Spellchecker

Paligo has a built-in spellchecker that highlights any spelling errors that it finds in your content. It checks the spellings based on language and also any terms that are stored in the spellchecker dictionary.

For example, if you have the spellchecker language set to English (United States) but have content written in British English, then words like colour will be highlighted as incorrect spellings.

The word colour, spelled c o l o u r with a red dotted line underneath to show that Paligo has detected a spelling error.

You can choose to work with the spellchecker on or off, and you can also choose the language that you want the spellchecker to use.

In technical communication, there are often words that a spellchecker may highlight as incorrect, but they are actually correct. For example, brand names, obscure technical terms, terms for new technology, etc. To stop the spellchecker from highlighting these terms, you can add them to the spellchecker dictionary.

Turn the Spellchecker On or Off

To turn the spellchecker on or off, use the ABC slider that is shown at the top of the Paligo editor:

Paligo editor toolbar. The spelling feature has a toolbar slider labelled ABC and it is highlighted. The slider is set to ON so the background of the slider is green.

When the slider is to the right and shows a green background, the spellchecker is on. When it is to the left and shows a white background, the spellchecker is off.

Change the Language for the Spellchecker

You can change the language that the spellchecker uses:

  1. Select the arrow icon next to the spellcheck slider to display a menu.

    The Paligo editor toolbar. The arrow icon next to the spelling feature icon is highlighted to show you should select it. There is a drop-down menu showing the options dictionary and spell-checker settings.
  2. Select Spell-checker settings to display a language selection dialog.

    The spellchecker settings dialog. This has a language selector, where you can choose from a list of available languages. At the bottom there is a close button and a save button.
  3. Choose a language and select Save to confirm.

Add Terms to the Spellchecker Dictionary

The spellchecker will check your content for the spelling of standard words. But in technical communication, you will often need to use specialist words, such as technical terms, product names, and words that are specific to your industry. If you want the spellchecker to stop highlighting such words as incorrect spellings, you can add the terms to the spelling dictionary. Once the terms are in there, the spellchecker will ignore them in your content (unless you spell them incorrectly, in which case, the spellchecker will not recognize them).

You can also edit any terms that have previously been added to the dictionary.

  1. Select the arrow icon next to the spellcheck slider to display a menu.

    The Paligo editor toolbar. The arrow icon next to the spelling feature icon is highlighted to show you should select it. There is a drop-down menu showing the options dictionary and spell-checker settings.
  2. Select Dictionary to display the spelling dictionary.

    The spellchecker dictionary dialog. It has a search field at the top, a table where each row contains a term. For each term there are details about the person who created it, the date it was made, the date of the last change to it, the language, and an edit icon and a delete icon. At the bottom, there is a field with an Add button next to it.
  3. Make your changes to the dictionary: To edit an existing term, Use the search field to search for the term you want to edit.

    • To add a term, enter it in the text field at the bottom and then select Add.

    • To edit a term, use the search to find it or scroll down the list of existing terms. Then select its edit icon (pencil) and enter your changes in the dialog.

    • To remove a term, use the search to find it or scroll down the list of existing terms. Then select its delete icon (cross) and confirm the deletion.