Nothing ruins a professional appearance faster than spelling errors. Even if you’re not a bad speller, you’re bound to make a mistake or two, so having background spell-checking is convenient.
By default, Expression Web does not check your spelling as you type. If you want to check your spelling, select Tools, Spelling, Spelling. If Design view is active, Expression Web checks the spelling in the active document. If one or more files or folders are selected in the Folder List, Expression Web gives you the choice of checking spelling for the selected page(s) or for your entire site.
Expression Web underlines words it believes to be misspelled with a red line. Right-clicking the underlined text presents you with a menu, allowing you to ignore the problem or take some action to correct it.
You can also configure Expression Web so that it checks your spelling as you type. To do that, select Tools, Spelling, Spelling Options and make sure Check Spelling As You Type is checked and Hide Spelling Errors is not checked (see Figure 3.11). You can also set other spelling options from this dialog and edit your dictionary.
Figure 3.11. Spelling options are configured in the Spelling Options dialog. From here, you can also edit your custom dictionary.