digits should be ignored (skipped). Switch off if such words should be checked for spelling errors. Example: If switched on, ignore Y2K; if switched off, check Y2K.

Ignore numerical words

Switch on if words that contain no alphabetic characters should be ignored (skipped). Switch off if the words should be checked for spelling errors. Example: If switched on, ignore 12345; if switched off, check 12345.

Match case

Switch on if words with different letter-case patterns should be treated as different words. Switch off if words containing different case patterns should be treated as identical. Switching this option on will degrade performance a bit. Example: If switched on, treat Canada and canada as two different words; if switched off, treat Canada and canada as the same word.

Suggest word splits

Switch on if the suggest method should attempt to split words into two valid sub-words. Switch off if split words should not be suggested. Example: If switched on, suggest the boy as a replacement for theboy; if switched off, do not suggest the boy.

Strip possessives from words

Switch on if possessives of the form ‘s and s’ should be ignored before checking their spelling. The main lexicons contain no possessive word forms, so this option should be enabled when using these lexicons. Switch off if words should be checked with their possessives intact.

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 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
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