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  • InDesign: Dynamic Spelling

    May 2nd, 2007 by Russell Viers

    Admit it…you’ve had an embarrassing typo in a project that sneaked through the proofers.
    Well, there’s no automatic way to keep you from writing about the pubic library, but there is a nice way to double-check your spell check.
    InDesign now offers Dynamic Spelling, which will let you check and correct your type as you type your type…hmmmm.
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    You can turn this feature on in the Preferences>Spelling pane or under Edit>Spelling>Dynamic Spelling.
    Once it’s turned on, you’ll see your typos underlined in red (default color) and other errors underlined in green (default color).
    To correct spelling quickly, Control + Click (Mac) or Right Click (Windows) on the underlined word and you’ll see a pop-up listing all the possible corrections.
    If what you meant to type isn’t in the list, either the list isn’t as complete as I think it is or you need typign lesssonns.

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