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How to use the spell checker within Indesign

Hello, and welcome to Creative Nerds. In this InDesign tutorial, we’ll be sharing with you one of the hidden-away InDesign tools, which is the spell checker, which not a lot of people are familiar with. So, we’ll show you how to use the spell checker tool and how you can use it within your InDesign projects.

Tutorial Details:

  • Program: Photoshop
  • Time estimation: Under 2 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner



So, you want to go over to Edit, Spelling, and then there’s an option to choose Check Spelling. This option will go through all of the errors within the document within InDesign, and then you have the opportunity to ignore a spelling error, or you can find an alternative suggested correction.

Option two, which is available to you, is you can also use Dynamic Spelling. This is what I tend to use the most. This enters an underline over all of the incorrect spelling within your document, which you could right-click on, and it will give you an alternative word that you can use instead, or again, you can Use Dictionary to find an alternative word or description to use instead.

And then, option three, you also have Autocorrect. So, this will just auto-correct any errors and spelling mistakes. And then, Use Dictionary will allow you to change any spelling errors to an alternative word.

So, these are the spell-checking tool features available in InDesign. Hope this is a useful tutorial. Thanks for watching, and stay tuned to Creative Nerds for quick tips on how to use InDesign.

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