Spell check not working
I have installed the latest version of ID, and the spell check is not working. It does not detect misspelled words.
Thank you for your patience while we were investigating into the issue.
Over the time this thread became too generic to come up with any actionable items for the team to work upon.
As a result, we started reaching out to all of you to understand the issue in depth.
During the course of this activity it was discovered that, for majority of you the issue was no longer reproducible and the functionality resumed working fine.
For some of you the issue was related to incorrect use of dictionary, which was resolved by suggesting the correct method.
For now, we have decided to close this thread. In case you are facing any issue with spellcheck functionality please create a new thread with more specifics so that we can start working on it asap.
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The spell checking program no longer works.
Justin Ives commented
Justin Ives commented
Uninstalled, deleted preferences, hoped on one leg, overrides to USA spellings. Arrgghh. Stop with all these updates every few months. Tired of having to fix issues every bloody time. Might try some other publishing software.
My spell check is telling me every single word is not recognized. Help!
My spell check isn't working either since I upgraded to the 2019 version. Come on, Adobe, you charge your customers an extortionate price for your products. Please ensure they work!
Nothing happens when I try to run spell check and hit start. This only occurs on some documents, not all. Seems to be anything I have created in the past few days, I can spell check older docs.
richard kobs commented
I'm having the same problem. Spell check is using a Dutch Dictionary.
At the bottom of the spell check box it shows "Language: Dutch: 2005 Reform"
I've selected the dictionary box on the right of the spell check box, and then "Language" changed the selection to "USA English" and clicked "Done".
I've also checked "User Dictionary and its set to USA English
How do I fix this
i seem to be having many issues with text inc spelling, my text now doesn't highlight either
Tom Liszka commented
I've encountered the same thing... My dictionary defaults to Spanish even though I have selected English in both the Character box and in Preferences>Dictionary>Language>English: USA.
It's been driving me bonkers, but I found a temporary solution. Select the "Selection" tool and make sure nothing is highlighted/selected in your document. Then hit "COMMAND + A" (Mac User), THEN go to Type>Character and change the Language to English: USA or your desired language.
Actually I discovered the solution for me. I found that the issue was that: after the new version installation, all the check boxes under spelling in the preferences were unchecked – I’ve never had to actually tell InDesign that when I want spell check to work it needs to look for misspelled words. Look at Preferences > Spelling > Find: to see if the check boxes you want the spell check to find/highlight are checked.
It's definitely a bug with the latest CC version. Was working fine until I updated my app earlier this week. Character styles are set, even switched the language just to test it. Mine is not working at all, as if the spell check never even scans the document.
Spell check not working (does nothing after clicking on 'start'). Only occurs on some docs.
SPELL CHECK NOT WORKING. April 2019.
Pam Lynch commented
Where is the fix people? We all agree, spell check is not working. Pretty frustrating for the non spelling creatives that we are!
Justin Hayes commented
Any fix yet
Here might be something to try! I had the problem where spellcheck was highlighting EVERY word in a text box. I noticed in spellcheck the language was set to Italian. To fix the issue, I couldn't just switch the dictionary in spellcheck to English, I had to highlight all of the text and in the Character panel select English USA as the language at the bottom.
My spell check has somehow defaulted to Hebrew even though I have repeatedly selected English in my preferences and dictionary. It highlights EVERY SINGLE WORD when I'm doing a spell check because my document is in English. For the love of god, this needs to be fixed ASAP. I'm using ID CC version 14.0.1
K Martin commented
My spellcheck is not working either. What is going on? OS 10.13.6 , InDesign CC 14.0. I spend a lot of money on this product. Not happy.
What is the remedy? Not working for me in 2019.
spell-check keeps crashing! (I use Apple OS 10.14.3)