Select Spell Checker Options

You can configure the spell checker to ignore or detect specific types of text conformation. Ignoring the conformation means to skip over the text without identifying it as an error.

Access:    Tools | Spelling Tools | Spelling Options

How to:

To configure the spell checker, select the options for the checks you require on the Spelling Options dialog, as described below:

Option

Action

See also

Ignore capitalized words

Ignore any words beginning with a capital letter, such as David

You might enable this option if the text being checked contains many proper names

 

Ignore all-caps words

Ignore any words containing all capital letters, such as RADAR

You might enable this option if the text being checked contains many acronyms

 

Ignore Words with Numbers

Ignore any words containing embedded digits, such as Win95 and Q4

You might enable this option if the text being checked contains many code words or other symbols containing digits

 

Ignore Words with Mixed Case

Ignore any words containing an unusual mixture of upper- and lower-case letters, such as MicroHouse and CapsLock.

You might enable this option if the text being checked contains many variable names or other symbols that use case changes to distinguish words

 

Ignore Domain Names

Ignore any words that appear to be Internet domain names, such as wintertree-software.com

 

Report Doubled Words

Detect any word appearing twice in a row, such as the the

 

Case Sensitive

Distinguish between capitalized and non-capitalized words

For example, canada would be considered as different from Canada,  and therefore reported as a misspelling

When the option is disabled, canada and Canada are considered  to be identical

Note that the performance of the spell checker is reduced if this option is disabled

 

Phonetic Suggestions

Suggest alternative words based on phonetic (sounds-like) similarity to the misspelled word; this option tends to improve the correction of badly misspelled words

Enabling this option increases the time required to locate suggestions

Note that either this option or the Typographical Suggestions option must be enabled in order to list suggestions of alternative words

 

Typographical Suggestions

Suggest alternative words based on typographical (looks-like) similarity to the misspelled word. This option is appropriate for people who are generally good spellers

Note that either this option or the Phonetic Suggestions option must be enabled in order to list suggestions of alternative word

 

Suggest Split Words

Suggest two separate words as a replacement for a misspelling containing two joined words

For example, is the would be suggested as a replacement for isthe

 

Auto Correct

Automatically change words marked with Auto Change actions to their specified replacements

When this option is disabled, a confirmation prompt displays before the words are changed

 

Main Dictionary Language

Set the language of the main dictionary used to check spelling; the drop-down list shows only languages for which dictionaries are installed on your system

To check spelling in a different language, select the language in the list

Use Languages Other Than English

Suggestions

Determine the speed and accuracy of the initial automatic search for suggested replacements for misspelled words

Click on the appropriate radio button for your choice

 

OK

Close the Options dialog, and save any changes made to the option settings

 

Cancel

Close the Options dialog, and discard any changes made to the option settings

 

Notes:

  • 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  to perform any spell check or change any spell check options

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