Hi Candice, You can't change the spellings, but you can tell your spell checker to ignore all occurrences of each made-up word or name as it comes up. You can also tell the spell checker to ignore capitalized words which might shrink the number of misspelled words by a whole lot. That's generally what I do before reading. Ignoring capitalized words does make the number of improperly spelled words a lot smaller. But to answer your question, you can't change spellings unless they scanned incorrectly. If they did scan incorrectly, then you can use the "replace all" feature in the spell checker dialogue to fix things globally. Have you tried any of this stuff? It might help and reduce your frustration a lot! If you need help using the spell checker's many possible helpful features, just tell us what program you're using and I'm sure you'll have lots of help here! Good luck! Mayrie -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of candice Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 7:52 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] question about spell check I've been atempting to spell check this book for like a half an hour, and most everything coming up is a proper name or a made up thing since it is a science fiction book. My question is if it's scanned in would it not ruin the author's intent by changing most spellings? For a 500 page science fiction book, am I spitting in to the wind? Candice To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.