To check the spelling in a form
can check the text for spelling errors in selected objects or in
an entire form by using the Check Spelling dialog box.
By default, Designer checks the spelling in all of the text associated
with the various objects in a form, such as text, captions, tool
tips, custom screen reader text, and list box entries. However,
you can control the type of text that Designer checks by selecting
options in the Spell Check list available in the Spelling panel of
the Options dialog box. When you select the Static Text and Captions
options, you can also select specific text or captions in the form
to spell check. If the Static Text and Captions options are not
selected, Designer will not check the spelling in any selected text
objects or caption fields.
When checking the spelling in a form, Designer always refers
to the internal dictionary and your custom dictionary (My Custom
Dictionary). You can also add other custom dictionary files (*.clam)
to expand the list of correctly spelled words to which Designer
refers. For more information, see
Adding a word to the list of ignored words
To see a list of the dictionaries you currently have available, select Tools > Options, and click Spelling. The Spelling panel displays a list of the installed dictionaries. Notice that My Custom Dictionary is selected at all times and cannot be removed.
(Optional) If you want to check the spelling in specific
text objects or caption fields, press Ctrl and select the necessary
Select Tools > Check Spelling. The Check Spelling dialog
box appears with the first misspelled word highlighted in red under
Not in Dictionary.
To remove spelling errors, perform one of these actions:
To correct the misspelled word, select one of the words in
the Suggestions list, and then either click Change to replace this
occurrence of the misspelled word or click Change All to replace
all occurrences of the misspelled word. If the word you want is
not in the list of suggested words, you can type the correct spelling
directly in the Check Spelling dialog box, and then click Change
or Change All as needed. If you clicked Change or Change All and
want to revert the changes, click Undo.
To disregard this one occurrence of the misspelled word,
click Ignore Once.
To disregard all occurrences of the misspelled word, click
Ignore All. This selection adds the word to the list of ignored
words, and Designer temporarily does not identify the word as being
misspelled. All spell checks disregard the word until you restart
Designer. The list of ignored words is cleared each time Designer
To add the word to My Custom Dictionary, click Add to Dictionary.
This selection adds the highlighted word to all languages in the
My Custom Dictionary and Designer no longer identifies the word
as being misspelled.
After you correct a spelling
error, the Check Spelling dialog box automatically advances to the
next misspelled word. A message is displayed when Designer completes
the spell check.