Spell Check does not work after installing InDesign 15.0.2
Dear Adobe Team,
in our office we use In Design from several years without nothing problems.
Yesterday we had updated the version 15.0.2. After that, the spell-check (we use the Italian language) don’t work if we import text in a existing document.
But if we import text in a new document, the spell-check work without problems.
Please can you help us?
The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign – that is, InDesign 15.0.3.
Please update your InDesign application to get the fix.
Adobe InDesign team
As noted, changing the preferences doesn't work for preexisting documents & templates (original documents). To assist, at least for smaller documents, I've discovered that when using your original document, if you copy the contents from your original document and paste into a new document (also uploading all the paragraph and character styles from the original document into the new document but not worrying about margins, page size or anything else) then simply copy content from the new document and paste back in to your existing document the Dynamic Spelling works in your original document and continues to work for all new edits made in original document after pasting. Not ideal and a real headache for larger document such as books with different sections but at least a stop gap until Adobe properly resolves.
Easier still if you have a blank template, all you need to do is open a new document type anything such as "abc", copy and paste it into the original document and it works!
NOTE: ensure the preferences have been changed as recommended and prior to starting new document.
Hope this helps
Get your act together Adobe. This is not a trivial fault.
Paul Pruneau commented
PLEASE FIX THIS BUG ASAP. This essential feature is currently NOT working.
Darcy Montalvo commented
This is critical to my job function. Please address this ASAP
My Name commented
COME ON ADOBE GET YOUR HEADS FROM WHERE THE SUN DOESN"T SHINE. (btw, first time I've ever used all caps)
This is a huge problem. I can't send proofs and documents to clients without checking spelling. Spellcheck is a basic and essential function. Please make this a priority.
Tom Scott commented
This is a critical issue. I've sent proofs out to clients after spellchecking and assuming no spelling errors (which, alas, had errors). It's embarrassing and unprofessional. I only found out this was an issue by searching Google. You really need to get on top of this and let people know about the issue so we can adjust our workflow. I'm really disappointed with Adobe.
Still not working! When will this issue be fixed?
I sent a lengthy proposal out... It's bad. Adobe, fix this for the love of all the things you've ever bought.
How is fixing spellcheck NOT a priority? InDesign is used primarily to create professional looking documents. Spellcheck is basic word processing function.
This going to be rolled out with the fix soon? Tired of risking losing work over spellcheck issues and having to constantly drop down to older versions just to spellcheck documents.
check indesign preferences > Dictionary
Make sure spelling is set to: Hunspell
trust me it works:)
When will this be fixed as I have thousands of documents in the old version which I need to update daily/weekly and don't have the time to recreate these in a new document just for spelling check to work
The above link doesn't work guys... and spell check doesn't work.... when is there a fix coming?
Matthew McFall commented
Yep my spell check is cactus.
My spell check not working either InDesign CC 15.0.2. I work in publishing - it's imperative I have a spell checker!
Okay, I take that back: after briefly working, 15.0.3 was auto-"updated" this morning to 15.0.2, which (again) erased my preferences...and of course spell check doesn't work again. Doesn't CC check the version number before "updating"?
I give up! I guess this is just another thing I have to get used to with your application. I couldn't place or import a InCopy file for two years, in spite three calls for help to Adobe support, so I guess this is just something I have to wait to come back.
Changing the Dictionary preference to Hunspell has mixed results: a brand new file will run through spell check, but a file designed prior to the latest ID release and being updated in the current version will cause ID to crash. This is far from a fix. If anything, it'll damage files.
We should have to go through this though Adobe. This is a critical basic feature. I sent a client a document with typos. Not impressed.
Thankfully, that worked!