US Dictionary continues to use UK spellings
My Indesign Dictionary is set to English: USA, but it still regularly corrects to UK spellings i.e. enrol vs. enroll. I am running Indesign 13.1. Can this be fixed?
The Dictionary section in Preferences dialog shows the Dictionary that is in use for a particular Language. The path (which looks like /Linguistics/UserDictionaries/Adobe Custom Dictionary/…) shown in the dialog is the location of the dictionary that is being used. You can add your own custom User Dictionary by clicking on the + button.
The Language used for Spell check is NOT the one chosen in the Preferences dialog.
To specify the default Language used for Spell check for all documents, you should close all documents and select the Type Tool. The Control panel (when Character Formatting Controls – ‘A’ button is selected at the left) shows the Default Language set for all documents. This is the language used for Spell Check. You can also open the Paragraph Styles panel, double-click on the [Basic Paragraph] style and under Advanced Character Formats section, change the Language.
Hope this helps.
Adobe InDesign team
Denham Pereira commented
Thanks, Ravi.. The paragraph style suggestion worked for me!
Ravi's solution solved my problem as well, but I might add that I had to reapply the style (i.e., select the story, then option+click on the paragraph style) to make the dynamic spelling corrections (the squiggly red underlines) go away on words that were correct.
Kelly Phillips commented
Could this be a simple issue where the paragraph style language is set to UK rather than US?