Spell check with Transit NXT SP 3
Thread poster: patriciabr

patriciabr  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:20
English to Spanish
Dec 20, 2010

Hi, it's me again.

I'm trying to run a spell check in my target but the option in the menu is greyed out. I was able to right click on a segment and use the option Spelling for Segment. First of all, it didn't recognize the language as Spanish and it marked every word as a mistake; second, I need to figure out how to do it for the whole document. I tried selecting my target text with Control+Shift+End and then right clicking on it to see if it would give me an option, to no avail.

Why do you think the Spell Check option is greyed out? Should I do something else before running a spell check?

Thanks again for your valuable help.



Christopher Schmidt  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:20
Member (2005)
German to English
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openoffice dictionary Dec 21, 2010

Before you can run a spell check, you'll need to first install an openoffice spell checker dictionary, available from openoffice.org. Details on the installation procedure can be found in chapter 8 of the the NXT installation instructions (essentially, you download a dictionary from the openoffice.org dictionary page and place it in a specified subfolder in your transit nxt installation directory).


Hope this helps!


patriciabr  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:20
English to Spanish
Thank you Chris Dec 21, 2010

Thanks for the ìnfo. I'll do it and see what happens.



patriciabr  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:20
English to Spanish
Copying the aff and dic files did not work Dec 21, 2010

I have followed the instructions and downloaded the files aff and dic and created a Spell folder in the path C:/Program Files/Transit NXT/Spell

but nothing happened.

If someone knows what I've done wrong please let me know.




Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:20
Member (2003)
German to English
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Are the dictionaries activated? Dec 22, 2010

Make sure the dictionaries are included in the spellcheck under

Review > Spellcheck > Based on... > Default dictionary



patriciabr  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:20
English to Spanish
Activation of dictionary Dec 22, 2010

Thank Jillian. That option that you mention is also greyed out and I cannot change it either.



Slawomir Nieciecki  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:20
English to Polish
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Patricia, Feb 11, 2011

copy dictionaries into following folder
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Transit NXT\spell
Just paste this address to explorer (you will not be able to navigate there manually).
Then review > spell-check>auto (check the box).


Lynn Webb  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:20
Member (2009)
German to English
Solution for disabled spell check Feb 25, 2011

If the spelling option is greyed out, do the following:

1. Close Transit.
2. Make sure you have the correct path to your "spell" folder by checking the path in the starte.ini file, which is located in the Transit program's "bin" folder.
3. Make sure the spelling dictionary files _.aff and _.dic are in the folder.
4. Copy the spell folder somewhere else temporarily.
5. Restart Transit. You should notice that the spelling option is now available. Try to use it. It will give you an error message indicating that no spelling dictionary could be found.
6. Close Transit. Copy the spell folder back into the correct location based on the path information in the starte.ini file.
7. Relaunch Transit. You should now notice that the spelling option is available again. When you run it, it should now be able to use the dictionaries in your spell folder.

Hope this helps. It worked for me.


Steve Poynter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:20
German to English
Check the location where Transit was installed Feb 27, 2011

Hi all,

I had this problem, Transit simply would not recognise the spell check files, even though they were in the location specified by the starte.ini file (the exact location seems to vary depending on the install and/or version of Windows).

After looking at several support forum discussions and consulting the manual in detail, I found out that Transit must be installed in its own folder, and not in the 'Programs'/'Program Files' folder (even though this is the location that the installer suggests!).

This is where I installed Transit originally, so I had to reinstall Transit in a different location - in a directory on the C: drive, which I named 'Transit'. This resulted in a different 'spell' folder being created in this 'Transit' folder. I then put the .aff and .dic files into this 'spell' folder, as previous posters here and the manual advise; this time it worked! For whatever reason, on my computer, Transit simply would not recognise the .aff and .dic files if they were anywhere in the 'Programs'/'Program Files' folder.

So if I were you and you've still not managed to get it working, I'd check to see where Transit is installed - if it's in the 'Programs'/'Program Files' folder, you may want to try reinstalling it in its own folder, such as 'C:\Transit' or similar. It's a bit of a hassle, but that's what worked for me.

Hope this helps.



Paraskevas Stavrakos  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:20
Member (2011)
English to Greek
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Many thanks to Lynn May 1, 2014

Thank you Lynn,

Your method worked for me for Greek.
I copied the .aff, .dic files for the greek language which I found on the internet into "spell" folder and it really worked.

The fault message that showed up before solving it was:
The spellchecker for Greek is not installed/selected.

I own the following software:
Transit NXT Workstation
Version 4.0 SP 5

Thanks again


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