AutoCorrectXT Fixes Spelling on the Fly

One feature I’ve heard people wish for in QuarkXPress 7 and 8 is to check spelling as you type. The solution is available in a $50 XTension. AthenaSoft’s AutoCorrectXT 3.3 is an XTension for QuarkXPress 7 or 8 that adds an auto-correct feature. It can also correct user-defined typing errors.

In addition, the XTension lets you create “boilerplate” text — words or phrases that can be inserted by typing a few characters. It supports English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Norwegian. An Arabic version is available for $95.

For more information or to purchase  AutoCorrectXT, see the AthenaSoft website.

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.

2 thoughts on “AutoCorrectXT Fixes Spelling on the Fly

  1. Paul

    Tried version 2 of AutoCorrectXT and Quark would crash when selecting text – disabling the xtension resolved it (this could be due to an incompatibility between that version and Quark 8). I will likely try AutoCorrectXT 3 because spell checking on-the-fly is very appealing as an added measure of protection should I forget to manally check spelling before running a print job. Would love to see this functionality built into Quark.

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