It may seem so simple, but what a time-saver for anyone working on a text-heavy document!

Similar to the search direction feature in the Find/Change dialog, you can now choose to search backward when spell checking a document. No more worrying about skipping a word by mistake and having to cycle through an entire document or story to find that word again.

The Direction option in the Check Spelling dialog allows you to stop, select the opposite direction of the current search (either forward or backward), and find a word you may have skipped and that needs to be changed.

Small but powerful!

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.