Using spell check

On the Content and Quotation & comments tabs, you can click the blue field labels to open editor windows (or press F9) to open spell check.

Setting the language for spell check

  1. On the Tools menu, click Spelling.
  2. If you want Citavi to highlight misspelled words as you write, select the Check spelling while you type checkbox.
  3. Choose the Default spell check language for new quotations, abstracts, etc. This does not apply to existing entries, and you can apply a different language to a passage at any time.

Correcting Misspelled Words

Misspelled words are denoted by a wavy red underline.

  1. Right-click the misspelled word.
  2. Select the suggestion you want to accept on the shortcut menu.

Adding Dictionaries

  1. In your browser, load the page
  2. In the box in the upper-left, click Search Extensions and then Dictionaries.
  3. In the Search field, enter the language you want and click Search.
  4. Find the dictionary you need and click it. Then, click Download extension.
  5. Change the file name extension of the downloaded file from .oxt to .zip.
  6. Right-click the Zip file and click Extract all.
  7. Review the license agreement for the dictionary. Move the files with the extensions .aff and .dic to: C:\Users\YOUR.NAME\AppData\Roaming\Swiss Academic Software\Citavi 6\Settings\ProofingTools.

Adding Words to the Spelling Checker Dictionary

  1. Right-click a word with a red underline.
  2. Select the Add "[word]" to dictionary option.

Editing User-Added Dictionaries

Citavi saves user-added dictionaries as text files in the folder %appdata%\Swiss Academic Software\Citavi 6\Settings\ProofingTools\Custom.Citavi creates a text file for each language and updates the files when you exit Citavi. You can edit the text files with any text editor, including the Windows editor. You can delete words that you accidentally added to the dictionary or add technical terms that were not in the original dictionary.