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Using the Spell Checker

Enterprise Architect has an inbuilt spell checker, which you can configure to detect a range of types of possible spelling error in your project, and to use one of several language dictionaries other than English.



Publish > Documentation > Spelling > Spell Check Project

Publish > Documentation > Spelling > Spell Check Current Package

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+F7 (spell check project)

Ctrl+Shift+F7 (spell check current Package)

Run the spell checker



See also


Select the 'Spell Check Project' or 'Spell Check Current Package' menu option, as required.

The 'Spell Check' dialog displays.


('Spell Check Project' option.) Select the checkbox against each of the items to spell check within your model.


Click on the Start button to begin the spell check.

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.

Correcting Words


  • You can use the Spell Check Project menu option to check spelling for the entire project
  • The Spell Check Current Package option only checks the Package currently open, and you cannot select items to check
  • 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 perform any spell check or change any spell check options

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