Step-by-step guide: How to check the spelling in HelpNDoc

HelpNDoc provides a flexible multi-language live spell checker that puts you in control of the dictionaries and settings that are used. It checks spelling as you enter content into your editor, add new topics into your table of contents, create new keywords, post new items to your library… Your whole project is covered from spelling errors.

Red underlined spelling error in the topic editor
As you enter content in your editor, HelpNDoc highlights potential spelling errors with a red underline.

Spelling error in the table of contents tree
HelpNDoc also checks spelling as you enter new topics in your table of contents, create new keywords, post new items to your library… Potential spelling errors are underlined red in these features as well.

Spell checker popup menu

HelpNDoc allows you to correct any spelling error on your own. Or you can also right-click the underlined word to display a popup menu that gives you three options:

1. Select the correct spelling The menu presents alternative spellings from the dictionaries that have been activated for your project as well as your custom dictionary, as appropriate. You can click the spelling that you’d like to use to correct the word and removes the red underline.

2. Ignore the spelling Click Ignore all to instruct HelpNDoc to disregard the underlined word. This does not add the word to your dictionary. As a result, HelpNDoc would identify this potential spelling error in other projects.

3. Add the word to your custom dictionary Click Add to dictionary to post the word to your custom dictionary. As a result of adding the word to your custom dictionary, HelpNDoc uses this word when verifying spelling for this project as well as any others.


Thanks to HelpNDoc’s flexible live spell checker, you instantaneously receive feedback everywhere you edit any text in your documentation projects so that you can feel confident about producing the most polished help and manuals.