How to spell check your slides in Zoho Show | User guide

Spell check a presentation


Spelling errors can happen in even the most well-written documents. We all know the embarrassment of presenting a slideshow only to, too late, catch some error as it projects on the big screen. To help avoid such instances, Zoho Show provides a thorough  Spell Check feature. This feature is set to ON by default, and checks everything that you write against a built-in dictionary, which can check more than 80 languages. As you write, the spell checker will underline suspected mistakes with  red-dotted lines . You can also use this tool to review the entire to document at any time and go through the errors one-by-one. 

To correct spelling as you type

Right-click on the word underlined with red-dots. A dropdown menu will appear with the following options:
  • Choose the word you want to use from the list of suggested
    words. This will replace the misspelled word with the new suggestion.
  • Click Ignore to ignore the currently underlined word. Although the spellchecker will ignore this instance, it will continue to underline it if it repeats anywhere else in the document.
  • Select Ignore All to ignore the underlined word throughout the presentation. 
  • Select Check
    Now and choose Ignore to ignore the underlined word or Change to change the current word in the slide. Alternatively, you can also choose Ignore All or Change All to check the ignore or change the current word in the  entire presentation in one session instead of correcting the spelling one by one while creating a presentation.
  • Click Add to Dictionary when you know that the original word is spelled  correctly and you plan to continue using it with the current spelling. The word will be added to your personal dictionary and will no longer appear as a spelling mistake in future projects.

    correct spelling

         

To spell check the entire document

  1. Select the REVIEW mode in the right pane and choose Tools. You will see the spell checker is automatically enabled to check for spelling errors in the preferred language. 

    Review tab

  2. Click Check Now.  The spell check dialogue box will then show the first misspelled word in underlined in red on the slide. 

    You will be presented with the following options: 
    Select 
    Ignore to ignore the currently underlined word. Although the spellchecker will ignore this instance, it will continue to underline it if it repeats anywhere else in the document.
    Click 
    Ignore All from the drop down to ignore the word throughout the presentation.  

    Ignore options .

  3. Select the correct word from the suggestion list under from the  Change To box and click the dropdown to do one of the following:  Click Change to accept the selected word from the suggestion list. 
    Click Change All to change all instances of the misspelled word in the presentation.

    Change All

  4. Select  Add to Dictionary when you know the word is correctly spelled. The word will be added to your personal dictionary and will no longer appear as a spelling mistake in future projects.  

  5.  Select Check Now to move on to next misspelled word and repeat the previous steps.  When the spell checker does not find any more errors in the presentation, a pop-up will inform you that the check is complete. 

    No spelling errors

Spell Check in Different Languages.

If your presentation contains text in more than one language, then you can use the appropriate dictionaries to spell check these languages. This will change the default language and set the dictionary to the specific language you want. Zoho Show identifies and spell checks 87 different languages.
 
To spell check another language,
  1. Select the REVIEW mode in the right pane and choose Tools. 

    Review tab

  2. Choose the desired language from language dropdown. This will sync the program's custom dictionary with the selected language to spell check the document. 

    Language options

    The spell checker is automatically enabled to check for spelling errors in the preferred language. 

  3. Fix the error using the steps under the topic  Spell Check Your Presentation 

    Only the document owner has the right to change the preferred language. The language option is invisible to the shared users. 


Create Your Personal Dictionary

When you are creating a presentation on a topic that contains specific project terminologies, you might find that a few words appear as misspelled even though they are correct. This is because they are not found in the program's dictionary of the language. In such instances, you can create your own  Personal Dictionary to include a set of words of your choice and avoid your project terminologies being shown as incorrect. 

To add and remove a word from your dictionary,
  1. Select the REVIEW mode in the right pane and choose Tools. 

  2. Select Personal Dictionary.  The Personal Dictionary dialogue box will open.   

    Personal dictionary .

  3. Set the document language in the Language box. 

    Language drop-down

  4. Start adding words to your dictionary as follows: 
  • To add a word, enter the new word into the  Add New Word  text box and click the plus  button.
  • To remove a word, select the word that you wish to remove rom the  Custom Word List and click the minus  button.   

    Add new word

       

Turn Spell Check On or Off

Sometimes a document will be so full of jargon or other specialized language that it isn't practical or prudent to continually add or ignore every unrecognized word. During these times, you may wish to turn off the spell check feature.
 
To spell check on or off,
  1. Select the mode REVIEW in the right pane, choose Tools and then enable/disable the Show spelling errors button.

