Using the Spell Check Tool

Reference Number: KB-00635
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I have added a great deal of text to my drawing file, and I am almost ready to create a layout file using Chief Architect. How do I check the spelling of my text in a drawing file or layout file?


Spelling can be checked using the Spell Check utility. There are two ways to check spelling in a plan or layout file - throughout the entire file or in the selected text object(s) only.

To check spelling in an entire file

  1. Open the drawing or layout file in which you would like to check spelling.

    If you run Spell Check in a layout file, only the text that was created on the layout page will be checked - text in the views sent to the layout page will not.

  2. Select Tools> Checks> Spell Check from the menu to open the Check Spelling dialog.

  3. In this dialog, you will be able to:

    • Check all text in your document.

    • Ignore certain text items.

    • Add custom text entries to the spell checker.

    • Correct misspelled words.

  4. When Spell Check has checked the entire file, the Spell Check Results dialog will open, displaying:

    • How many words were checked.

    • How many errors were detected.

    • How many custom words were created during your spell check session.

    • Review this information and click the Done button to close the dialog.

To check spelling in selected text objects

  1. Click the Select Objects button, then click on one or more Text object(s) to select them.

  2. Click the Open Object edit button, and on the Text panel of the Text Specification dialog, click the Spell Check button.

  3. The Spell Check utility will run as described above.