Spell checking

variable and value labels

To check the spelling of variable labels and value labels:

  1. Select the Variable View tab in the Data Editor window.
  2. Right-click the Labels or Values column and from the pop-up menu choose:



  3. In Variable View, from the menus choose:

    Utilities > Spelling


  4. In the Value Labels dialog box, click Spelling. (This limits the spell checking to the value labels for a particular variable.)

Spell checking is limited to variable labels and value labels in Variable View of the Data Editor.

String data values

To check the spelling of string data values:

  1. Select the Data View tab of the Data Editor.
  2. Optionally, select one or more variables (columns) to check. To select a variable, click the variable name at the top of the column.
  3. From the menus choose:

    Utilities > Spelling

  • If there are no selected variables in Data View, all string variables will be checked.
  • If there are no string variables in the dataset or the none of the selected variables is a string variable, the Spelling option on the Utilities menu is disabled.