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Using Spell Check



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After editing it is useful to check the spelling of any new text added. You can check the spelling of words in three ways:

  • check just the words in a text selection
  • check words in active text blocks
  • check the whole document (if there is no active text block)

The spell check dialogue box is accessed from Edit > Check Spelling... menu or by pressing the F7 function key.

The Spelling Dialogue Box

Misspelled word is shown here.

Type corrections here

Ignore this word and move onto next suspect.

Ignore this word for the rest of the check.

Adds suspect word to user dictionary (See Appendix, "Custom Spelling Dictionaries")

Replace suspect word with correctly spelled alternative.

Replace suspect word for correctly spelled alternative this time and every other time for this checking session.

Double-click on a suggestion to make the change or single-click then press Change All.

Language used for spell check. Can be changed from File > Preferences... menu.

Start the spell check by choosing Edit > Check Spelling... or press F7.

As each suspect word is displayed in the dialogue box, Infix will also highlight the word on the page.

You can type a new word into the Change To: box or select one of the words Infix has suggested then press Change.

When the selected text has been checked, you will be asked if you wish to check the rest of the PDF.




  • See Fonts In PDF for details of how fonts can effect the editing of text.
  • Be careful when changing text in paragraphs with unusual shapes (such as those that flow around graphics). When the paragraphs are reflowed, their layout may be lost. See Advanced Editing for methods of dealing with this.
  • If the words shown in the Suspect: window seem garbled or include strange characters it indicates that the text cannot be extracted correctly from the PDF. This is caused by improper encoding of the PDF's fonts and cannot be remedied with Infix.
  • You can edit the contents of the spelling dictionary - see Custom Spelling Dictionaries.
  • Infix will warn you if the replacement text cannot be rendered in the font used by the misspelled text. In this case, you may have to choose a different font for the text.
  • Words that include numbers cannot be learnt by the spell checker. You can however, skip checking such words using the Ignore All button.