Creative Spelling

If you’re like me, your clients have all sorts of brand names, executive names, cities and URLs that give InDesign’s spell check fits. But you don’t have to just click “skip” repeatedly during a spell check. Add these to the user dictionary.

Pull up the user dictionary by going to Edit > Spelling > User Dictionary… and add your terms here. If you want a name or URL to be case sensitive, check the case sensitive box.

This is particularly helpful for URLs with creative capitalization. If I want “” to always be “,” I add “” to the dictionary and check the case sensitive box. Now if I type “” somewhere, spell check will recommend “” instead.

Bonus tip: Using the import and export buttons, you can share your user dictionaries with your coworkers. 

I post quick tips for InDesign and other Creative Cloud apps on Wednesdays.