Lingsoft Proofreader for Adobe InDesign CS Proofing Tools

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Congratulations for choosing Lingsoft Proofreader for Adobe InDesign. You now have a new powerful tool in your hands. Lingsoft Proofreader:
  • hyphenates words including long and complex compounds without fail
  • fast and easy to install
  • instantly ready for use
  • recognizes every acceptable derivative form in the Finnish basic lexicon including related compounds and inflections
  • identifies 99 per cent of syllabic boundaries suggesting correct hyphenation in 99.99 cases out of 100 (figures valid for Finnish language)
  • available in the same user interface than the native Adobe InDesign CS proofing tools
  • also supports Adobe InCopy CS.

Lingsoft Proofreader for Adobe InDesign works in the main like the native Adobe InDesign hyphenation and proofreading facility. Unlike traditional proofing tools Lingsoft Proofreader does not draw on simple word lists. Our solution is based on proprietary TWOL two-level morphology model allowing the application to identify word derivatives, related compounds and inflections. Thus, Lingsoft Proofreader can identify any word, which is grammatically correct. In addition to the language-specific basic dictionary, Lingsoft Proofreader includes a wide variety of current and traditional abbreviations and proper names.

Lingsoft Proofreader for Adobe InDesign is available for CS and CS2 versions on Windows and Mac OS X platforms, and for the following languages:
  • Finnish
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)
  • Danish
  • German

This User's Guide covers the following versions: CS on Mac OS X


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Installing the Program

  1. Start installation by double-clicking the according installation package:
    • pr21inCSfi.pkg for Finnish,
    • pr21inCSsv.pkg for Swedish,
    • pr21inCSnb.pkg for Norwegian (Bokmål)
    • pr21inCSnn.pkg for Norwegian (Nynorsk)
    • pr21inCSda.pkg for Danish
    • pr21inCSdea.pkg for German (old)
    • pr21inCSdep.pkg for German (post-reform)
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Start the licence key program by double-clicking:
    • for Finnish
    • for Swedish
    • for Norwegian (Bokmål)
    • for Norwegian (Nynorsk)
    • for Danish
    • for German (old)
    • for German (post-reform)
  4. Type the serial number, which you have received with the product or in the e-mail sent to you by Lingsoft licence key generator, and press Enter.
  5. Close the licence key program without saving.
  6. Start Adobe InDesign, and follow the instructions below.

Using the Program

Enable Lingsoft Proofreader by selecting Edit > Preferences > Dictionary in the Adobe InDesign program. In Language options, select Finnish and then Lingsoft Proofreader in the Hyphenation and Spelling options. For more information on specifying dictionaries or language see Adobe InDesign documentation.


More accurate and adapted specifically to the target language, the hyphenation facility of Lingsoft Proofreader works just like the native Adobe InDesign hyphenation. Enable or disable Hyphenation per paragraph as follows:
  1. Double-click the desired style in the Paragraph Styles palette.
  2. In the Edit... window, select Hyphenation on the list in the following Paragraph Style Options dialog box.
  3. Enable or disable hyphenation by selecting the Hyphenate check box.
Please note the use of custom hyphenation dictionaries. For more information on hyphenation settings see Adobe InDesign CS documentation.


Lingsoft Proofreader for Adobe InDesign CS proofing tools work basically like the native Adobe InDesign CS proofing facility. Custom dictionary is also available.

Note: Options in the program Preference panel do not affect proofing.

The Proofing Menu

Use custom hyphenation and proofing dictionaries in Lingsoft Proofreader for Adobe InDesign CS like you would use the dictionaries of the native Adobe InDesign CS hyphenation and proofing tools. Entries added to the custom dictionaries are available in both Lingsoft Proofreader for Adobe InDesign CS and the native hyphenation and proofing tools. For more information on user dictionaries see Adobe InDesign CS documentation.

System requirements

  • Adobe InDesign CS
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or newer.
  • 10 MB free disk space


How do you know that you are using Lingsoft Proofreader?
Go to InDesign > Preferences > Dictionary... dialog, and Select the language of your Lingsoft Proofreader. If after Hyphenation and Spelling reads Lingsoft Proofreader, then it is in use. See the first issue in Known issues chapter to find out the limit of this rule.

Hyphenation misses self-evident syllabic boundaries.
Boundaries between words, and especially those in compound words, are not always clear-cut, even if we are not aware of this. The program builds compound words quite freely – a function, which increases the number of possible interpretations.

Changes made to the user dictionary have no desired effect.
Adobe InDesign CS automatically applies user dictionaries to hyphenation and proofing so that Lingsoft Proofreader cannot intervene. This is why the user dictionaries fail to identify inflected forms of words the way Lingsoft Proofreader does and, therefore, each form of inflection needs to be entered individually. See Custom Hyphenation and Proofing Dictionaries in this guide.

Known issues

  1. When you have changed the hyphenator provider, the changes are not effective until you have restarted InDesign.
  2. Adobe InDesign CS and CS2 divides words after colon. Lingsoft Proofreader can't change that behaviour.
  3. The spelling options in 'InDesign > Preferences > Spelling...' dialog have no effect on Lingsoft Proofreader.
  4. Changing dictionary provider fails sometimes. You can change only either hyphenation or spelling dictionary provider in one dialog session. If you change them both, hyphenation provider isn't changed and you have to change it again.

Lingsoft, Inc.

Lingsoft is an international full-service language company. We provide a comprehensive range of products and services related to spoken and written language. Lingsoft solutions are based on the company’s sentence and word analysis technologies that have become the industry standard.

Lingsoft language solutions help your organisation to succeed. From us you'll get everything from translations and glossaries all the way to proofing tools, text mining, training applications and speech-controlled services. Contact us when in need for Finnish language technology know-how of international calibre.


Copyright ©Lingsoft, Inc. 2006
Finnish technical-commercial dictionary: Copyright ©WSOY 1997. All rights reserved.
Xerox Two-Level Compiler, ©Xerox Corporation 1994, was used in developing Lingsoft Proofreader.
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