I would like a button I can add to my toolbar that would highlight a list of pre-defined words that are mis-spelled regularly, and highlight each occurrence thereof, and actually annotate the individual comments with the respective "correct" spellings. I proofread a lot of US material that has to be "Canadianized" so words such as 'color' need to be found, highlighted/highlit?, and marked with "change to 'colour' comment…. and this would be from list of regularly used words… I found an action here somewhere that highlights words from a list, and that's ok, but I would like to enhance that action with adding the specific individual comments. So I would have somewhere two lists: 1) US spelling list , 2) list of "Canadian/UK spelling" comments….
To clarify, if needed, this is what I want as an action button:
Find "color" | highlight the word | add comment to the highlight "add u, 'colour'" | find next instance of the same word and repeat until no more are found;
Then, find the next word in the list of US spellings and do the same
Repeat until list is completed throughout the document.
Simple? or asking too much? Thanks!
Certainly not a simple task, but not an impossible one. I've created a Spell Check Suite for Acrobat that has most, if not all, of these features. You can find it here: Custom-made Adobe Scripts: Acrobat -- Spell Check Suite
If you wish it can be customized for your specific needs. You can contact me privately to discuss it further.