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Disable or enable spell checking on a journal field

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Disable or enable spell checking on a journal field

Spell checking is turned on by default on most input fields, except for single-line input fields. The spell checker highlights misspelled words.

Before you begin

Role required: personalize_dictionary

About this task

To enable the spell checking dictionary, install the appropriate language plugin. Localization plugins have the same name format, such as I18: German Translations.

The dictionaries available for spell checking include the following languages:
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English US
  • English UK
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
Note: The words in the dictionary are part of the language plugin. You cannot add, remove, or modify the dictionary.

You can select a dictionary to use for a language that does not have a spell checker dictionary by navigating to System Properties > System Localization.

Spell check dictionary selection for languages


  1. Navigate to System Definition > Dictionary.
  2. Filter the list to view journal type fields and select a field to spell check.
    An example is the comments field in the Task table. This applies spell checking in the specified language to the multi-line Comments text box for incidents, problems, and changes.
  3. Click the table name to open the Dictionary form.
  4. Configure the form and add the Spell check check box.
  5. Clear the check box to disable spell checking in every Comments field on the Task table.