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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Checking Your Spelling and Grammar

I know you’re a word whiz and probably aced all your spelling exams in seventh grade, but just in case you can’t remember whether accommodation has two M’s or two C’s (yes to both), your favorite teacher will never know because Scrivener has a built-in spelling guru.

You can either have Scrivener check your spelling and grammar while you type or only when you ask it to:

check.png Automatic: To turn instant spell checking on or off for the current project, choose Edit⇒Spelling and Grammar⇒Check Spelling While Typing. (Windows users, choose Tools⇒Options to open the Options window. Select the Auto-Correction tab, and then select Check Spelling as You Type in the Spelling section at the top of the window. This setting affects all projects.)

To change the spelling and grammar settings for all projects on the Mac, go to Scrivener⇒Preferences, select Corrections at the top of the window that opens, and select the desired options in the Spelling section.

check.png Manual: If you have instant spell checking turned off, then when you’re ready to have Scrivener check your spelling, choose Edit⇒Spelling and Grammar⇒Show Spelling and Grammar (Windows users go to Tools⇒Spelling).

A window pops up — similar to the one in most word processors — that lets you step through the document ...

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