Did you mis-spell the words in comments or fields or text that you've added via Fill&Sign>Add Text? If it's text that is in the static part of the PDF file, spell check will not find it.
Thank you Karl. It was text that I added via Tools/Content Editing/Add Text. What's the best method of adding text and why are there 2 options? It seems to me that the option you mentioned doesn't have the text formatting options nearby. Just trying to understand why I wouldn't use your method if it means that my text can only be spell-checked that way.
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It's not "my" method, I do not claim ownership
The reason I mentioned it is because only that text added with that function will be spell checked. What you are doing is to add static PDF content, and that will not be spell checked by the built-in spell checker.
The reason for two different functions is that one can be used in the free Adobe Reader when you fill out a form (that's the one on the "Fill&Sign" pane), so if you are not running the full version of Acrobat, you can still fill out a form that does not have interactive form fields. What you are using is what you would use to create static PDF content that cannot easily be modified (unless you know what you are doing and have Adobe Acrobat available).
Keep in mind that Acrobat is not a word processor or a desktop publishing system. Content should be created (and spell checked) in an application that was actually designed to create documents. The functions you have available in Acrobat are to make minor changes to a document.
Thank you Karl--very helpful!
As explained elsewhere, Adobe Pro unfortunately does not spell check, since it is not a word processor (which should not be an argument!).
The way I circumvent the problem: export the pdf file to Word (one of the options under file), spell check end repair typos in the pdf file
using one of the tools.