5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2017 7:34 AM by try67

    ALL CAPS spell-check?

    cmclaughlin21 Level 1

      Is there a way to spell-check ALL CAPS text in an Acrobat document as one can in Word?

        • 1. Re: ALL CAPS spell-check?
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          No.

           

          What would be the point since Acrobat is intended as a final format? Spell-checking should be done in the authoring application.

          • 2. Re: ALL CAPS spell-check?
            cmclaughlin21 Level 1

            Here's what I am trying to do.  I have a form that I created using Adobe Livecycle Designer.  The end user will fill in the form fields in the dynamic PDF form.  One of the form fields allows users to type in free text such as a description etc.  As they are typing in mixed upper-lower case sentences the spell-checker highlights any misspelled words.  If the end user types everything in CAPS the spell checker will not work.  Microsoft Word has the ability/option to spell check all caps.  Acrobat apparently does not.

            • 3. Re: ALL CAPS spell-check?
              dave_m_k Adobe Employee

              This is functioning as designed.  Commonly things written in ALL CAPS are company initials or acronyms, etc.    In Word, you actually have to turn on the all caps spell check (Word Options > Proofing > Ignore words in UPPERCASE) as it's designed to let the same content go too.

               

              -David

              • 4. Re: ALL CAPS spell-check?
                k40fingers Level 1

                I believe you guys are talking about spell checking the actual generated PDF itself. But what if you wanted to spell check in the comments section. For instance, if you were adding a block of legal text or someone has typed in several paragraph in the comments (notes) section, to then pass along as instructions to another department. Is there a way to do that in Acrobat?

                • 5. Re: ALL CAPS spell-check?
                  try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  Press F7.