InDitect spell checking sets standards in terms of speed, great correction accuracy, and vocabulary. The logic developed by Dieckmann for detecting word endings and word compositions.
InDitect detects many different kinds of errors during both dynamic and manual spell checking by InCopy and InDesign. Thus for instance, InDitect also detects incorrect use of lower case or missing spaces between words and identifies them accordingly. Once InDitect finds an error, it generates a suggestion list with possible alternatives as the user is accustomed to seeing it. Since the degree of agreement is also checked, the user is always offered this suggestion list's best possible quality.
Afrikaans, American English, Bahasa (Malay, Indonesian), British English, Bulgarian, Danish, German (old spelling), German (new spelling)—August 2006, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Dutch, Devanagari Indian, Icelandic, Italian, Catalan, Kiswahili, Croatian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, New Greenlandic, Bokmal Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian, Polish, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Latin/Cyrillic Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, Philippine Tagalog, Czech, and Ukrainian
Adobe InDesign beginning with version CS5.5
Adobe InCopy beginning with version CS5.5
Internet access or Email account for product activation
Mac OS X beginning with version 10.8 or 32- or 64-bit Windows operating system
Since not only correct and incorrect spellings can be added with the InDitect spell check, but also word combinations, word rules, proposed lists for certain words, and in-house spellings, InDitect has its own dialog to enable it to record these extended words and rules.
With InDitect, you can record word combinations of up to five consecutive words— here for example, "Barbara Streysand." If the word Streysand stands alone in the text, it's marked as incorrect. On the other hand, the word is recognized as correct if the name Barbara precedes it.
With InDitect Pro, you create your in-house spellings and exceptions in a flash. An entry such as Photo*=Foto suffices to mark all words that begin with Photo as exceptions and instead to offer a suggestion beginning with Foto. Are all words beginning with Lkw- capitalized where you work? No problem! The rule Lkw-*=LKW does this job for you. Do you want to ban the word "workstation" from your vocabulary and use "computer" or "desktop computer" instead? That's possible too with the following entry: Workstation=Desktop,PC.
Despite the gigantic vocabulary and expanded error detection, InDitect doesn't lose anything in performance. On the contrary, InDitect is mainly used at large magazines and daily newspapers—in other words, right where time is money.
For more than thirty years, German tinkerer Frank Dieckmann has been developing and refining his process for checking correct spelling. Constant, intensive cooperation with newspapers, publishing houses, and others caused the quality to mature in such a way that the Dieckmann process stands out again and again in comparison tests at customers and professional journals.