Run Spelling Checker

You can spell-check the current page, the open document, the entire book, bookmap or DITA map, or selected files within the book.

note:    The spell check only checks on pages of the type you are viewing, for example, master pages or body pages.

note:    To check the spelling inside a text inside, open the text inset and use the Spelling Checker.

1)Choose Edit > Spelling Checker.

The Spelling Checker dialog is displayed:



2)Click Start Checking.

FrameMaker begins spell-checking from the insertion point location in the active document or from the first document of the book if the book window is active.

If an error is encountered, the word or phrase is displayed in the Misspelling? field.

FrameMaker attempts to find alternative options that you can choose from.

The Correction field displays the first available alternative.

3)To correct a typing error, choose the correct alternative from the available list.

If the correct text is not available in the list, you can enter the alternative in the Correction field.

4)Click Correct.

5)You can also choose to ignore the correction flagged by the checker.


Add the flagged text to the personal dictionary. The text will no longer be flagged by the checker. If you open another document or if you restart FrameMaker, the word is not flagged.

If FrameMaker adds a word that contains uppercase letters to a personal or document dictio­nary, when Unusual Capitalization is selected in the Spelling Checker Options dialog box, it considers any other capitalization of the word a spelling mistake. For example, if FrameMaker learns Trinidad, it questions the spelling of trinidad. However, if it learns trinidad, in all lower­case letters, it does not question any type of capitalization of the word.

Allow in Document

Add the flagged text to the document dictionary. The text will not be flagged by the checker for the current document.

6)To ignore the current instance of a text that is flagged by the checker, click Start Checking.

note:    FrameMaker does not spell-check superscript and subscript text or manually micropositioned text, such as text with a manual baseline shift.

If you are spell-checking a book or map, FrameMaker continues checking until all documents in the book are checked. If a document cannot be opened, the document is skipped and a message appears in the Book Error Log.

note:    When spell-checking throughout a book or map, you cannot spell-check master or reference pages.

An alert message prompts you to save the document before continuing with the next document. When the last document in the book has been checked, a Spelling OK or Finished checking spelling message appears.

To check the spelling in specific documents of a book or map, you can select them in the resource manager view, and then choose Selection to spell-check only those files, books, or maps if you decide to spell-check the entire book or map.

FrameMaker draws a red squiggly line under words, to indicate spelling mistakes—words not present in the dictionary. A green squiggly line under the word indicates a punctuation mistake. To correct, right click on a highlighted word and select the desired option.

note:    For the words highlighted in green, the options to add to dictionary are not applicable, and hence are not available.

September 30, 2016

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