Configure Spell Checking Dialog Box

From this settings page, you can customize the way Spell Check works.


  • This feature is not available with VT sessions.

  • Spell check is not supported for Japanese.


Check spelling as you type

Spell Check marks possible errors with wavy underlines.

Automatically correct spelling as you type

Commonly misspelled words are corrected without prompt or indication as you type.

NOTE:This feature is available only for English.

Ignore words in UPPERCASE

If you are typing in UPPERCASE letters, Spell Check does not attempt to correct spelling.

Ignore words with numbers

If you are typing a word with a number in it, like Reflection2014, Spell Check does not attempt to correct the spelling.

Correct TWo INitial capitals

If you type two consecutive uppercase letters at the beginning of a word, Spell Check changes the second uppercase letter to a lowercase letter; for example, ENter changes to Enter.

Correct accidental usage of cAPS LOCK key

If you accidentally type a word in Title Case with the CAPS LOCK key turned on, Spell Check corrects the capitalization; for example, eNTER kEY changes to Enter Key.

Custom dictionary file

Specify the path to the custom dictionary for the current session. For more information see the Create a Custom Spell Check Dictionary topic.

Minimum field size to check spelling

Specify the shortest field in which to check spelling.

Maximum word length to check spelling

Specify the longest word to check for spelling. Longer words are ignored by the spell checker.

Maximum spelling suggestions to present

Specify the number of suggested spellings to offer when a misspelled word is encountered.

Main dictionary language

Select the language dictionary to use when checking spelling. This defaults to the language selected in the Configure Workspace Settings dialog box.