Check Spelling in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    To begin, ensure that you have Adobe Illustrator open and your document ready. We have shown you how to do this in other tutorials. In this video, an extract from a book has been imported. Although it is rare that Illustrator is used as a word processor, you may have text within your work if, for example, you are preparing a magazine page or web site. This is a very useful tool to have, which will save you time when working. Please note that you can only use the spell-checking feature for text that has not been rasterized, or flattened, into an image object. There is also find-and-replace function in Illustrator that is discussed in another VisiHow tutorial.
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    Click the "Selection Tool" black arrow on the top left-hand side of the toolbar. You may use different selection tools. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to do that.
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    If the text has not been selected, click the text. A blue frame will appear around the edge of the text. The text will be available for editing.
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    Click "Edit".
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    Then, click "Check Spelling...". It is within the third section. You can also press "Ctrl" + "I" on the keyboard. Once the pop-up box has appeared, there will be the "Ready To Start" box. This is where any misspelt words appear. The box below, "Suggestions", will be where Illustrator recommends replacements.
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    To begin, click "Start". In this video, the spellchecker has found the word "Maycomb", which is spelt correctly, because it's a name of a town. There will be suggestions in the "Suggestion" box.
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    You can click "Ignore" to ignore the spellchecker suggestions. This will show the next word in question. The next word the spellchecker has found is "slop", which, it suggests, needs capitalizing owing to the line break before it.
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    You can click "Ignore".
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    Alternatively, if you agree, simply click the correct suggestion within the "Suggestion" box.
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    Then, confirm the change by clicking "Change" at the right-hand side. You may continue checking the text.
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    Once you've finished, you can click "Done" to return to the document.
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