Techno Design’s Speller XT ($349) is an XTension for QuarkXPress 7 and earlier that takes spell-checking further: This universal binary XTension’s Expression Control feature verifies word combinations, to ensure consistent use of verbiage defined by corporate communications’ style guides, or to catch anomalies such as “graphic tablet” instead of “graphics tablet” or “like in America” instead of “as in America.”
It can convert American English spelling into British English spelling and vice-versa, and is tuned to look for mistakes common in OCR (optical character recognition) conversions. Its foreign language versions include the spelling reform dictionaries for German, Swiss-German, Dutch, and French.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, 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.