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Checking Spelling

No word processor comes without a spelling checker these days, and Dreamweaver is no different (even though it’s not a word processor). You can check the spelling on the currently open page and add words to Dreamweaver’s spelling checker in a personal dictionary.

To spell-check your page:

  1. Choose Commands > Check Spelling, or press Shift-F7 (same on Windows and Mac).

    If Dreamweaver finds a word it believes is spelled incorrectly, the Check Spelling dialog opens red_circle_a.jpg. Otherwise, you’ll get a dialog that says “Spelling check completed.”

  2. Click the Add to Personal button if the word Dreamweaver found is correct and you want to add it to your personal dictionary so that Dreamweaver doesn’t flag it as an error again.


    Click Ignore to tell the spelling checker to ignore this instance of the word, or click Ignore All to ignore the word throughout the document.


    Select a replacement from the Suggestions list, or type the replacement in the Change to text box. Then click the Change button, or click Change All to replace the word throughout the document.

  3. When the spelling check is finished, click Close.
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