Learn how to use InDesign's spellchecker and dynamic spelling feature.
- [Voiceover] You can access InDesign spellcheker…by choosing Edit,…Spelling, and then Check Spelling,…or keep it shorter,…Command or Control+I.…Any words that are not in assigned Language Dictionary,…and in this case that's English UK…will be flagged and you can skip them,…you can change them to one of the suggested corrections,…Ignore them all,…or if it's something that's gonna come up repeatedly,…you can Add them to your Custom Dictionary.…When using the Spellchecker,…it's important that you have the appropriate…language dictionary assigned to the text.…
Typically, this is part of the paragraph Style Definition,…so if I came to my Paragraph Styles panel,…and I'm going to edit the Parent Style…in this case which is called Body.…I will right-click or Control+click…with a single button mouse on a Mac,…and choose Edit.…And then in Advanced Character Formats…we see that this is the Language dictionary,…and these are all of the available language dictionaries…in InDesign.…If your publication is bilingual,…it's important to make sure that each language…
Author and designer Nigel French explains how to set up an "editorial workspace" that puts the tools you need most at close reach. He then moves on to selecting and editing text in InDesign: changing case, adding special characters, formatting lists, and inserting breaks. He also shows how to use the Story Editor, Notes, and the Track Changes feature, and explains how InDesign documents are constructed, so that you can edit them with more confidence.
- Opening and saving InDesign documents
- Creating an editorial workspace
- Using guides and nonprinting visual aids
- Selecting and editing text
- Changing case
- Accessing special characters
- Working with bulleted and numbered lists
- Checking spelling
- Working with Notes and Track Changes
- Understanding the underlying structure of an InDesign file
- Controlling text breaks
Skill Level Beginner
Creative Spark: Grammar Girl, Changing Writing One Word at a Timewith Mignon Fogarty10m 8s Appropriate for all
1. The InDesign Environment
2. Editing Text
3. Editorial Panels and Features
4. How InDesign Documents Are Constructed
5. Controlling Text Breaks
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