On the Content and Quotations tabs, you can click the blue field labels to open editor windows (or press F9). These windows provide a spelling checker.
Applying a Spell Check Language
- On the Tools menu, click Spelling.
- If you want Citavi to highlight misspelled words as you write, select the Check spelling while you type checkbox.
- Choose the Default spell check language for new quotations, abstracts, etc. This does not apply to existing entries, and you can apply a different language to a passage at any time.
Correcting Misspelled Words
Misspelled words are denoted by a wavy red underline.
- Right-click the misspelled word
- Click the suggestion you want to accept on the shortcut menu.
- In your browser, load the page http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/dictionaries.
- In the box in the upper-left click Search Extensions.
- In the Search field, enter the language you want and click Search.
- Find the dictionary you need and click it. Then, click Download extension and then choose Save file.
- Change the file name extension of the downloaded file from .oxt to .zip.
- Right-click the Zip file and click Extract all.
- Review the license agreement for the dictionary. Move the files with the extensions .aff and .dic to: Documents\Citavi 5\Settings\ProofingTools.
Adding Words to the Spelling Checker Dictionary (Citavi 5.1 or later)
- Right-click a word with a red underline.
- Select Add "[word]" to dictionary.
Editing User-Added Dictionaries (Citavi 5.1 or later)
Citavi saves user-added dictionaries as text files in the folder Citavi 5\Settings\ProofingTools\Custom. Citavi creates a text file for each language and updates the files when you exit Citavi. You can edit the text files with any text editor, including the Windows editor. You can delete words that you accidentally added to the dictionary or add technical terms that were not in the original dictionary.