Check and edit text using the Dictionary


The Dictionary checks each text string in the image or in a user-defined area of the image.

If it finds a word that it does not recognize, it displays the string containing the word. If the word is correct, you can either ignore it or add it to the Dictionary. If the word is incorrect, you can either replace it with a word suggested by the Dictionary or you can edit it manually.


1. If you want to check all vector text, make sure the whole image is displayed. You can display the whole image by clicking on or pressing the Home key.

If you only want to check the text on part of the image, choose the part you want to check by windowing it or zooming into it.

2. Select OCR Menu > Dictionary.

A dialog appears.

3. Click the Spell Check button.

Scan2CAD checks the text strings on the image and stops when it finds an unknown word. The unknown word and the string it is in are displayed in the dialog:


Raster display:

Vector display:


4. You can do any of the following:
Delete the entire string.
Ignore the unknown word.
Add the unknown word to the Dictionary.
Change the unknown word to a word suggested by the Dictionary, if any.
Edit the unknown word directly in the vector display. If you do this, you must press [Return] after making the edit. If you do not press [Return], the edit will not be saved.

After you have pressed [Return], click the Spell Check button to restart the check.




By default Scan2CAD checks the text on the image using the default Dictionary, S2CDict.smh. You can change the Dictionary by going to OCR Menu > Dictionary and selecting a new current Dictionary.

The Dictionary can be any list of words saved as a plain text file with a .smh extension. Each word in the list must be separated by a carriage return. It does not matter whether the words in the list are upper case or lower case.

To delete a word from the Dictionary, load the file \scan2cadv8\s2cdict.smh into any text editor like Notepad. Delete the word from the file. Save the file.


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