One feature I’ve heard people wish for in QuarkXPress is to check spelling as you type — especially in multiple languages. One time-tested solution is AutoCorrectXT 3.4, a $50 XTension for QuarkXPress 7/8/9 from AthenaSoft. In addition to using its own dictionaries, it can also correct user-defined typing errors.
AutoCorrectXT fixes spelling errors in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Norwegian. (An Arabic version is available for $95.)
For more information or to download a free trial version of AutoCorrectXT, see the AthenaSoft website.
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.