    Show spelling errors

Spell Check-supported Language

No.
Native Name
Label
Code
1
Afrikaans
Afrikaans
af
2
Amharic
አማርኛ
am
3
Arabic
العربية
ar
4
Armenian (Armenia)
Armãneashce
hy_AM
5
Azerbaijani
Azərbaycanca
az
6
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
Български
bg_BG
7
Bengali, Bangla
বাংলা
bn_BN
8
Catalan
Català
ca
9
Croatian (Croatia)
Hrvatski
hr_HR
10
Czech (Czech Republic)
Česky
cs_CZ
11
Danish
Dansk
da
12
Dutch
Nederlands
nl_NL
13
United States
English(US)
en-US
14
Australia
English(AU)
en-AU
15
Canada
English(CA)
en-CA
16
New Zealand
English(NZ)
en-NZ
17
United Kingdom
English(UK)
en-GB
18
South Africa
English(ZA)
en-ZA
19
Esperanto
Esperanto
eo_l3
20
Estonian (Estonia)
Eesti
et_EE
21
Faroese (Faroe Islands)
Føroyskt
fo_FO
22
Farsi
فارس
fa
23
Fijian
Vakaviti
fj_FJ
24
French (France)
Français
fr-FR
25
Western Frisian
Frysk
fy_NL
26
Galician
Galego
gl
27
German (Germany)
Deutsch(DE)
de-DE
28
German (Austria)
Deutsch(AT)
de-AT
29
German (Switzerland)
Deutsch(CH)
de-CH
30
Greek (Greece)
Ελληνικά
el_GR
31
Gujarati (India)
ગુજરાતી
gu_IN
32
Hebrew (Israel)
עברית
he-IL
33
Hindi (India)
हिन्दी
hi_IN
34
Hungarian
Magyar
hu
35
Indonesian (Indonesia)
Bahasa Indonesia
id_ID
36
Interlingua
Interlingua
ia
37
Irish
Gaeilge
ga_IE
38
Icelandic
Íslenska
is
39
Italian
Italiano
it
40
Kinyarwanda
Kinyarwanda
rw_RW
41
Korean
한국어
ko
42
Latin
Latina
la
43
Latvian (Latvia)
Latviešu
lv-LV
44
Lithuanian
Lietuvių
lt
45
Maori
Māori
mi
46
Malay (Malaysia)
Bahasa Melayu
ms_MY
47
Malayalam (India)
മലയാളം
ml_IN
48
Marathi (Marāṭhī) (India)
मराठी
mr_IN
49
Mongolian
Монгол
mn_MN
50
Nepali
नेपाली
ne_NP
51
Norwegian Bokmål
Norsk (bokmål)
nb_NO
52
Norwegian Nynorsk
Norsk (nynorsk)
nn
53
Northern Sotho (South Africa)
Sesotho sa Leboa
ns_ZA
54
Occitan
Occitan
oc_FR
55
Oriya
ଓଡ଼ିଆ
or_OR
56
Polish
Polski
PL
57
Portuguese (Portugal)
Português(PT)
pt_PT
58
Portuguese (Brazil)
Português(BR)
pt-BR
59
Punjabi
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
pa
60
Quechua (Bolivia)
Qhichwa Simi
qu_BO
61
Romansh
Rumantsch
rw_RW
62
Romanian
Română
ro
63
Russian
Русский
ru
64
Scottish Gaelic, Gaelic
Gàidhlig
gd_GB
65
Serbian
Srpski
sr
66
Slovak
Slovenčina
sk
67
Slovene
Slovenščina
sl
68
Spanish (Castilian)
Español(ES)
es-ES
69
Spanish (Chile)
Español(CL)
es_CL
70
Spanish (Colombia)
Español(CO)
es_CO
71
Spanish (Ecuador)
Español(EC)
es_EC
72
Spanish (Mexico)
Español(MX)
es-MX
73
Spanish (Nicaragua)
Español(NI)
es_NI
74
Spanish (Peru)
Español(PE)
es_PE
75
Spanish (Puerto Rico)
Español(PR)
es_PR
76
Spanish (Uruguay)
Español(UY)
es_UY
77
Swedish (Sweden)
Svenska
sv_SE
78
Swahili (Kenya)
Kiswahili
sw_KE
79
Tamil (India)
தமிழ்
ta_TA
80
Tswana (South Africa)
Setswana
tn_ZA
81
Tsonga
Xitsonga
ts_ZA
82
Ukrainian
Українська
uk
83
Uzbek (Latin) (Uzbekistan)
O'zbek
uz_UZ
84
Venda
Tshivenḓa
ve_ZA
85
Vietnamese
Tiếng Việt
vi_VI
86
Xhosa (South Africa)
isiXhosa
xh_ZA
87
Zulu (South Africa)
isiZulu
zu-



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