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The Check Spelling in Files action allows you to check the spelling on multiple local or remote documents. This action is available in the following locations:This action opens the Check Spelling in Files dialog box that allows you to define the scope and several other options. After you configure the settings for the operation, click the Check All button to check the spelling in all specified files. The spelling corrections are displayed in the Results view at the bottom of the editor and you can group the reported errors as a tree with two levels.
Tip: If you want to instruct the spell checking engine to not report a particular word as being a spelling error in the future, use the Learn Word(s) action from the contextual menu in the Results view.
Figure 1. Check Spelling in Files Dialog Box (Invoked from Project View)

The following scopes are possible, depending on where the action was invoked:

  • All opened files - The spell check is performed in all open files.
  • Current file directory - All the files in the folder of the currently edited file.
  • Current DITA map hierarchy - Option available when the dialog is invoked from the DITA Maps Manager view. Checks the spelling in all references contained in the DITA map.
  • Project - All files from the current project.
  • Selected project resources - The selected files from the current project.
  • Specified path - Checks the spelling in the files located at a path that you specify.

The Options section includes the following options:

  • File filter - Allows you to filter the files from the selected scope.
  • Recurse subdirectories - When selected, the spell check is performed recursively for the specified scope. The one exception is that this option is ignored if the scope is set to All opened files.
  • Include hidden files - When selected, the spell check is also performed in the hidden files.
  • Spell Check Options - The spell check processor uses the options available in the Spell Check preferences page.