1. What the Spellcheck Entails

  2. How to Activate/Deactivate the Spellcheck

  3. Applying Suggested Corrections

  4. Adding and Managing Ignored Words

  5. Changing the Spellcheck Language

What the SciFlow Spellcheck Offers

The in-app spellcheck currently supports British and American English as well as german and is respectively provided by LanguageTool (LT) and DUDEN Mentor (DM).

In their basic versions, these spellchecks contain the analysis of orthographic, grammatical, and punctuation errors.

Besides this basic version, there is also an upgradeable pro version for each tool. Below you can find all the services provided by the pro versions.

LT Pro

Besides the basic examination of orthographic, grammatical, and punctuation matters, this pro version of LanguageTool entails advanced suggestions to improve style and delivery as well as the recognition of misused standard serial numbers.

DM Pro

Besides the basic examination of orthographic, grammatical, and punctuation matters, this pro version of Duden Mentor entails recognizing word doublets, filler words, and suggestions of synonyms and tips for a better reading experience.

How to Run a Spellcheck

You can find the spellcheck menu in the sidebar. From there, you can choose to run a spellcheck on your document by either selecting Start checking now or activating the modulator in the top right corner. Use the same modulator to deactvivate the spellchek again.

A progress bar appears while the spellcheck runs through the document and disappears once the run concludes. After that, you can browse through the list of corrections the check has found for you to apply or ignore them.


Based on the current document's language, SciFlow preselects a language for the spellcheck. To check a chapter in a different tongue, you can alter that chapter's language setting.

Applying Suggested Corrections

After you spellchecked a document, all issued items are listed ordered by their appearance in a chapter. Respective chapters pend on top of entries that appear within them, displaying where to find them.

From there, you can browse through all found spellcheck entries. Clicking on any of them leads you to its position in the running text and gives further details regarding the diagnosed issue.

By selecting the checkmark, you can accept the suggested spelling or choosing one of the more suggestions by clicking on it. The corrected spelling is then automatically applied to the text.

Adding and Managing Ignored Words

To avoid personal names or other proper nouns repeatedly declared as possible errors, you can add them to your list of ignored words. From that point on, the spellcheck no longer suggests corrections for those incidents.

To add a word to the ignored list, click on the cross mark next to the phrase entry.

To review or remove a word from your list of ignored words, open the spellcheck menu next to the modulator, and choose the option Manage ignored words.

There you find all of the currently ignored words and can also remove them again by selecting the trash icon.

Checking for a Specific Language

Even though the SciFlow predetermines spellchecks by your document's language setting, one can assign a different checking language to the whole document or each chapter individually. This way, spellcheck can be provided for differently purposed sections (e. g., a German abstract in an otherwise English thesis).

The Documents Spellcheck Language

To change the whole document's spellcheck language, open the spellcheck menu from the sidebar and select the context menu (Spellcheck options) in the top right corner of the interface. There you can choose between one of the provided languages for spellchecking the entire document.

A Chapters Spellcheck Language

To assign a different language to a particular chapter, open the spellcheck menu from the sidebar and find the chapter you want to apply a new checking language. Once you found it, select the context menu to the right of the chapter name. There a different spellcheck language can be assigned, examining only the respective chapter under the new prerequisites.

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