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Hunspell dictionaries


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InDesign CS5.5 New Features Overview

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One of the new features added in InDesign CS 5.5 is the addition of Hunspell dictionaries. Hunspell dictionaries are designed for languages with rich morphology and peculiarities, as well as complex word compounding, and character encoding. These dictionaries are especially useful for users who create multilingual documents. Within InDesign CS 5.5, Hunspell dictionaries offer hyphenation and alternative word offerings. Let's take a look and see how this works.

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InDesign CS5.5 New Features Overview
1h 38m Intermediate May 24, 2011

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CS5.5, only the second "dot" release in Adobe InDesign's history, includes a variety of large and small additions and enhancements. For example, you can now drag and drop anchored objects and create linked text that's updated when a change is made to the original text. There are also many new, powerful options related to exporting, including the ability to map styles to export tags and control how content is displayed when you export to EPUB, XHTML, and accessible PDF. In this workshop, Adobe Certified Instructor and InDesign expert Chad Chelius walks you through all these options and more, so you can quickly incorporate the new features of InDesign CS5.5 into your workflow.

Topics include:
  • Dragging and dropping anchored objects
  • PDF enhancements
  • Linked text
  • Mapping styles to export tags
  • Using the new Articles panel
  • Adding alternate text
  • Exporting to EPUB, PDF, and XHTML
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Software:
InDesign
Author:
Chad Chelius

Hunspell dictionaries

One of the new features added in InDesign CS 5.5 is the addition of Hunspell dictionaries. Hunspell dictionaries are designed for languages with rich morphology and peculiarities, as well as complex word compounding, and character encoding. These dictionaries are especially useful for users who create multilingual documents. Within InDesign CS 5.5, Hunspell dictionaries offer hyphenation and alternative word offerings. Let's take a look and see how this works.

I'm beginning this video with the brochure.indd file open on my computer. And what I'm going to do is I'm simply going to navigate to the second page of the document and I'm going to zoom in on this text on this page. So I'm just going to hold down Command+Spacebar on my keyboard or Ctrl+Spacebar to temporary activate the zoom tool. You can see that I have some text on this page. And I'm going to go ahead and turn off Preview mode. And you can see that I actually have Dynamic Spelling enabled in this document.

To make sure that you have this turned on, you can go to your Edit menu, come down to Spelling, and make sure that Dynamic Spelling is checked. Now, with these options, that are currently underlined with this squiggly line, these words that the dictionary is questioning. Now, the first think I'm going to do is I'm going to come up here to the InDesign menu and I'm going to go to Preferences > Dictionary. And you can see that the default dictionary in InDesign CS5.5 is using the Proximity dictionary for hyphenation and spelling.

So I'm going to leave that enabled for now. Now, where I have these words that are underlined, I'm not going to go over the word KSC, because it's really an abbreviation for something. But down here where it says beginning, I'm going to use my Type tool and I'm going to highlight that word. And with Dynamic Spelling in InDesign, when you right-click on a word, it offers you options that are alternatives for this word. And you can see that in this example, I have quite a few options, some of which are relative, but others are getting pretty far away from where I want to be.

Let's go ahead and scroll down a little bit more. We could see that here I have the word snowboarder. Let's go ahead and highlight that word and right-click to see the alternatives. And once again, you could see that I have some that are pretty close and others that are a bit far away. Now, to see the effect of the Hunspell dictionary, what I'm going to do is I'm going to come up here to the InDesign menu, and that's the InDesign menu on Mac. If you're on a Window's platform, you'll go to the Edit menu, and choose Preferences > Dictionary.

And when I'm in here, I'm going to change the hyphenation from Proximity to Hunspell. And I'm going to do the same thing for these spelling So both the hyphenation and spelling have been set to Hunspell. Now, we're going to go ahead and click OK. You can see my squiggly lines disappeared and this happens. I'm just going to refresh this by pressing Shift+F5 on my keyboard. We could see that now there are some other words highlighted as well.

Now, I'm going to go back to the word beginning. I'll highlight this word, and I'm going to right-click on it, and you can see that this is offering me a whole different set of words than what I saw with the Proximity dictionary. And you could arguably say that some of these are a little more logical in their offerings, and we can go ahead and go down a little bit further. Let's go ahead and highlight the word rigorous, and I'm going to right-click on that. And you could see that it's once again offering options for me.

Now, the other benefit of the Hunspell dictionary is that it will actually also offer capitalization options with the offerings for new words when you're doing a spell check. Come over here to the word halfpipe, right-click. You'll see that it's simply offering me some better options, I think, than what you might see with a traditional Proximity dictionary. And if you decided that you wanted to choose one of these, I can simply choose maybe the hyphenated version, and that will replace that word with the one that I chose. Let's see what it offers me for the word, anywhere.

Once again, it's offering me the different options and I really just want to keep the word anywhere in this example, that's fine. So as you can see, Hunspell dictionaries offer new options for hyphenating words in your documents, as well as spell checking your document. If you create multilingual documents in InDesign, you'll really appreciate the widespread use and options available with the new Hunspell dictionaries.

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