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Using the Spell Checker

Enterprise Architect has an inbuilt spell checker.


  • Enterprise Architect currently supports checking an entire model, and spell checking by single package. A future release will support more detailed spell checking at the element and diagram level.
  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Spell Check permission to spell check a package and set the spell check language.

To perform a spell check, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the Tools | Spell Check Project or Tools | Spell Check Current Package menu option, depending on which level of spell check you require. The Spell Check dialog displays.


The Spell Check Project menu option enables you to check spelling for the entire project, whereas the Spell Check Current Package option only checks the package currently open, and does not enable you to select the options shown above.

  1. Select the checkbox against each of the items to spell check within your model.
  2. Click on the Start button to begin the spell check.
  3. As the spell check proceeds, the text being checked displays in the text panel at the bottom of the screen. If an error is detected, the Check Spelling dialog displays, offering several options to correct the error.