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Creating and Editing Web Pages

Automatic Spelling Checks

Take a moment to scroll to the top of the Destinations page. In the first paragraph, note the red, wavy underline under the name "Balleny," the name of an island in Antarctica.

In the Answer Wizard, type:
How can I check spelling on my page?

In Page view, FrontPage automatically checks the spelling of text you type on the current page, just like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office applications do. An underlined word doesn't necessarily mean the word is spelled incorrectly. FrontPage may simply prompt you to verify unknown or suspected words, which happens most commonly with names of people and places.

If you know that the spelling of a suspected word is correct, you can either choose to ignore such words and keep them unchanged, or add them to a custom dictionary that FrontPage will keep for subsequent spelling checks. If the word is indeed misspelled, you can quickly insert the corrected spelling by right-clicking the suspected word and selecting a suggested correction.

There are three ways FrontPage can check spelling for you:

  • Automatic spelling check as you type text
  • Manual spelling check of the current page
  • Cross-web spelling checks of all pages in a web

Page-based spelling checks are available in Page view by right-clicking suspect words or by clicking the Spelling command on the Tools menu. Cross-web spelling checks are available in every web view.

Spelling checks are important if you want your web content to give visitors a professional impression. If words are misspelled on a single page, people might question the accuracy of your entire Web site content. The flexible spelling features in FrontPage give you the option of checking spelling page by page as you create and edit content, or doing it all at once, just before you publish your web to the World Wide Web.

For this tutorial, you'll check the spelling of your entire web later, in Lesson 2.


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