All text red squiggle underlines

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I'm working on a long document that I brought in from Word. I just placed it. Most of the text has the red squiggles. If I retype the text, it goes away. Makes it impossible to find real errors. Everything is set to English - I did have one paragraph style oddly set to Arabic, but I fixed it. I tried another suggestion of saving as a .idml but that didn't work. Any ideas?

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Hey Melissa:

 

I looked at the file and it's definitely an overrides issues. For example, all of the styles on page 22 are using multiple overrides, including Arabic for the language.

 

You will need to update one paragraph, redefine the style, then select all and use the clear overrides button to remove the overrides on the other paragraphs. Note that on page 22 the style is called Body (it seems like those paragraphs are labels or heads) so pay attention to what else changes when you redefine style/clear overrides if Body is in use on the other pages.

 

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All text red squiggle underlines

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I'm working on a long document that I brought in from Word. I just placed it. Most of the text has the red squiggles. If I retype the text, it goes away. Makes it impossible to find real errors. Everything is set to English - I did have one paragraph style oddly set to Arabic, but I fixed it. I tried another suggestion of saving as a .idml but that didn't work. Any ideas?

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Hey Melissa:

 

I looked at the file and it's definitely an overrides issues. For example, all of the styles on page 22 are using multiple overrides, including Arabic for the language.

 

You will need to update one paragraph, redefine the style, then select all and use the clear overrides button to remove the overrides on the other paragraphs. Note that on page 22 the style is called Body (it seems like those paragraphs are labels or heads) so pay attention to what else changes when you redefine style/clear overrides if Body is in use on the other pages.

 

~Barb 

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Seems like spell check. Try Edit>Spelling>Dynamic Spelling and disable it

 

-Manan

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Yes, it's spell check but why is it doing this? I don't want to just disable it, it's wrong, I want it to work correctly. There is something else that happend that is totally bizarre - I can't type an apostrophe. Throughout the text there are quotes, but no apostrophes. They are all represented with > but not really, it's like a special character that is not quite > and when I try and replace with an ' apostrophe, it literally just types the > character again. I am losing my mind with this project and it's a trade - not getting paid.

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"...when I try and replace with an ' apostrophe, it literally just types the > character again..."

Check out the paragraph overrides

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Yeah, something really weird happening there. I'm working on it, think I solved it. Now for the dynamic spelling issue...

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I think if you select your paragraph that is still arabic language applied in language menu

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Could be a Character Style that has a different language that is applied together with the Paragraph style. Set the cursor in the text, then holding down Alt and Shift click on the correct style name in the Paragraph styles panel to delete all overrides and character styles. Does that fix things?

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Nope. No character styles applied, either. The original document is a mess in Word. I don't know how to use word very well. 

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Can you share one page of your indesign file, with a couple of paragraphs, as in your screenshot, with us?

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