Dictionary / Spell Checker
The program provides eight dictionaries that may be used for spell checking words and clues.
To change dictionaries, select Options | Preferences | Language from the menu of the Crossword Construction Kit window. Click on the dictionary language preferred. Or click on the Choose at Spell Check Time option which allows you to select the preferred language at the time you are creating the puzzle.
Optionally add words to the dictionary so that the spell checker includes them as valid words. Select Options | Add to Dictionary from the main menu to open a window displaying any words previously entered as valid. Add or delete words from this list as needed.
Or exclude words from the dictionary so that the spell checker considers them as invalid words. Select Options | Exclude from Dictionary from the main menu to open a window displaying any words previously entered as invalid. Add or delete words from this list as needed.
Activating the Spell Checker
When creating or modifying a puzzle, click on the Spell Check button to proof the spelling of words and clues. The spell checker begins with the first word and works its way through the word list. It then checks the spelling of the clues.
If there are no spelling errors a message appears stating that all words were found in the dictionary and the spelling is OK. If a word is not found in the dictionary, then a dialog box entitled Spelling Suggestions appears. The word in question is highlighted and displayed as shown in the example below.
Crossword Construction Kit > New Puzzle button > Spell Check
A list of suggestions (possible correct spellings) for the word in question appear in the box.
Highlight the correct spelling of the word in the suggestion box and click on the Change button. The correct word is inserted into the Word or Clue field and replaces the misspelled word.
If you are certain that the word questioned by the spell checker is correct, click on the Ignore button. The word is bypassed and the spell checker continues searching for other words.
If the word listed is not found in the spell checker, click on the Add button to add the word to the dictionary. The next time the word is used in a puzzle, the spell checker will skip over it and not slow you down.
Clicking on the Cancel button stops the spell check process and returns to the previous window.