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Spell Check in Illustator

Jun 8, 2012 11:35 AM

Tags: #illustrator #spell_check

I'm not sure how many others require this, or if it can be found elsewhere, but I often need to spell check a selection, not the entire document.

 

A couple methods:

1.  select and hide everything else and hide the selection.  Spell check only runs on what is visible.

 

2.  Edit your text in a specific layer or sublayer, or just expand the layer to see the target text.  Option-click (or Windows equiv.) the eye icon in the Layers palette.  Everything else disappears.  run spell check on the visible text. 

 

Unhide or option-click the layer again to show everything else, and continue working.

Of course, this could be action based (select inverse, hide, spell check) and accessible via hot key.

 

I hope this helps others.

 

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