You can check the spelling of all text in your drawing, including
- Single line text
- Multiline text
- Text within attribute values
- Text within block references and their associated block definitions
- Text within nested blocks
Spelling is checked only in objects in the current selection set. If you enter the All option when selecting objects, spelling is checked in all objects in model space and in all layouts. Spelling is not checked in block definitions of unselected block references or in text within dimensions.
AutoCAD provides several main dictionaries, which are available in different languages. The main dictionaries use a standard word list, which you can customize.
During a spelling check, AutoCAD matches the words in the drawing to the words in the current main dictionary. Any words you add are stored in the custom dictionary that is current at the time of the spelling check. For example, you can add proper names so AutoCAD no longer identifies them as misspelled words.
To check spelling in another language, you can change to a different main dictionary. You also can create any number of custom dictionaries and switch to them as needed.
You can change dictionaries in a dialog box or by specifying the dictionary name in the DCTMAIN or DCTCUST system variable. For a list of the dictionary file names, see DCTMAIN.
A custom dictionary is a list of spelling exceptions that you have identified. The files that contain them can be identified by the .cus file extension. You can use any ASCII text editor to add and delete words or to combine dictionaries. If a word is preceded by a tilde (~), AutoCAD always flags the word as incorrect.
You also can create and edit dictionaries from inside AutoCAD.
Now I show you how to switch dictionaries while checking spelling:
- From the Tools menu, choose Spelling.
- Select the text that you want to check and press ENTER.
- In the Check Spelling dialog box, choose Change Dictionaries.
- Do one of the following:
- To change the main dictionary, select a dictionary from the Main Dictionary list.
- To change the custom dictionary, select or enter a name under Custom Dictionary.
- To select from a list of dictionaries, choose Browse.
5. Choose Apply and Close
Command line: SPELL
Here is all command you need to know to work correct with text and spelling:
“SPELL” – Check spelling in a drawings
“DCTCUST” – Displays the name and the path of current spell dictionary
“DCTMAIN” – Dysplays the name and the file of the current main dictionary