Spell Check allows you to detect and correct spelling mistakes in the information recorded in your family tree.
Spell check as you type
Spelling mistakes can be automatically detected as you type. Right clicking over a spelling mistake provides options for correcting the mistake. You can choose from a list of suggested words, ignore all instances of the mistake until the next time you start the application add the word to the custom dictionary so it is no longer detected as a mistake.
Fig 1. Spell check as you type.
Global spell check
You can spell check all text in the file using the global spell check tool. Pressing F7 will automatically load the spell check dialog.
Spelling mistakes are displayed in red. Choose a correction from the list of spelling suggestions or type your own correction.
Fig 2. The global spell check tool.
Spell check options
Ignore: ignores the current misspelt word.
Ignore all: ignores this and future occurrences of the misspelt word.
Add word: adds the current misspelt word to the custom dictionary. It will no longer be detected as a spelling mistake.
Change: corrects the misspelt word using the text in the Change to box.
Change all: corrects all future occurrences the misspelt word using the text in the Change to box.
Dictionary: the language of the spell checking dictionary. By default, My Family Tree supports all major versions of English, French, German and Spanish. Additional dictionaries are available if additional languages have been added on Windows 8.1 or later.
Check spelling as you type: automatically checks spelling as you type text into My Family Tree. This option is only available for English, French, Spanish and German language dictionaries.
Spelling reform: sets the spelling reform mode. This option is only available for French and German language dictionaries.
Ignore words beginning with a capital: ignores words beginning with a capital letter during a global spell check.
Ignore words with mixed case: ignores words with both upper and lower case letters during a global spell check.
Ignore words with all capitals: ignores words with all capital letters during a global spell check.
Ignore words with numbers: ignores words which contain numbers during a global spell check.
Ignore single letters: ignores single letters during a global spell check.
Ignore fields expected to contain proper nouns: ignores fields which are expected to contain names of places.
Custom dictionary: edit the list of words which should be omitted from spell checking.
The languages which can be spell checked depend on the version of Windows® and the version of the .NET Framework installed on your device.
|Operating system||Languages Supported|
|Spell checking capabilities are available for languages in the 'Region & language' languages list (see Adding extra languages below).|
Windows Vista® SP2
Windows XP SP3
|English, French, Spanish, German|
Adding extra languages
On Windows 8.1 and later simply click "Add a language" in the Region and Language section of the Settings app. Choose your preferred spell check language and wait for the download and installation of the feature to complete. The next time you start My Family Tree, any new languages will be available for use in spell check.
Fig 3. Adding a language in Windows 10.