Extra|Live Spelling

(available in EditPad Pro only)

Pick Live Spelling from the Extra menu to turn on or off live spell checking for the current file. Live spell checking marks all words that do not appear in the dictionary. By default they appear with a red wavy underline. You can choose whether live spelling is enabled by default on the Color & Syntax page in the file type configuration. Click the Customize button there and change the “Editor: Misspelled word” color to change the appearance of misspelled words.

Live spelling, as well as the regular spell check in EditPad Pro, works together with EditPad Pro’s syntax coloring. Each syntax coloring scheme can exclude certain parts of the file from the spell check. Schemes for programming languages, such as the C++ and Java schemes, restrict the spell checker to strings and comments. Those are likely to contain natural language, and therefore words that should appear in the dictionary. Other parts of the file are likely to contain specialized programming syntax, consisting of words and character sequences that are not English words.

If a word is marked as misspelled, you can double click on it to open the spell check panel. The panel presents you with a list of suggested replacements for the word. It also allows you to ignore the word or add it to the dictionary. As soon as the word has passed the spell check, the spell check panel closes automatically.

See Also

Extra menu
Extra|Spell Check
Extra|Spell Check Selection
Extra|Spell Check Project
Extra|Spell Check All
Search|Highlight All
File Type|Colors
Download Spell Checker Dictionaries