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Notes Tips #26: Spellcheck Several Languages at Once

Did you know you can spellcheck several languages at once in HCL Notes? No? Well, read on then!

Most text processors and certain other mail clients will automatically detect what language you write in while spell checking. So if you change from Norwegian to English, and both of these languages are installed on your computer, it will change the spell checking to the language you are currently writing in.

Notes does not do that. If you want to spell check in another language than the default language, you must manually change to the language you want to use for spell checking.

Here is how you can spell check more than one language at once in Notes:

  1. Write the text:
    Text in a rich text field in HCL Notes
    .
  2. Highlight the text you want to spell check in a different language from the default language:
    Spellcheck two languages at once in HCL Notes
    .
  3. Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and hit the K key. Or go to the menu Text and choose Text Properties:
    Text Properties in HCL Notes
    .
  4. In the popup window, go to the Language field at the bottom and choose the desired language:
    Choose Language in Text Properties in HCL Notes
    .
  5. The language will now be changed for the highlighted text:
    Spellchecked languages in HCL Notes

And that’s it!

You can of course choose a third language, and a fourth one and so on. As long as they are installed in your Notes client, it should work.

See all Notes tips here!

4 thoughts on “Notes Tips #26: Spellcheck Several Languages at Once”

  1. Hi,

    Not sure if this is the place to post a question, but I will give it a go anyway.

    I used to work as a Lotus Notes developer and have plenty of database on my computers to handle all the data storage. I am receiving a warning that my certificate will expire in a couple of months (July 2021). When I try to extend my certificate or create a new user, Notes Administrator cannot access the Local server. I’ve seen this problem before but I cannot remember how I fixed. I vaguely remember something about a PATH line in the variables file. If I cannot find a solution soon, I won’t be able to access my data again. Can anyone help me?

    1. Marcelo,
      Do you still have a Domino server? You should extend your certificate on the server. When you have selected your server in the Domino administrator go to the configuration tab and select Security – Certificates – Certificate expiration. Select your user ID and “Recertify Selected Person”. Make sure your server is listed in under Server and select the certifier id that was used to create the user. The rest should be clear in itself.
      If you don’t have a Domino server, you shouldn’t worry. You should be able to access your local databases also with an expired ID.

  2. Marcelo,
    If you don’t have access to the server to manage the ID, you have 2 options:
    1) If you have another ID that has a longer life, or you manage on a different server, add the other ID to the ACL and grant it Manager rights.
    2) If you don’t have another ID anywhere, you need to set the ACL to default as Manager and it should allow you to access it, even if the ID expires. But you are better off making your own ID to ensure access.
    You may also want to create a new copy of the db without encryption prior to the expiration of your ID file, or you may be locked out from it.

  3. Thank you, Martjin and Keith

    Working as a developer in my previous life, I just managed to bluff my way in the Administrator arena. I was aware of the steps, but my Local server appears to the right of a small Stop sign in the Admin client. Mind you it is a 6.5 version. When I try to re-certify or, in fact, create a new user, the response is always the same: “Unable to find path to server”. I remember having fixed this issue very easily in the past with a parameter of some sort. But I cannot remember the details. I vaguely remember the PATH line. Maybe my memory is playing tricks with me. It is a relief to know I should be able to access my local databases. My ID already has got Manager access to them. I can put up with the warning message once a day. I only use the Local versions as I am not connected to any server.

    It is good that Domino still exists. It gave me 15 years of interesting professional life. You both seem to be quite cluey. I hope it is working well for you , gentlemen.

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