Spell Check

Overview

Spell Check utilizes the OU Campus global dictionary, as well as the custom site/account dictionaries, to spell check a page. Users can run Spell Check from the Page Check or Final Check modal.

Depending upon how the administrator has configured the site, Spell Check may run automatically as a part of Final Check. For more information about setting up Final Check, please visit the Final Check section of the Publish Settings page.

The Spell Check language may be selected from a drop-down menu with a choice of English, Spanish, French, Italian, or Portuguese.

When errors are encountered, the Spelling button highlights red and displays the number of errors underneath the button. Clicking the number of errors will bring up the Spell Check Results error report. From there, users can view which words were marked as misspelled, the number of instances each word appears on the page, and (if given the ability) add misspelled words to the site dictionary.

Spell Check in the Page Check Modal

Spell Check in the Page Check Modal

Spell Check in the Final Check Modal

Spell Check in the Final Check Modal

Spell Check in WYSIWYG Editor

Spell Check is also available when using the WYSIWYG Editor, if the option has been made available on the toolbar that is in use. The WYSIWYG Spell Check can be toggled on and off by a user and provides an on-screen indication of misspelled words. The WYSIWYG Spell Check language can be changed by clicking the drop-down menu next to the icon. For information regarding the WYSIWYG spell checker, visit the WYSIWYG Spell Check page.

While Spell Check in the WYSIWYG Editor and in Page Check/Final Check utilize the same dictionary files, Spell Check in the WYSIWYG Editor provides a spell check of the region that is being edited, while a spell check run from Page Check or Final Check checks the entire page. In this way the spell check can detect additional misspelled words that may be present in an include file or XSL, for example, and also possibly in the different output formats that can be chosen such as HTML or TXT.

Spell Check icon in JustEdit toolbar Spell Check icon in standard WYSIWYG toolbar
Spellcheck Icon with Languages Drop-Down in JustEdit Toolbar Spellcheck Icon with Language Drop-Down

Spell Check Results Modal

The Spell Check Results modal provides users with a list view of all misspelled words on the currently selected page. Although this modal identifies the errors and allows users to add words to the site dictionary, users must navigate to the WYSIWYG Editor to correct any misspelled words, either by using the WYSIWYG Spell Check tool or manually finding and correcting the words in question.

Spell Check Results Modal

The ability to add a word to the site dictionary can be enabled for user levels 0 through 8, and if so enabled, the ability to add a word to the dictionary is available by hovering over the row and clicking Add to Dictionary.

Add Word to Dictionary

Multiple words can be added to the site dictionary at the same time by clicking the checkbox next to each word and clicking Add to Dictionary in the table header. When a word has been added, the row will appear in green with a check mark where the checkbox was before.

Words Added to Dictionary

Performing a Spell Check

There are several methods to performing a Spell Check:

  1. Navigate to the Pages list view by selecting Content > Pages from the global navigation bar.
  2. Hover on the target page's row and select Page Check from the Review menu. Alternatively, select Publish from the Publish menu to display the Final Check modal.
  3. Click the Spelling button to display the Spell Check Results modal.
  4. Add words to the dictionary or go back into the WYSIWYG Editor to fix misspellings if necessary.

Users can also run Spell Check from the Page Actions toolbar:

  1. Navigate to the Pages list view by selecting Content > Pages from the global navigation bar and select the page to be edited. Alternatively, navigate to the page using the File Navigation sidebar.
  2. Click the Page Check button in the Page Actions toolbar to display the Page Check modal. Alternatively, click the Publish button to display the Final Check modal.
  3. Click the Spelling button to display the Spell Check Results modal.
  4. Add words to the dictionary or go back into the WYSIWYG Editor to fix misspellings if necessary.