0 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2012 11:35 AM by jeffhdesign RSS

    Spell Check in Illustator

    jeffhdesign Community Member

      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.