What language is assigned to the text inthe file that isn't working?
its english u.s.a and its seems weird.....indesign is acting wierd lately by when i click on the icon to open,its always saying not responding.so i can to to the end task manager like 5 times.before it can open.
time to uninstall and reinstall?
Trash the prefs first: Replace Your Preferences.You may not need to reinstall.
I asked about the language because that's a character level attribute -- select some text and look in the character panel or the control panel for the language assigned -- and that determines what dictionary is used. If the language is set to no language there will be no spell checking.
I have a simiar issue. we make an indd file cs5 on a pc, then i open it in a mac and the dynamic spelling does not work. But if i make a file from scratch on the mac, the dynamic spelling works normally.
I would like to learn how to make dynamic spelling work on the mac since we work on these files on both PCs and MaCS.
Maybe related, we notice that show hidden characters works (does not work) the same way.
Might be you have Overprint preview turned on, or are in Preview mode...
Thanks Peter...I was having the same issue and your recommendation fixed it (I was in Preview Mode :-()