Quickest Spell Check
I love the Dynamic Spelling feature in CS2 – it flags words in the layout that aren’t in its dictionary, a la Microsoft Word – but it can be distracting when you’re designing the layout itself. I get tired of going to the Edit > Spelling menu all the time to toggle Dynamic Spelling on and off. You too?
Give it a keyboard shortcut. Go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and in the Product Area section, choose Edit Menu > Spelling: Dynamic Spellcheck. I assigned control-S (on my Mac) to the command.
You can leave the checkbox for Enable Dynamic Spelling unchecked in Preferences, that just sets its initial on/off state. So by default, as you work on a layout, Dynamic Spelling won’t be active. But if you quickly want to check to make sure a word is spelled correctly, press your Dynamic Spelling keyboard shortcut to turn it on. If the word is misspelled, it’ll get that wavy red line under it, and you can right-click on it to choose the correct spelling from the list of suggestions or add it to your Dictionary. If the word is spelled correctly, nothing happens – no wavy line.
Press the keyboard shortcut again to toggle Dynamic Spelling off and go on your way.